To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven best practices in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance and more. IBM Flex System™ offers a broad range of x86 and POWER® compute nodes in an innovative chassis design that goes beyond blade servers with advanced networking and system management, to support extraordinary simplicity, flexibility and upgradeability.
The IBM Flex System p260 and p460 Compute Nodes are POWER7® and POWER7+-based servers optimized for virtualization, performance and extraordinary efficiency. The nodes support IBM AIX, IBM i or Linux operating environments and are designed to run a wide variety of workloads in your IBM PureFlex™ System or IBM Flex System solution.
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