Power8 is an evolution. IBM continues to enhance the features and functionality of this powerful family of server products. A recent article in IBM Systems Magazine’s November issue titled “Enterprising Power8” provides a nice summary of some of the recent Power8 announcements made by the technology giant that demonstrate its innovation across the enterprise.
Three key points that Laura DiDio makes in the article include:
- IBM announced the IBM Power Enterprise Systems E870 and E880 built on the world’s fastest performing Power8 processor.
- Power8 technology supports up to eight threads per processor core compared to the four threads per core supported in Power7+ processors and the two threads per core in x86.
- The new servers aren’t just about increasing speeds and feeds – they’re also designed to align with organizations’ business needs and strategy, providing them with the power, performance and capability to support cloud, big data and mobile workloads.
The capabilities offered by these new servers can truly benefit today’s data-intensive organizations. According to the article, some 2.5 billion GB of data are created daily and IBM estimates that the amount of digital data will grow to 6 trillion TB in 2014. Businesses need robust technology to help access, store and analyze the volumes and volumes of data that flow through their operations. The Power8 technology provides the backbone to enable organizations to leverage their data and turn it into valuable insights.
In addition to handling big data, IBM’s new servers offer the scalability to easily move resources to workloads and expand or contract their capacity for hybrid, public and private clouds. The Power8 family of products also provides the security features necessary to ensure an organization’s data and applications are always protected.
As more businesses realize the benefits of Power8, IBM is helping to ensure a smooth transition from their previous systems. With its competitive pricing, asset protection and the ability to seamlessly migrate systems and applications, IBM is making the migration very attractive.