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THE BEST SELECTION
FOR YOUR GROWING ENTERPRISE.

Your IT infrastructure is as singular as your business plan, and each enterprise has its own unique set of requirements for a server deployment. For recommendations on which ThinkServer best supports your key applications, visit the chart below.


File and print

Are you going to run any other applications on this file and print server?

What application will you run on this file and print server?

Number of Users

Recommended
Rack Server

No other applications will be run on this server Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 1-75 RD330
75-400 RD430
400-1000 RD630
Yes, other applications will be run on this server Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Windows Essential Server 2012
1-75 RD430
75-1000 RD630
Windows Server 2012 (Datacenter) 1-75 RD530
75-1000 RD630
Red Hat Enterprise Linux - v6+

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server - v11+
1-1000 RD630

Small Medium Business solutions

What application will you run on this Small Medium Business solutions server?

Number of Users

Recommended
Rack Server

Windows 2012 Foundations/Essentials 1-10 RD430
10-30 RD430
30-75 RD630

Email and messaging

What application will you run on this email and messaging server?

Number of Users

Recommended
Rack Server

Microsoft Exchange
1-1000 RD630
Lotus Domino 1-1000 RD430
Linux SendMail 1-1000 RD430
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 1-1000 RD630

Web server

What application will you run on this web server?

Number of Users

Recommended
Rack Server

Apache 1-400 RD330
400-1000 RD430
Microsoft IIS 1-400 RD330
400-1000 RD430

Domain controller

Number of Users

Recommended
Rack Server

1-25 RD330
25-75 RD330
75-200 RD530
200-1000 RD630

Database

What application will you run on this database server?

Number of Users

Recommended
Rack Server

Microsoft SQL Database

For x86/X64 32/64-bit applications
1-50 RD430
50-150 RD630
150-500 RD630
500-1000 RD630
1000-1850 RD630
Oracle Database

For x86/X64 32/64-bit applications
1-100 RD430
100-250 RD630
250-500 RD630
500-1000 RD630
1000-2000 RD630

Citrix or terminal services

Number of Users

Recommended
Rack Server

1-10 RD330
11 - 500 RD630

Key factors to consider when selecting and configuring the right server solution for your business include:

Work Capacity: : How many users or applications do you expect to be running on your servers? This is very important, because you want to make sure your solution can handle that quantity without compromising on productivity.

Purpose: What primary purpose will your server solution perform in your business operations? Are these file-and- print servers or servers to host advanced Web applications? Clearly understanding the purpose of your servers will guide you to select the server with the right performance, features, and options for a complete solution.

Existing infrastructure: Is your current server infrastructure located in several regional offices, or at a central location? Does your current server infrastructure leverage any specific technologies over others? Understanding your current business technology will help you select a server solution that seamlessly fits into your infrastructure, thereby reducing complexity and cost.

Once you have identified the server and options you need, click on the Channel Configurator link to design and configure the ThinkServer that best fits your needs.


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