“Mid-sized companies have the same challenges as big companies when it comes to gaining insights from Big Data,” Zarina Stanford, Vice President of Power Systems at IBM, told ServerWatch. “Using a system like POWER that is designed explicitly to handle compute-intensive processing and analytics is what is happening here with our eight new Power system models.”
The new systems include the Power 710, 720, 730, 740, 750 and 760 servers, which all can run on either IBMi, AIX or Linux. IBM is also rolling out two new servers just for Linux in its new PowerLinux 7R1 and 7R2 systems. The smallest Power 710 system is debuting at a price point of just under $6,000.