IBM has introduced iDataPlex, a new category of server to address the technology needs of companies that use Web 2.0-style computing to operate massive data centers with tens of thousands of servers.
IBM iDataPlex is a new rack system that can replace the inefficient ‘white-box’ servers commonly used by internet companies. As consumers demand content and more immediate access to web-based applications, iDataPlex can allow online gaming, social network, search and internet companies to scale to meet this need.
iDataplex helps clients to develop a new enterprise data center, which offers improvements in IT efficiency and provides deployment of new IT services to support future business growth.
Bill Zeitler, senior vice president of systems and technology group at IBM, said: With iDataPlex, IBM is making Web 2.0-style computing more efficient and commercializing it for internet companies and other high performance segments like financial services and research. iDataPlex can provide a foundation that companies can build on to provide improved services to web users around the world.