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IBM Enters Converged Infrastructure Fray With PureSystems


IBM Enters Converged Infrastructure Fray With PureSystems

By Joseph F. Kovar, CRN

April 11, 2012 12:05 AM ET Page 1 of 3

IBM (NYSE:IBM) on Wednesday unveiled PureSystems, a converged infrastructure architecture that combines the company’s server, storage, networking, and management technologies into a single integrated platform.

Big Blue also said that over 125 different ISVs, including nearly all the leading software developers except arch rival Oracle (NSDQ:ORCL), have introduced 150-plus applications that have been optimized to work with its PureSystems.

IBM has invested three years and $2 billion in developing PureSystems, expecting it to change IT in the same way the cell phone changed communications, said Mike Riegel, vice president of ISVs, developers, startups, and academic programs at IBM.

[Related: Data Center Decision: Converged Infrastructure Vs. Best-Of-Breed]

“When you get a cell phone, you don’t think about how the camera is integrated into the motherboard, or how the motherboard is integrated with the power supply,” Riegel said. “It just happens.”

With PureSystems, IBM is wading into an intense competition aimed at determining which company owns the data center at a time when customers are looking to move ever-larger parts of

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