3 Excellent Supermicro Servers For SMEs (2023)

Every small to medium enterprise will need the right equipment to ensure they can provide their services to their customers in a streamlined and efficient way.

Supermicro servers will be able to provide your operation with impressive hardware capable of handling a wide variety of complex and challenging workloads – no matter the scale of your operation.

There are super micro servers designed for smaller-scale enterprises and servers designed for huge data centres – all to provide you with a reliable server solution that’s as cost-effective as it is affordable.

In today’s article, we’ll look at five excellent super micro servers to consider if you run an SME. There’s a variety of options to accommodate SMEs of all scales!

Let’s start with the following:

 Supermicro SuperBlade (SBI-7228R-T2X)

The SBI-7228R-T2X blade server from Supermicro has been designed as an entry-level server that will hugely benefit small enterprises requiring a powerful server without investing too much capital in one go.

With a full-height dual-node blade chassis, the SBI-7228R-T2X includes two nodes and will provide you with the following hardware:

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 CPUs (12 cores, 2.3GHz clock speed)
  • SATA3 Software RAID Controller (onboard)
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM (provided in two 16GB modules)
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface v2.0
  • Intel i350 Dual Port 1Gbps Network Card
  • B10DRT-TP motherboard
  • CSE-720M-240B chassis
  • X2 way backplane that can support up to 2 x 2.5″ hot-swap drives (SATA HDD or SSD)

All this is available for the modest price of between £400 – £500.

This model of Supermicro server is also available with upgrades to improve performance for those operations that need it, such as:

  • SBI-7228R-T2X’s that use Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 (12 core, 2.2GHz) CPUs
  • SBI-7228R-T2X’s come with 6Gbps Seagate Enterprise-Class hot-swap hard drives (SATA, 1TB capacity, 2.5″ form factor).
  • SBI-7228R-T2X comes with additional RAM modules (2x32GB for 64GB of DDR4 RAM).
  • SBI-7228R-T2X’s come equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 (12 core, 2.2GHz) CPUs and additional DDR4 RAM modules (8x16GB for a total of 128GB of RAM).

These different configurations of the SBI-7228R-T2X blade servers will cost significantly more but are an option for those who need more processing power.

Supermicro SuperServer 540P-E1CTR36L – RackmountNet

Supermicro Rackmount Server (SYS-6018U-TR4T)

If a blade server is different from what your enterprise is looking for, Supermicro offers you many other servers. Their entry-level rackmount server is great for investing in their first rackmount server.

Rackmount servers are ideal for those wanting to meet your current operational requirements and provide plenty of scopes to scale your server as your business demands grow.

The SYS-6018U-TR4T can offer your operation the following specifications:

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 CPUs (10 Cores, 2.3GHz)
  • 4 x 2TB Hitachi 3.5″ Hard drive disks (7200 RPM, SATA, 6Gbps)
  • 64GB of DDR4 RAM (4x16Gb modules)
  • SATA3 RAID Controller (onboard)
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface v2.0 (for remote access)
  • Dual redundant power supplies (2xPSUs)
  • x4 way backplane (to support up to 4 x 3.5” hot-swap SATA hard drives)
  • Network card: Supermicro AOC-UR-i4XT 10GbE Quad Port RJ45
  • 1U chassis type
  • X10DRU-i+ motherboard
  • CSE-819U chassis model

Price Range: £820 – £990.

If you are looking for a more high-end solution, the SYS-6018U-TR4T is also available with more expensive hardware that can handle much more diverse workloads, such as being available with:

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 CPUs (18 cores, 2.3GHz)
  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 CPUs (14 cores, 2.4GHz)
  • 256GB of DDR4 RAM (provided in 8x32GB modules)
  • 4 x 8TB Seagate hard drives (SATA, 3.5″ form factor, 7200 RPM, 6Gbps transfer rate)
  • Broadcom MegaRAID 3108 12G RAID Controller
  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 CPUs (10 Cores, 2.3 GHz)

This will depend on the configuration that your operation requires.

Supermicro Rackmount Server (SYS-1028U-TNRTP+)

For a more mid-level solution for SMEs, Supermicro provides the SYS-1028U-TNRTP+ rackmount server. Like most rackmount servers, it has been designed to not only meet your current operational requirements, but it has been designed to scale as and when your business needs it.

A standard SYS-1028U-TNRTP+ system will be equipped with the following configuration that’ll provide a reliable system with plenty of power for complex workloads:

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 CPUs (10 cores, 2.3GHz clock speed)
  • 64GB DDR4 RAM (provided in 4x16GB modules)
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface v2.0
  • AOC-URN2-i2XS 10GbE Dual Port SFP+ Supermicro Network Card Installed
  • Dual Redundant Power Supplies (2xPSU)
  • SATA3 RAID Controller (onboard)
  • X10DRU-i+ motherboard
  • CSE-119U chassis
  • x10 way Backplane to support up to 8 x 2.5″ SATA and 2 x 2.5″ NVMe/SATA Hot-Swap Drives (HDD or SSD)

A standard SYS-1028U-TNRTP+ setup such as the above will cost between £900 – £1080.


When choosing a Supermicro server, choices are abundant, and we’ve only scratched the surface by focussing on a few models they offer.

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