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

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.
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    IBM's PureSystems doesn't compete directly against Oracles Engineered systems. Its like comparing Apples to Oranges. Sure they both grow on trees but that’s where similarity ends. IBM has devised a new blade architecture with a chinese menu list of options that customers get to choose from. Lots of choice and flexibility which is clear complexity that IBM will gladly build/assemble for you. That’s great if you want to integrate all these components in one rack but its certainly not engineered/optimized/t... to run specific software and certainly not going to help in patch management, several years down the road. Where are the unique innovations in performance in these new systems? How will IBM's management software work outside of a Pureflex system? How are these systems going to make your database run faster or improve response times for web services or improve compute times in the cloud? Theirs no benchmarks, no performance claims, no comparisons to other integrated solutions like Oracles Engineered systems. Theres just too many variables involved to guarantee a certain level of performance. Just ask IBM for rPerf performance values. They don't exist. Ask for benchmark results-they don't exist. Why isn't SAP certified on these systems nor any of Oracles software suite?
    13 Apr 2012, 12:08 PM Reply Like
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