HELPING YOU CHOOSE THE BEST THINKSERVER FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

 


Each organization has a unique set of requirements for server deployments. Which ThinkServer system best supports your key applications? Consider these questions, and see the below examples for more information. Once you have identified the appropriate system, click on the Channel Configurator to design the ThinkServer that best fits your needs, or consult your Lenovo sales rep or Lenovo Business Partner for a custom solution.

Purpose: What is the primary function of your server? Is it a file/print server, application server, web server? Understanding your server's purpose will help you select the right performance, features, and options to meet your needs.

Capacity: How many applications do you expect to be running on your server and how many users will you be supporting? This is very important because you want to make sure your solution can handle the applications/users without compromising on application performance and user productivity.

Existing infrastructure: Is your current server infrastructure located in several regional offices, or at a central location? Does your current server infrastructure use any specific networking or storage technologies? Understanding your current implementation will help you select a server solution that integrates into your existing infrastructure, thereby reducing complexity and cost.


File & Print

 

Application

Number of Users

Recommended Server

No other applications will be run on this server Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard ROK 1-75 TS140, TS440, TD340, RS140, RD340, or RD440
75-400 TD340, TS440, RD340, or RD440
400-1000 RD640
Yes, other applications will be run on this server Microsoft Windows Server 2012/R2

Windows Essential Server 2012
1-75 TS440 , RS140, or RD440
75-1000 RD640
Windows Server 2012 (Datacenter) 1-75 RD540
75-1000 RD640
Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
1-1000 RD640

Email & Messaging

Application

Number of Users

Recommended Server

Microsoft Exchange
1-1000 RD640
Lotus Domino 1-1000 RD640
Linux SendMail 1-1000 TD340, RD340, or RD540
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 1-1000 RD640

Web Serving

Application

Number of Users

Recommended Server

Apache 1-400 RS140, or RD340
400-1000 RD440 or RD430
Microsoft IIS 1-400 TD340, or RS140, RD340
400-1000 RD440

Active Directory/LDAP

Number of Users

Recommended Server

1-25 TD340, RS140, or RD340
25-75 RD340
75-200 RD540
200-1000 RD640

Database

Application

Number of Users

Recommended Server

Microsoft SQL Database 1-50 TD340, RS140, or RD440
50-150 RD640
150-500 RD640
500-1000 RD640
1000-1850 RD640
Oracle Database 1-100 RS140, or RD440
100-250 RD640
250-500 RD640
500-1000 RD640
1000-2000 RD640

Citrix & Terminal Services

Number of Users

Recommended Server

1-10 TD340, RS140, or RD340
11 - 500 RD640

Virtualization

Number of Virtual Machines

Recommended Server

1-15 TD340, RS140, RD340, RD440
> 15 RD640
30 + RD640

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