"Relatively tall and slender, incredibly quiet and cool, it is an absolute workhorse designed for small business," Jeffries said. "It is instantly the largest capacity storage server we have."
Both the TS130 and TS430 small business servers come in multiple configurations with an array of ThinkServer Ready components to address specific business needs. Customers can choose data backup options like LTO and RDX tape storage, UPS for network protection and battery backup, and a variety of popular Microsoft solutions including Small Business Server 2011 Essentials or Standard.
Along with the new servers, Lenovo also introduced the ThinkCentre M71e, an entry-level desktop geared to small businesses and corporate offices. The desktop, which will begin shipping in July at a $529 starting price point, replaces the ThinkCentre M70e.
Lenovo designed the M71e to boot up and be ready to work in under 15 seconds. Bill Dominici, North American product manager for ThinkCentre, said Lenovo worked closely with Microsoft to tailor the Windows operating system to start up and shut down rapidly on the machine.
"Our startup times and shut down times are much faster than what you've previously seen," he said.
The M71e features 2nd generation Intel Core I processors, new security authentication features and support for up to four individual monitors.
Thor Olavsrud is a contributor to SmallBusinessComputing.com and a former senior editor at InternetNews.com. He covers operating systems, standards and security, among other technologies.