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IBM Pushes Forward with Power and Storage Systems for Big Data Insight

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8446886476_a634bf6d54_nby Angela Guess

In the latest IBM news, the company yesterday “accelerated its strategy to make big data and cloud computing a reality for businesses of all sizes with new Power Systems and Storage Systems that provide deep insights into big data, simplify data storage in the cloud, and can reduce costs through consolidation. The announcement was made today in Johannesburg, South Africa, where IBM convened over 100 CEOs, CIOs, government officials, and academics at a leadership forum to chart a course for future business opportunities across the continent.”

The article continues, “Starting at $5,947 (USD), IBM has created an affordable family of entry level and midrange Power Systems based on new POWER7+ processors. The new systems are optimized for IBM’s industry-leading analytics software, and use underlying technologies from the groundbreaking Watson system including POWER processors and big data analytics. In addition to IBM’s longstanding relationship with Avnet and Arrow, today’s news comes on the heels of IBM’s recent agreement with Ingram Micro and TechData to resell IBM’s entire portfolio of Power Systems, PureSystems, and Storage Systems, radically changing the market of IBM’s POWER7+ technology by offering it to small and midsized businesses (SMB) and large enterprises.”

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