Posts Tagged ‘IBM’

Hamilton Rentals are now part of Bell Integration

April 4, 2017
Hamilton Rentals are now part of Bell Integration

Hamilton Rentals are now part of Bell Integration

Founded in 1972, Hamilton Rentals have long been recognised in the industry as a leading provider of short term IT & AV rental services and is a partner of choice of leading vendors including IBM, Lenovo, HP, Samsung and Oracle. Hamilton Rentals give customers quick and efficient access to a number of flexible solutions, and work with a range of suppliers to find the products customers need, from the latest datacentre servers and storage, PC’s and laptops, to audio visual equipment for full event solutions.

Founded in 1996, Bell Integration is a fast growing IT services and consulting company at the forefront of helping companies drive costs from their operations and improve their ability to engage with customers.

Bell’s acquisition of Hamilton’s completed in mid-February and both companies are of the shared belief that combining forces will enable further growth.

Our Customers, Partners and Suppliers will see no immediate change in the way our business is transacted; the acquisition means we will be able to offer a much wider variety of services and solutions to better support business needs from a single trusted supplier.

Services and solutions will include:

  • IT Rental – Servers, storage, laptops, desktops, tablets & mobile devices, networking
  • AV Rental – Professional displays & TV’s including: Smart, 3D, 4K, Curved & touch, video Walls, Projectors, voting solutions, kiosks, and interactive white boards
  • Vendor evaluation programmes
  • Full event management
  • Ex-rental & refurbished web shop
  • Outright purchase
  • Managed services
  • Workload migration
  • Dynamic workload placement – vClarus
  • Workplace Optimisation
  • Cloud Services
  • Asset disposal & recycling

For more information on the acquisition or to hear more about the services and solutions, please contact us: or call us on 01344 456600

IBM Servers & Storage for Purchase or Rental

April 16, 2014

Hamilton Rentals have  a selection of IBM POWER servers and midrange storage available for sale or for hire

Product Type

 Part No

 Quantity  Specification  Condition  Price (ExVat)
Server 8233-E8B 1
p750 32 core 3.2Ghz Server 
32x 3.2Ghz Processors
Virtual Ethernet Card
AIX, Active Memory Expansion
2 x PSU, DVD
Ex-Demo  £POA
Server 8233-8B
1 P750 8 Core 3.3Ghz Server
8x 3.3Ghz Processors
Virtual Ethernet Card
AIX, Active Memory Expansion
2 x PSU, DVD
Server 9117-MMA 1 p570 8 Core 5Ghz Server 
8 x 5Ghz Processors 
128GB Memory
2 x PSU, DVD
Ex-Demo  £POA
Back Up 3573-L2U 1 TS3100 Tape Library
Path Failover
2 x 13m LC/LC FC Cables
Rack Mount Kit
2.8M Power Cord UK
Rack to PDU Cable



V7000 Storwize Disk Array
16 x 600GB 2.5 in. 10k HDD
8 x 1 TB 2.5-inch 7.2k HDD
8 x 5 m Fiber Optic Cable LC-LC
IBM 10GbE Optical SW SFP 2 pairs
2 x Cache 8 GB
2 x AC Power Supply
Ex-Demo  £POA

Every item sold by Hamilton Rentals has been tested prior to shipping by an accredited engineer to help ensure reliability. Items are all UK sourced and are sold with any remaining manufacturers warranty.

For further peace of mind we also offer an additional 30 day no quibble money back guarantee.

Cant find what you are looking for?
Our experienced sales team can also source end of life and hard to find 2nd user or new IT equipment. If you do not see what you are looking for or would like further information.

Visit our website for further details.

If you would like to place an order or have any questions then please contact us:

Phone: +44 (0)1438 740657



IBM x86 System Breaks TPC-C Benchmark Record

August 12, 2011

x86 servers have received a lot of industry attention as of late, and as IBM continues to enhance its own line of the model – the company has released exciting news this morning.  IBM achieved the highest TPC-C benchmark performance score ever for an x86 server.

“Leveraging significant investments in x86 technology, IBM continues to push the envelope in terms of innovation, scalability and performance,” said Alex Yost, vice president, IBM System x and BladeCenter systems in a company press release.  “At the end of the day, it’s about the customer, about delivering highly scalable, cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions that help clients differentiate themselves in their chosen markets.”

The server tested was the single rack non-clustered IBM System x, running DB2 and achieving more than three million transactions per minute.  These results top the industry record—also set by the same IBM x86 system—by 66 percent.

The winning combo comprising the system used the technology of IBM’s 5th generation Enterprise X-Architecture, DB2 9.7, IBM MAX5 on system x, and the latest Intel Xeon E7 processors running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.  The IBM x3850 X5 was housed in a single 42U rack.

The benchmark tests leading to the record simulated the environment of a wholesale supplier’s order entry processes, including: entering and delivering orders, recording payments, checking the status of orders and monitoring the level of stock at the warehouses.

The company says clients who choose to deploy the system can “expect to see more orders entered, as well as faster monitoring, distribution and delivery.”

Hamilton Rentals is a preferred rental partner of IBM, supplying IT departments with trials for POWER6 and POWER7, System x, BladeCentre and Mid Range storage.  Contact us to learn more about our server rental fleet.

Upgrade to POWER7 with Server Hire from Hamilton Rentals

July 22, 2011

Hamilton Rentals is the UK’s leading supplier of AV display, computer, tablet and server rentals.

If your company is currently operating on POWER6 and wants to take the leap to POWER7, you can test before you invest with Hamilton Rentals.

If you decide to test out an IBM POWER7 server, Hamilton will provide you with simple deployment with a choice of rack, tower and blade servers to meet the specific requirements of your server room.For the like-minded environmentally and fiscally conscientious small to mid size business or enterprise, these servers are energy efficient, saving costs on your electricity bills and reducing your carbon footprint for the long-term.

To learn more about try-before-you-buy evaluation in server technology, contact us Hamilton Rentals. We specialize in helping organizations achieve IT upgrades with minimum risk.
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IBM Rental News: Big Blue Remains Formidable Force with Positive Profits

July 19, 2011

Our business partner and 100-year-old established IT manufacturer IBM has reported an increase of 8 percent in net income for this year’s second quarter from last’s year’s same period.

While providing an array of products and services, like the extensive storage and server rental offerings we offer to businesses who want to trial the company’s technology, IBM remains today’s biggest maker of mainframe computers.  The company reported a $3.66 billion (£2.27 billion) this year, according to the BBC, up from $3.39 billion a year earlier.

The news organization further reported IBM has increased its predictions for full-year earnings for the second quarter running.  The report further indicated a 12 percent increase of revenue at $25.7 billion.

The company accredits its growth to new signings for its services division—up by 16 percent in the quarter—a sign it says shows that companies are still spending money on technology.  We can attest to this with the increased interest in trying some of IBM’s energy efficient products like its POWER7 server line—especially by those currently looking to upgrade from POWER6.

The BBC reported a surprising drop in IBM’s shares on the results, despite the fact that the company performed better than expected.  The dip was slight and short-lived as they rose 2 percent in the hours after.

Senior Analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group, Kim Caughey Forrest told reporters, “The margins were very strong and the revenue, especially in the second quarter when you expect softer revenue, makes it look like they did well in the quarter.”

Kudos to our friends at Big Blue.  To learn more about renting IBM products from Hamilton Rentals, contact us today.

Server Rental: IBM Brings Mainframes to the Mid-Range

July 12, 2011

As energy and space costs continue to plague institutions in data centres around the world, IBM continues to offer products made to ease the burden of the tech budgets of these companies.

For instance, the POWER7 server lineup (available for trial in one of our server rental programs), continues to forge ahead as an energy efficient solution for companies looking for environmental and fiscal responsibility.

The company has taken a step even further by “shrinking” the mainframe targeted at mid-end and emerging markets with the new z114 system.  The innovation was made in response to the increasing amounts of data forming as the Internet continues to grow, and consequently, the increasing demand for data management that accompanies it.  This is, according to RTN, “stretching the concept of ‘server farms’ to its limit.”

The z114 can be loaded with up to 14 processors, and its bigger brother, the z196, can have up to 80.

IBM maintains it is making full use of the transition that many of the new mainframes have made to run on Linux or Windows servers as opposed to the zOS.  “If it is big computing power that is needed, it is better to use a mainframe than string together a series of low power servers,” wrote RTN’s Trisha Thomas.

“Clients can consolidate workloads from 40 Oracle server cores on to a new z114 with just three [of 14] processors running Linux [on the new z114]. Compared to the Oracle servers the new z114 costs 80 percent less with similar dramatic savings on floor space and energy,” said the company in a statement, adding, “The new z114 can also consolidate more than 300 HP Proliant servers running Oracle workloads.”

The company further noted that the new capabilities brought by the zEnterprise System can help simplify data centers with its ability to manage workloads across mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers as a single system.

Try Before you Buy IBM Power7 Servers: for the Environmental and Fiscal-Minded Business

June 15, 2011

You’ve likely noticed the steep costs of investing in server technology, but did you know that you can test the latest innovations from top tiered models like those of the IBM Power7 server lineup from Hamilton Rentals?

Part of the zeal of Power7 technology comes from its cost-saving operations suited for businesses with ever-growing databases. While eliminating the need for constant upgrades, the servers’ functionality can also reduce staffing costs.

For the like-minded environmentally and fiscally conscientious SMBs or enterprises, these servers are energy efficient, saving costs on your electricity bills and reducing your carbon footprint for the long-term. Its additional conveniences even come to physical proximity, as the Power7 offers simple deployment with the choices of rack, tower and blade servers allowing you to situate according to your ideal server room.

Renting an IBM Power7 server allows you to achieve IT upgrades with minimum risk before you decide to make a final commitment with a purchase. Hamilton offers flexible rental periods through varied purchasing options where you can rent from one week to 12 months. Whether you’re testing the server capabilities within your own infrastructure before committing to a purchase, or in need of a short-term lease for a project, there is no capital outlay, off balance sheet revenue expenditure and you have the added option to pay for the server rental over the duration of the product.

To learn more about try-before-you-buy evaluation in server technology, contact us Hamilton Rentals. Together with our U.S. affiliate, Vernon Computer Source, we offer the largest server rental fleet in the world.

A Very Happy 100th Birthday to our Business Partner, IBM

June 13, 2011

Yep, IBM’s centennial is just a few days away. One-hundred years of business for a company known for its roots in computer and server technology… so what in the world was it doing back in 1911?

Always on the cusp of the latest technology, IBM’s roots began in employee time-keeping systems, weighing scales, automatic meat slicers, coffee grinders and punched card equipment—this was all before the company was actually “IBM” back in the 1880s. Pretty techy stuff at the time.

The company actually came together in 1911 when Charles Flint organized the merger of several companies: the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, the Computing Scale Corporation and the Bundy Manufacturing Company.

Since then, the company has had its hands in many pots. Super-computing in the 30s, engine parts and automatic rifles during World War II, Chinese character typewriters in the 40s, even space exploration in the 60s can be found in IBM’s long history.  When it comes down to it, the company moved where the technology was developing.  Now when we think of the company, computers come to mind, and at Hamilton Rentals, we think of servers as IBM fills a great portion of our extensive server rental line—the largest in the world.

As a part of the celebration of industry giant IBM’s 100th anniversary, the company is sending 400,000 of its employees spend the day aiding charities with their technical abilities instead of hitting their usual job posts on the 16th, one day before the actual birthday.