IBM introduces its PureSystems hardware line, an integrated server/storage/networking solution...

|By:, SA News Editor
IBM introduces its PureSystems hardware line, an integrated server/storage/networking solution the company says required $2B worth of R&D and acquisitions. PureSystems competes with Cisco's (CSCO) UCS line and "engineered" Oracle (ORCL) solutions such as Exadata and Exalogic, though IBM's hardware is unique in being able to simultaneously support multiple CPU architectures, and concurrently run UNIX, Windows, and Linux.