Includes Power7 servers with four, eight or 16 cores per blade
IBM has added new servers, services and a software to its lineup of 2010 systems, which include Power7 blade servers, a IBM Systems Director Software, and new services to remotely implement the systems.
The blade servers are built on IBM’s Power7 workload-optimized systems’ design and the new systems software can reduce the deployment of workloads from weeks to minutes, while the new services will enable clients to reduce costs by up to 25%, IBM said.
The new servers featuring four, eight or 16 cores per blade offer clients the same 64-bit POWER technology at work in some of the world’s most critical data centres in government, research, finance and high-tech industries, the company said.
Designed for mid-size businesses needing enhanced performance to manage growth and reduce complexity, the new PS700, PS701 and PS702 Express are the blades for workloads ranging from web-tier and SAP application servers to distributed databases in blade-based data centres.
Also, the new software helps adjust computing resources in virtualised data centre environments to focus on priority workloads and manages multiple virtualised and physical from a single interface, with reducing server administration costs to 34%, the company said.
In addition, the remote delivery services allow IBM to staff engagements more quickly and gives clients a faster return on their investment, IBM claims.
Meanwhile, IBM has also announced a new exchange program to allow clients to upgrade to Power7 technology immediately, and provides for side-by-side migration of up to 60 days with little to no downtime as the upgrade occurs.