IBM BladeCenter HT Chassis
Extending the BladeCenter family value[bladehtchassis]
IBM BladeCenter HT, the newest NGN platform in the evolution of the BladeCenter family, is a powerful new chassis that helps reduce network infrastructure costs while increasing network infrastructure performance and flexibility— making it the ideal platform to support demanding next-generation, high-performance core telecom network applications such as Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), Video on Demand (VoD), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Advanced Security.
The new chassis maintains compatibility with the BladeCenter family. The four chassis in the BladeCenter family share the same blades and switches, and support legacy and currently shipping blades. Compatibility will continue in the future as new blades are introduced with new capabilities, offering additional functionality to the family—BladeCenter, BladeCenter T and BladeCenter H chassis. Leveraging a single, compatible architecture enables you to reduce costs and complexity, while delivering investment protection for your next-generation network (NGN) infrastructures.
- Leadership server performance - high-performance dual-core and quad-core processors and large memory capacity are ideal for telecommunications Transport, Control and Service plane applications.
- High performance networking - ideal platform for demanding high-throughput Control and Transport plane applications with multi-terabit backplane and 10 Gbps switch fabric.
- Operational flexibiiity, interoperability and investment protection - compatible family using a single architecture with common components that helps reduce infrastructure costs and complexity.
- Increased scalability and density - higher density of blades and switches in an IBM BladeCenter® HT chassis.
|Chassis Type||12U Network Infrastructure Blade Chassis|
|Switch Modules||Up to four legacy, up to four high speed and up to two bridge modules|
|Management Blades||Up to two Advanced Management Modules|
|Fan Configuration||Four hot-swap fan modules|
|Power Supply Configuration||AC or DC|
|I/O Ports||USB-based keyboard, mouse (KM), Ethernet, DB15, Analog Video|
|LAN Socket(s)||4x InfiniBand 10Gb Ethernet|
|Standard||3-year onsite limited warranty|