Lenovo on Tuesday unveiled its first line of low-end servers for SMBs, MSPs (managed service provides), and enterprises looking for less powerful systems for its branch offices, Lenovo announced.
"Lenovo is entering a new server space," Tom Ribble, director of ThinkServer marketing, said in an interview with eWEEK. "We've got a lot of features built in, and that creates great value for the price point."
Those features include advanced RAID, Web-enabled management capabilities, hot-swappable hard drives, and DVD burners. Powering the systems are Intel's Xeon 5500 and 5600 series processors.
According to Ribble, the revamped ThinkServers will appeal to wide variety of customers. SMBs, for example, will be drawn to the bang-for-buck factor, while MSPs will have expanded options for their server farms.
"The opportunity is very strong with the SMB business," Ribble added.