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IBM to rebrand their server lines


In order to place IBM Corp. in a better position for future e-business markets, they formally announced on Tuesday the rebranding of their server lines, including the company's Unix-based RS/6000 and AS/400 minicomputer lines.

IBM are aiming to provide users with an integrated e-business infrastructure to support the different workloads applications across many different architectures. They are hoping that this initiative will transform their server business into a leading provider of e-business infrastructure.

IBM Corp. have also introduced 16 new models including a new z900 mainframe, expected to be the upgrade from the S/390 system. This system has been designed to handle the unpredictable ups and downs of e-business transactions and is capable of handling approximately 83 billion transactions per second.

A new operating system called zOS has been introduced to work with the z series mainframes that will contain features to take advantage of servers new capabilities.

Other systems include the P series formerly RS/6000, the I series formerly the AS/400 and the X series that cover the Netfinity and the Numa-Q Intel-based systems.

IBM are also continuing to aggressively support Linux by opening up 10 new centres around the world to help customers transfer existing applications on a variety of operating systems to work with the open source operating system.


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