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Middleware Optimized Systems


Enabling higher performance
More than ever, IT departments are under pressure to deliver improved results without increasing costs. Middleware Optimized Systems play a pivotal role in this universal quest. Instead of just adding processors to raise performance, Middleware Optimized Systems let you increase throughput by fine tuning the component parts of your systems to work together more efficiently.


Enabling higher performance

Our software and hardware teams collaborate in pursuit of holistic performance excellence that will translate into significant, quantifiable business gains for customers.

Bob Blainey, IBM Fellow, Software Group


What are Middleware Optimized Systems?

Middleware comprises all the software in a modern server that, in conjunction with the operating system, enables developers to focus on the objective of an application rather than routine operations such as input-output, data management and telecommunications. Making all the parts of the software and hardware stack work together intelligently and efficiently is the function of middleware optimization, with a Middleware Optimized System being the end product of that work.

You can also read Bob Blainey’s post on the Smarter Computing Blog to get his expert opinion.

Why are Middleware Optimized Systems important?

How can IBM help you benefit from Middleware Optimized Systems?



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Meet the expert on Middleware Optimized Systems

Bob Blainey

IBM Fellow, Software Group

About Bob

Bob is an IBM Fellow and the technical architect for workload-optimized systems in the IBM Software Group. Bob has been with IBM for over 20 years, with a consistent focus on deep optimization of software for IBM systems. He spent many years working on program transformations for parallelism and for high performance on systems such as IBM Power and System z. More recently, Bob has had a focus on re-imagining the relationship between software and hardware in the post-scaling world, which includes optimization of IBM systems and software in the short term and the creation of new system structures in the longer term using disruptive technologies.



On the Smarter Computing Blog: Middleware Optimized Systems

  • In this post, systems design expert Bob Blainey describes how IBM’s collaborative approach to middleware performance optimization produces superior results

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