NEC Provides New Two-Socket Servers Ideal for Virtualization

Processing performance increased by 30%

Tokyo & London, September 13, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the sales launch for three new models of its “Express5800 Series” of industry-standard servers. These new servers feature the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family and include two 2-socket rack mount servers, which reinforce I/O performance with storage and other peripheral devices, as well as a blade server.

These rack-mount servers, equipped with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family and as much as twice the memory of existing servers (*1), enable processing performance to be improved by 30% when compared to previous models (*2). Furthermore, RAID controllers that support PCI Express 3.0 have strengthened I/O performance and made the new Express5800 servers ideal for server virtualization.

Moreover, these servers are equipped with the “EXPRESSBUILDER Ver.7” system setup utility, which supports the Microsoft (R) Windows Server(R) 2012 Hyper-V automatic setup.

The servers also feature an enhanced “EXPRESSCOPE(R) Engine 3” for operational management support, including the recording function of the remote keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) movements as part of network status observation and fault monitoring of the system, regardless of the OS type or status. This enables troublesome issues with the system to be rapidly solved.

Moreover, these new servers have adopted RAID controllers that support PCI Express 3.0, which have strengthened the servers’ data reading and writing performance. Additionally, these RAID controllers include flash memory for the backup of cache memory so that the RAID controllers no longer require batteries, which helps reduce costs and frees users from the need to replace them.

For further specification information, please see:
NEC Express5800/R120e-2M (2-socket 2U rack server):
NEC Express5800/R120e-1M (2-socket 1U rack server):
NEC Express5800/B120e-h (2-socket blade server):

NEC’s new Express5800 servers will be available on September 13, 2013. Distribution is expected to reach worldwide. Shipping dates differ by model and region.


(*1) When comparing the new “Express5800/R120e-2M” and “Express5800/R120e-1M” servers to the existing “Express5800/R120d-2M” and “Express5800/R120d-1M” servers
(*2) When comparing the new “Express5800/R120e-2M” and “Express5800/R120e-1M” servers to the existing “Express5800/R120d-2M” and “Express5800/R120d-1M” servers


For more information contact:
Shinya Hashizume
NEC Europe Ltd.
t: +44 (0)20 8836 2167

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