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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How 3PAR Addresses The Biggest Part of IT’s Spend [HP]

3Par

Since HP won the $2.3B battle over 3PAR, they have brought the enterprise-class features of 3PAR storage into a mid-range solution offering. This pre-configured, converged storage platform combines HP 3PAR software with HP EVA storage arrays and HP BladeSystem ProLiant server hardware.

SearchStorage.com recently published their 2013 purchasing intentions survey, and concluded that:

  • The largest chunk of IT budget goes to storage systems
  • 60% of companies say they are using more storage because of virtualization
  • 25% say cloud storage services will play a major role in their future strategy

Because the largest chunk of an IT budget is spent on storage, I asked Softchoice Solutions Architect Adam Wolfson to give us his opinion on why HP 3PAR storage may be right for you.

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IBM’s Frank Morassutti on Server Virtualization’s Spread into the Data Center

IBM’s Frank Morassutti On Sever Virtualization’s Spread Into The Data Center

IBM’s Top Gun Frank Morassutti recently visited Softchoice, and we had a chance to sit down with him and discuss the data center trends, server commoditization, server virtualization and how IBM’s System X solution fits into the picture.

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