The performance and capacity of a 2U system in a 1U form factor.View datasheet
Innovation is built in to the new Lenovo® ThinkServer® RD550.
A cleverly engineered design allows more storage density and I/O connectivity than ever before — giving you the performance and capacity of a 2U system in a 1U form factor. By creating smaller drive trays and a slightly larger chassis within the same 1U space, the RD550 offers a total of up to 12 bays, which can be used for data storage or better performance. Two additional enterprise-class M.2 solid-state drives (SSDs) are available as an option for secure booting as well as SD card options for hypervisor booting.
In the past, 1U servers were constrained by their size and did not have as many I/O slots as larger servers. With the new RD550, networking configurations that traditionally required a larger server can now fit into a 1U form factor.
Datacentre cooling costs can be greater than the cost of powering the IT equipment itself. One way to reduce these cooling costs is by operating the datacentre at a higher temperature. With a dynamic environmental design, the RD550 can run at 45 degrees Celsius continuously — with no impact on reliability. In fact, the system has been carefully architected and tested to support long-term reliability.