The Most Important IBM System x Announcement in 3 Years

The Most Important IBM System x Announcement in 3 Years

On Jan 16th, IBM launched its next generation server family that is built on the exclusive IBM X-Architecture. Featuring the Intel Xeon E7 v2 family of processors, the four socket x3850 X6 and eight socket x3950 X6 offer extraordinary performance for analytics, virtualization, database, and ERP workloads.

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Two Big Data Must-Haves

Two Big Data Must-Haves

Big Data only grows exponentially and ignoring it will compound any data issues you experience today. If data growth looms over your organization, you must have two critical things…

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IBM Flex System: Enter Blades 2.0

IBM Flex System: Enter Blades 2.0

IT’s battle against inefficiency has been raging for years. Two thirds of companies go over schedule on their project/solution deployments. Technology complexity doubles every two years. And more than 70% of budgets are spent on operations and maintenance, a percentage which is growing. Blade servers were introduced as a solution to such problems. And while they did make headway, their basic architecture failed to resolve key underlining issues.

In the first article of this 2-part series, we examined the findings of IT analyst Clabby Analytics’ 8-page white paper A Comparison of IBM’s New Flex System Environment to Traditional Blade Architectures to address the most frequently asked questions we hear from customers. In this second entry of a 2-part series, we’ll look at some of the shortcomings of traditional blades, and why Clabby Analytics believes IBM Flex System is the best blade offering in the market.

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