Ingram Micro is expanding its enterprise offerings to distribute IBM's x440, part of the eServer xSeries line of Intel-based servers.
The x440 was launched in March and combines Intel's Xeon processor with IBM's Enterprise X-Architecture technology, a chipset that manages a number of internal operations and features capabilities typically found only in mainframes.
"Ingram Micro gives solution providers the flexibility of a wider range of platforms and products to take to market. Our enterprise strategy and business model minimize barriers that may discourage customers from this potentially lucrative market," said Sally Stanton, vice president and general manager of emerging technologies for Ingram Micro North America. "Over the past six years, Ingram Micro has built its enterprise consulting business with experienced and highly-skilled associates to support customers and manufacturers in this important segment."
The server is aimed at e-businesses providing a platform for both server consolidation and large, single-system applications. It features an expansion capability that allows users to increase their configurations as business requirements change.
Ingram Micro will have an x440 at its Solution Center in Santa Ana, where solution providers can test solutions and bring in their customers.