IBM has announced a range of workload-optimised systems that it said will address some of the most demanding workloads currently carried out on servers.
The company is pitching the server and workload releases at organisations with over-burdened datacentres looking for a way to increase efficiency, performance and optimisation while still gaining insights from the information.
Additions to the zEnterprise System includes new support for the IBM WebSphere DataPower X150 integration appliance.
The XI50z is a workload-optimised appliance that lets data and applications communicate, regardless of the location of the servers on which the information is stored.
IBM said that customers will get an all-encompassing view of their server estate, even if it is scattered across the enterprise.
The firm also introduced the Storwize Rapid Application Storage kit, which IBM said is quick to implement and allows simplified ongoing administration and management.
IBM claimed that Storwize accelerates backup time, and reduces downtime by almost 90 per cent when compared against similar backups in SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Exchange.
Blade networking and Ethernet systems were also announced, and IBM expects that these will enjoy rapid adoption by companies working in cloud computing, business analytics or high-performance computing.
Workload Optimised Blade for Database, for is a pre-configured eX5 Blade System for database applications which could help support the growing numbers of transaction-oriented workloads and new types of information, such as web video and photos.
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