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Many of our IBM Power Systems clients are in the midst of business and IT transformation. They are becoming more customer-centric; they are digitizing operations; they are finding new ways to leverage insights from data. And while the desired business outcomes might be different, the one common theme that see across our clients is that they are almost universally adopting a cloud strategy to help them in these transformations. Leveraging cloud deployment strategies – whether private, public, hybrid or multi-cloud – allows for flexible consumption, faster time to deployment of applications, and better server utilization.
When I’ve talked to many of these clients, I’ve discovered that there is no “one size fits all” cloud strategy—each organization is building their own efficiency model that drives the decision to deploy a cloud strategy. For many clients, a cloud strategy doesn’t equate to a 100 percent public cloud strategy: private, hybrid and multi-cloud models are the norm. These custom deployments allow each organization to build a strategy that addresses their specific data challenges including data privacy, data sources and data locality.
This is why businesses need flexible, cloud-ready infrastructure that can provide a secure and reliable foundation as they deploy their individual cloud strategy. Leaders also need an infrastructure partner that they can trust and depend on for their most mission-critical workloads.
That’s why our next generation of POWER9-based IBM Power System servers are specifically designed for the many types of on-premises cloud deployments.
By building in PowerVM virtualization to every server, clients can build a cloud any way they want: private, hybrid or multi. These servers are optimized for AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems, and are designed to crush data-intensive mission-critical workloads like Db2, Oracle and SAP HANA.
And, of course, these new POWER9-based servers deliver the peace of mind that clients have come to expect from IBM Power Systems. Power has always been known as an industry-leading platform when it comes to reliability and this new generation of servers continues our legacy of reliability and security.
These new systems will be generally available and ready to ship later this quarter, but if you want to see them even sooner, then it’s time to book your trip to Las Vegas for Think 2018. Join us March 19-22 to discover what the new POWER9 future-forward infrastructure can do for your business.