IBM Launches PowerLinux Solutions to Help Customers Increase Efficiency and Insights

IBM has introduced new value-priced Power Systems and PureFlex System offerings to help customers exploit the cost efficiency of Linux and virtualization for business-critical workloads. IBM PowerLinux Solutions offer deep integration of new Linux-specific POWER7 processor-based hardware with industry-standard Linux software from Red Hat and SUSE for analyzing Big Data, managing industry-specific applications, and delivering open source infrastructure services.

Priced for the mid market and above, PowerLinux Solutions are designed to provide customers with lower deployment time and costs, as well as greater performance, dependability, and workload density than competitive x86 platforms at similar price points.

IBM is offering the new integrated and workload-optimized PowerLinux Solutions in conjunction with its ISV and OEM partners, starting with three specific Linux-centric workloads. IBM PowerLinux Solutions are designed to match each workload's specific performance requirements, offering customers a simpler Linux-based IT environment that can help reduce infrastructure costs and free IT staff to focus on bringing innovative products and services to market faster.

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