IBM Unveils Next Generation E-Business Servers

[Markham, CANADA] IBM has rolled out its eServer, a new generation of
servers featuring mainframe-class reliability and scalability, broad
support of open standards, and capacity on demand for managing the
demands of e-business.

“For those of us who have been involved from the beginning helping
customers transform themselves into e-businesses, it’s now clear that
we’re entering a new phase,” said Greg Gulyas, IBM Canada vice
president for System Sales.

“This new world is going to place entirely new, unprecedented demands
on the underlying infrastructure that supports e-business. It will
evolve over years and stretch the IT resources of most companies.
That’s why we’re introducing the IBM eServer.”

The product evolved from Project Mach 1, a major cross-company
initiative begun three years ago to harness IBM’s best technologies
and practices to support the infrastructure for the next phase of
e-business.

With Project Mach 1, IBM researchers set out to determine what kind
of computing model could handle serious e-business. They concluded
that it required a new infrastructure for e-business in which
computing power migrates from traditional, centralized IT systems
into distributed high-speed networks.

The new e-business infrastructure IBM envisages consists of
high-speed networks, seamlessly integrated applications and powerful
servers engineered for specific types of workloads.

Driven by open standards, the Internet is rapidly transforming
business models, markets and industries. By 2003, IBM estimates there
will be 2.6 billion network access devices, including cell phones and
PDAs.

The rapid adoption of e-business is expected to cause a 1,000-fold
increase in the amount of data flowing over the Internet, a tidal
wave of data-intensive transactions, and unpredictable spikes in
network traffic that threaten to overwhelm the current IT
infrastructure.

The new IBM eServer is intended to address this challenge.

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