The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node is a high-performance server that offers outstanding performance for virtualization with levels of CPU performance and memory capacity, and flexible configuration options. It is part of IBM PureFlex System, a category of computing that integrates multiple server architectures, networking, storage and system management capability into a single system that is easy to deploy and manage. IBM PureFlex System has full "built-in" virtualization support of servers, storage, and networking to speed provisioning and increase resiliency. In addition, it supports open industry standards, such as operating systems, networking and storage fabrics, virtualization, and system management protocols, to easily fit within existing and future data center environments. IBM PureFlex System is scalable and extendable with multigeneration upgrades to protect and maximize IT investments.