IBM has expanded its systems portfolio with the introduction of new server products
IBM has expanded its systems portfolio with the introduction of new server products aimed at optimising the workload efficiency of over-burdened data centres.
Under the new additions, the zEnterprise System will now feature support for the proprietary workload-optimised WebSphere DataPower X150 integration appliance that helps data and applications on different servers communicate regardless of their location.
The computer systems giant said that the appliance will help customers get a single, comprehensive view of their entire business scattered across various disconnected servers in the data centre.
It also introduced the Storwize Rapid Application Storage solution designed to improve storage efficiency while simplifying administration and management.
Compared to traditional storage options in SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Exchange, Storwize shows a more efficient backup time and downtime , which is lower by almost 90%, IBM claims.
The company also announced Blade networking and Ethernet systems targeted at firms associated with cloud computing, business analytics or high-performance computing.
Copyright Press Association 2011