Monday, March 9, 2015

IBM Softlayer Launches OpenPOWER Bare Metal Servers

IBM SoftLayer will offer OpenPOWER-based bare metal servers as part of its portfolio of cloud-based services. The servers are aimed at data-intensive workloads on public and private clouds.

To develop the SoftLayer bare-metal server, IBM and SoftLayer worked closely with fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members TYAN, a provider of advanced server/workstation platforms, and Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions.

"The new OpenPOWER-based bare metal servers make it easy for users to take advantage of one of the industry's most powerful and open server architectures," said Sonny Fulkerson, CIO at SoftLayer. "The offering allows SoftLayer to deliver a higher level of performance, predictability, and dependability not always possible in virtualized cloud environments.”