IBM Introduces New PowerLinux Solutions

May 03, 2012

IBM has introduced new IBM PowerLinux Systems and Solutions to help customers exploit the cost efficiency of Linux and virtualization for business-critical workloads.

IBM announces three new PowerLinux Solutions, including:

  • IBM PowerLinux Big Data Analytics Solution – Highly threaded, parallel processing capabilities that provide optimal performance for Big Data analytics projects with the use of Apache Hadoop.
  • IBM PowerLinux Industry Application Solution – A highly secure, resilient, and fully integrated platform stack for industry applications, providing smoother implementation and enabling faster time-to-delivery for new services with less downtime.
  • IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services Solution – Cost-effective control over server and virtual image sprawl with the new PowerVM for PowerLinux virtualization technology.

The new IBM PowerLinux Solutions are made more affordable with the introduction of two new Linux-specific servers. IBM Flex System p24L Compute Node is a Linux-specific two-socket server for the recently announced IBM PureFlex System. It offers 12 or 16 POWER7 microprocessor cores, the option of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating systems, and built-in PowerVM for PowerLinux. 

The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 System is a two-socket, high-performance, energy-efficient rack server that supports 16 POWER7 microprocessor cores and a choice of industry standard Linux operating systems (RHEL or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server). It also has a built-in PowerVM for PowerLinux hypervisor, so it can run multiple Linux workloads, offering a potentially lower solution stack cost for virtualized infrastructure. 

According to the company, the new PowerLinux Solutions and supporting systems are designed to provide customers with lower deployment time and costs, along with greater performance, dependability, and workload density than competitive x86 platforms at similar price points. More information is available here.

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