IBM Provides Clients Superior Alternative to x86-Based Commodity Servers

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ibby Angela Guess

According to a new article out of the company, “IBM [on Friday] introduced a new range of systems capable of handling massive amounts of computational data faster at nearly 20 percent better price/performance than comparable Intel Xeon v3 Processor-based systems – providing clients a superior alternative to closed, commodity-based data center servers.The vastness of Big Data – of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated on the planet every day – provides a challenge for organizations to build powerful technology infrastructures to gain actionable insights from this data. The commodity servers used today by most organizations are built on proprietary processor technology and are increasingly stretched to their limits by workloads related to Big Data, cloud and mobile demands.”

The article continues, “In contrast, IBM is designing a new data centric approach to systems that leverages the building blocks of the OpenPOWER Foundation. Formed in late 2013, the OpenPOWER Foundation has grown quickly from 5 founders to 59 members – all working together to leverage the IBM POWER processor’s open architecture for broad industry innovation. ‘Our open innovation business model and approach to OpenPOWER will disrupt technology providers that offer closed, proprietary solutions produced within the walls of one company,’ said Doug Balog, General Manager, Power Systems, IBM Systems & Technology Group. ‘Today’s announcement provides clients with a greater choice to help them gain the fastest, deepest insights to solve their business problems’.”

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