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IBM Flex System Blade Platform: In-Depth Assessment

Published: 07 May 2014

ID: G00258341

Analyst(s): Jim Burton


In this assessment, IBM Flex System is evaluated against Gartner's blade platform evaluation criteria to assess its ability to meet the diverse needs of enterprise IT organizations.

Table Of Contents

Bottom-Line Assessment

  • Product Scorecard and Feature Snapshot
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Reasons to Deploy
  • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • New and Key Features


  • General Overview of the IBM Flex System Platform
    • Flex System Enterprise Chassis
    • Flex System Networking
    • Flex System Compute Trays
    • Flex System Expansion Nodes
    • Flex System Storage Expansion Nodes
    • Flex System Manager
  • Impact of the Flex System Design on the Criteria

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