IBM’s Power-Based SmartClouds on the Horizon

April 11, 2011 No Comments

If you have been waiting, like I have, for IBM to get Power-based infrastructure clouds to market, it looks like you are going to have to wait a little while longer but no later than the end of this year. The Global Technology Services division of Big Blue’s Global Services giant, which accounts for more than half of the IT giants sales these days, fluffed up the Smart Business Cloud Enterprise last week, IBM’s first true infrastructure cloud.

The Smart Business Cloud – Enterprise, as IBM’s first true infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud is called, is based on the X64-based CloudBurst pre-configured stacks of servers, switches, and storage that Big Blue first announced back in June 2009 and that IBM upgraded with shiny new X64 machines and Power7-based stacks last October.

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