New Online Cloud Marketplace for the IBM Power Systems LC Line

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IBM has opened up a new online cloud marketplace for its new line of IBM Power8-based Linux servers – the Power LC (Linux cluster) Line, which was introduced last month. The new Power Systems LC servers are the first to be based on technologies and development efforts contributed by OpenPOWER Foundation partners. The Power Systems LC servers are offered in three different variations: the Power Systems S812LC, the Power Systems S822LC for commercial computing, and the Power Systems S822LC for high performance computing. 

“The LC line of offerings is much more than the systems themselves. They will be delivered with a client experience that is common and comfortable for Linux clients. In 4Q, these systems will be purchasable on the web,”  notes Stefanie Chiras, Director and Business Line Executive, Scale-out Power Systems at IBM Systems and Technology Group, in her blog post, titled, “Experience IBM Power Systems in a whole new way.”

In additional blogs and articles, the impact of the new Power Systems LC line of servers is discussed.

“How companies ingest, mine, manage and leverage this data can unlock unlimited possibilities and opportunities for both the business and the customer. But, we cannot emphasize enough that without the right underpinning infrastructure, a once galloping enterprise can be left in the dust by those acting on their data – fast. That’s why today IBM has furthered its commitment to powerful and cognitive systems of insight, unveiling a whole new Linux class of IBM Power Systems designed for clusters and clouds: the LC Line of servers,” notes Doug  Balog, General Manager of IBM Power Systems, in a recent blog post, titled “Introducing the all new Power Systems LC Line of servers.”

Read more about the new LC line in blog posts by Ptak Associates: IBM Power Systems LC: Buy On-Line with Faster Performance, Lower Cost Than x86 Systems! and Ubuntu Insights: Ubuntu with IBM Power Systems LC Models for Big Data.

And, check out the new online cloud marketplace for the Power Systems LC line here.