IBM rolls out new cloud-optimized servers for PH biz

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With the local market for cloud and analytics steadily climbing, IBM has officially rolled out in the Philippines the sixth iteration of its enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers.

IBM Philippines country manager for System x Ricky Lopez
IBM Philippines country manager for System x Ricky Lopez

Rajesh Viliyakath, brand manager of IBM System x in Asean, said the X6 servers provide improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and cloud.

In a press briefing in Makati City on Thursday, Feb. 6, Viliyakath said the local introduction of X6 is one of the offerings of IBM that cater to the booming market for cloud computing and analytics.

According to Ricky Lopez, IBM Philippines country manager for System x, the x86-based systems have built a solid reputation among organizations.

“Clients are rapidly adopting analytics for greater business insight and moving critical workloads like ERP (enterprise resource planning), analytics and database to the cloud for increased efficiency and lower costs,” said Lopez, a former country manager for the enterprise sector at Dell Philippines.

Parallel to its effort to expand the cloud footprint in the country with its new server products, IBM also announced recently its own $1.2-billion investment on cloud computing. A major plan reported by IBM is to open 15 new data centers worldwide.

Meanwhile, as for Lenovo’s plan to acquire IBM’s x86 server business for $2.3 billion, Big Blue said it remains to be seen if some of the personnel in the affected business division will be absorbed by Lenovo.

Until the deal is finalized, it would still be business as usual for IBM and Lenovo, according to the executives.

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