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Six more surprising facts about IBM Systems that every IT professional should know

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Last week, we ran an article titled “Six surprising facts about IBM Systems that every IT professional should know.

And you liked it, you really liked it! In fact, the post was shared hundreds of times on the first day alone, and has since made its way all across the globe.

As such, we wanted to bring you even more tidbits that can help IT leaders become trusted service providers within their organizations. Here are six more fun facts that perhaps you didn’t know:

  • It’s estimated that 80 percent of enterprise data still resides on the mainframe.
    If you’ve heard that mainframe computing is old, expensive or doesn’t run modern applications, you may have fallen victim to this common myth. But the numbers don’t lie: mainframe is still the industry standard.
  • What’s powering your car? It might be IBM Power Systems.
    Power Systems is used for a variety of automotive applications, such as engine management, motor control, body control, gateway, chassis and safety, instrument cluster and display management applications. Vroom!
  • IBM has nearly 40 years of experience in flash memory.
    IBM FlashSystem storage has been around since the late 1970s, and its maturity and experience set it apart from the competition. FlashSystem has powered the past and is powering the future of business.
  • IBM Spectrum Storage is built using technology from IBM Research and more than 700 patents. In the age of big data, organizations need an infrastructure that can efficiently capture, deliver, manage and protect all that information—making the right data accessible at the right time. Spectrum Storage incorporates more than 700 patents and is designed to help clients transform for hybrid cloud.
  • A single LinuxONE Emperor can create and start more than 1 million Docker containers.
    In 2015, IBM introduced the IBM LinuxONE servers, a group of powerful, secure enterprise servers built on open technology and designed for new applications. LinuxONE is boosting IBM hybrid cloud possibilities and can benefit organizations that deploy it in Internet of Things infrastructures.
  • Power Systems also loves sports.
    Power Systems has been the infrastructure selected for many major professional sports events, including the US Open, the Masters and Wimbledon.

IT infrastructure has always been an important foundation for computing and today is at the heart of business in the digital age. Across the Power Systems, Storage, z Systems and LinuxONE solutions, IBM Systems are continuing to help businesses work faster, process more data, and avoid downtime, making way for innovation and business growth.

Did you learn something new today? Keep watching this space to see how IT infrastructure in the digital age is influencing businesses across industries and around the world.

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