New servers are based on a dual-chip design, which doubles the number of CPUs in a slot
IBM unveiled a number of major additions to its Flex System portfolio. The offerings combine the latest server technology with new virtualization, networking and management tools, allowing clients to consolidate their existing IT infrastructures and reduce operating costs. This will help clients use smaller data centre environments to quickly deploy, manage and secure increasingly larger clouds.
“IBM Flex System solutions can help you consolidate your infrastructure and support innovative solutions such as social, mobile and big data analytics. These enhancements offer more choice to customers by supporting consolidation efficiency across all infrastructures – not just servers – so you can reduce operational expense and free up resources for innovation,” said Rahul Bindal, Country Manager – PureSystems, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India South Asia.
These additional Flex Systems products deliver the features that provide clients with the choices they need as they seek to reduce costs and invest in technologies that provide future scalability. The offerings consist of three systems built on both IBM POWER7+ and a “double dense” x222 system built on x86 technology.
Furthermore, IBM has upgraded the Flex System Manager so that clients can monitor and manage up to 5,000 infrastructure end points and do so from any location utilizing iOS, Android and Blackberry mobile devices.
IBM’s commitment in supporting its Business Partners has resulted with more than 4,500 channel partners for PureFlex and Flex System. Today’s announcement provides additional choices for partners who are looking to provide their customers, and reinforces the role of Flex System as the premier platform for providing solutions to clients in the x86 and POWER market segments.