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Blog March 12, 2013

IBM’s PureFlex System at a Fraction of the Price

 The announcement of IBM’s PureFlex system raised quite a few eyebrows.  “They can do what?!?”  Few people outside of Rochester, MN expected to ever be able to run AIX, i/OS, Linux, and Windows on the same infrastructure.

The ability to mix and match Power blades and x86 blades in the same chassis was a great start.  But, IBM upped the ante by increasing the processor density of those blades, across both architectures, which enables large enterprise organizations to experience a depth of physical footprint consolidation like never before.

The only problem with the PureFlex system is that it is costly.  It’s not a system IBM markets aggressively to many small and mid-sized organizations.  That’s about to change.

Connectria Hosting is currently testing a PureFlex system for one of our larger healthcare customers and plans to deploy a similar system for our next generation “open cloud.”

If you have a heterogeneous server/operating system environment, OR your current AIX or i/OS server need to be replaced, this is good news.  Connectria can provide you a mixed OS, Private/Hybrid Cloud leveraging the PureFlex system.

Combine the PureFlex system’s consolidation of environments with Connectria’s managed services for all the systems listed above and you have a combination that can truly enable IT to get out of the day-to-day logistics of owning and operating IT infrastructure.  Connectria’s customers can focus on the strategic aspect of IT – transforming the applications and the data into business results.

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