Last Remaining Stock of New IBM HS21XM Blade Servers Released

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Great Lakes Computer, a 24-year-old billion dollar global IBM technology reseller, announced today it released the last remaining inventory of new IBM HS21 XM blade servers to IBM customers.

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Businesses find themselves with few alternatives when products they have standardized on are suddenly discontinued. The strategy behind our multi-million inventory of new and discontinued IBM products is to help our customers protect those investments.

Great Lakes Computer, a 24-year-old billion dollar global IBM technology reseller, announced today it released the last remaining inventory of new IBM HS21 XM blade servers to IBM customers.

In the waning hours of its life cycle, the remaining inventory of new IBM BladeCenter HS21 servers has been exhausted in all traditional supply chains.

In anticipation of increased customer demand due to standardization, application issues and budgetary constraints, Great Lakes Computer has been strategically increasing its inventory position on all available new HS21XM models.

Available HS21 XM blade server SKUs Include:
7995L1U    7995L2U    7995L3U    7995L4U    7995L5U
7995L6U    7995NTU    7995H1U    7995E5U    7995R2U
7995EHU    7995G1U    7995G3U    7995G4U    7995G5U
7995G6U    7995G7U    7995GLU    7995GNU    7995H1U
7995HVU    7995J1U    7995J2U    7995J3U    7995A1U
7995C1U    7995A2U    7995C2U    7995E2U    7995RLU

For specific pricing and configuration details on the HS21XM Servers, contact Great Lakes Computer or refer to the accompanying attachments. These models are only available through Great Lakes Computer and are being offered at discounts usually reserved for only the largest IBM customers.

When asked why Great Lakes Computer was making such a large investment in end-of-life technology, their IBM brand manager said, "We've supported our customers through technology transitions for 24 years. Manufacturers of IT equipment discontinue products faster than their useful life expectancy. Businesses often find themselves with few alternatives when products they have standardized on are suddenly discontinued. The strategy behind our multi-million inventory of new and discontinued IBM products is to help our customers protect those investments.”

The HS21 blades are being replaced with the aptly named HS22. Both models are designed for use in the BladeCenter 8852 (H Chassis), BladeCenter 8677 (E Chassis), and the BladeCenter 8886 (S Chassis).

IBM customers planning to standardize on HS22XM blades may want re-think that strategy. The HS22 currently comes with a 30% price premium compared to comparably configured HS21XM servers and offers no additional computer power in virtualized HS20 and HS21 environments. Last point worth noting is the performance gains available through HS22 Nehalem processor are not realized if they are mixed in environments with slower 5000 series Intel processors.

Customers interested in learning more about the differences between the HS21 and HS22 blade server may find the accompanying YouTube Video useful.

To learn more, visit Great Lakes Computer Source on the web, or contact the company at 1-800-488-2587.

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