IBM Power8 – Delivering Faster Insights

Recently, IDC and EMC reported that the digital universe is doubling every two years and will reach 40,000 exabytes by 2020. According to a Baseline Magazine article, a single Exabyte of storage can contain 50,000 years’ worth of DVD-quality video. That’s big data. However, data is only as valuable as the insights it provides.
If an organization is unable to access, manipulate and analyze its data efficiently, the data is essentially worthless.

With the right IT infrastructure, data can become a valuable asset to a company by delivering insights that create a competitive advantage.

Big Blue understands big data and with Power8 it is promising insights up to 50 times faster. This transformational technology that measures only one square inch is an ideal platform for analytic applications that need a lot of computing power, but it can also handle the standard day-to-day applications, such as ERP and CRM systems. Power8 delivers significantly more performance than x86-based systems, as well as offers greater memory bandwidth, I/O and smart acceleration.

There are five Power Systems S-Class servers based on Power8 at this point: S812L, S822L, S814, S822, and S824 that are available in one and two socket and 2U and 4U configurations.

The bandwidth, power and performance enable Power8 to handle the big data requirements of the majority of today’s businesses. By efficiently processing massive amounts of data, Power8 helps businesses uncover important insights to help them grow.

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