Wednesday, April 23, 2014
POWER8 – IBM’s billion dollar bet on servers
Between the Mainframe’s 50th birthday and recent Power Systems Announcements, IBM’s Systems & Technology Group has had a very busy couple of weeks. We expect this to continue with upcoming Watson announcements as IBM continues its significant investment in these platforms. “IBM as a Service” remains a major IBM marketing theme, but the realization of delivery of that service continues to be well-grounded in industry leading infrastructure.
Today, though, IBM made major announcements about their plans for the Power Systems family and the new POWER8 chip - the basis for their efforts. You can read what we think of the announcement here: http://www.ptakassociates.com/content/.