No IT Department? You Can Still Use a Server

Lenovo, known for its ThinkPad and Lenovo branded notebook computers, has joined leaders Dell and HP in the server market with the introduction of its new ThinkServer line.
The new Lenovo ThinkServers include three tower and two rack x86 servers, providing a scalable offering to fit the needs of small and medium sized businesses. ThinkServers are designed to provide an out-of-the-box solution for SMBs that require robust performance and high levels of storage but don’t have dedicated IT staff to set up and manage a server environment. The ThinkServer family is available with Microsoft Windows Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, Lenovo’s preferred Linux operating system provider. kServer solutions.”
Lenovo is also launching ThinkServer management tools, software designed to make set up, update and management simple and effective for SMBs without dedicated IT departments.

The company is offering customers a 90-day trial of ThinkPlus Priority Support services as they set up their servers for the first time, which includes next business day warranty service, 24/7 hardware and software phone support, priority call routing to senior level technicians, optional four-hour on site response and hard disk drive retention. There is also a package that includes on-site hardware installation and online training.
ThinkServer products start at $749 and are available through Lenovo business partners.
Laura Leites, Assistant Editor,