IBM adds servers and storage for hybrid cloud market

Enterprise IT vendor IBM on Monday announced servers and storage software targeting the hybrid cloud computing market.

IBM also offered software licensing of its middleware to accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud.

The company claims that the combination of IBM Power Systems, IBM z Systems, IBM Spectrum Storage, IBM Middleware, IBM SoftLayer and OpenStack software can assist enterprises to gain insights on key business data.

Don Boulia, vice president of Cloud Services, IBM Systems, said: IBM brings technologies together from on-premises data centers and inside public and private clouds to efficiently manage traditional computing with new mobile, big data and social computing workloads.”

IBM customer response

Zucchetti, an Italian IT provider and independent software vendor (ISV), has selected IBM Power Systems servers with POWER8 processors and Linux to deliver the company’s solutions portfolio via the cloud and speed application data up to three times faster. The company services more than 100,000 clients across manufacturing, retail, banking, legal and government industries across Europe.

“IBM Power Systems allow us to bring our clients the capabilities they need while maintaining a high degree of security, availability and scalability,” said Gregorio Piccoli, CTO of Zucchetti.

Nuance, a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world, uses IBM software defined storage technology to store and manage its data used in the development of its products.

“IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights deploys very quickly from the cloud, and the browser based tool is extremely easy to use,” said Bob Oesterlin, senior storage engineer, HPC Grid, Nuance Communications.

IBM PurePower Server

IBM Power System E850

IBM Power System E850 is the industry’s first 4-socket system with up to 70 percent guaranteed utilization. IBM targets cloud service providers or medium and large enterprises with the launch of the E850.

IBM Power System E880

IBM Power System E880 ensures that cloud deployments will experience reduced loss of efficiency when scaling.

IBM PurePower System

PurePower offers rapid implementation and ROI with up to 12X greater workload density than select competitors and a virtualization hypervisor with zero documented vulnerabilities.

IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights

Storage Insights simplifies storage management by improving storage visibility and applies analytics to ease capacity planning, enhance performance monitoring, improve storage utilization by reclaiming under-utilized storage and lower the cost of storage up to 50 percent per GB by optimizing data placement.


IBM XIV GEN 3 is designed for cloud with IBM Real-time Compression that reduces total cost of ownership (TCO). IBM XIV grid architecture integrated real-time compression technology can store 50 to 80 percent more data and with little or no application impact. IBM XIV Gen3 has shown in large deployments an average of 42 percent lower total cost of ownership over three years than HP 3PAR.100000 equivalents.

Baburajan K
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