After more than $1.4 billion in R&D investment IBM launches new enterprise Power Systems
As a result of more than $1.4 billion in R&D investment, IBM today announced its enterprise Power Systems with new hardware and software innovations designed to help customers gain business insights fast and securely. IBM Power 770 and Power 780 servers now feature the new POWER7+ microprocessor, a technology that offers a performance boosts of 30 to 40 percent on application workloads compared with previous versions. Among its many features, the POWER7+ offers an expanded 2.5x L3 cache memory, greater security with faster file encryption for the IBM AIX operating system, and memory compression that results in no increased energy usage over previous generation POWER7 chips.
At the top of the Power line, the Power 795 server has been enhanced to enable customers to run very demanding applications, such as business analytics, fast by utilizing up to 16 terabytes of memory with new 64GB Dual In Line Memory Modules (DIMM). In addition, IBM has added several new capabilities to its family of Power Systems servers to help customers build virtualized private cloud or managed service cloud infrastructures, and respond dynamically to changes in application and workload requirements. Elastic Capacity on Demand for Power Systems Pools, for example, enables the sharing of resources across multiple servers, which can improve the availability and enhace the access to resources during planned and unplanned maintenance activities.
The average corporate IT infrastructure is cyber-attacked nearly 60,000 times every day and the average total organizational cost of a data breach is $5.5 million, making security one of the top priorities of enterprise organizations. To enhance data security and regulatory compliance, IBM PowerSC security and compliance software along with Trusted Surveyor has been updated and now provides real-time security alerts and delivers improved compliance reporting.