Read quotes from the strong IBM X6 community of solution providers, partners, and more.
"The IBM X6 server is truly unique in its ability to deliver massive processing power balanced with a large memory footprint and high I/O throughput. When used with Atlantis Computing software-defined storage solutions, customers can unlock all that power to create scale-out and hyper-converged compute platforms that deliver unprecedented performance for databases, big data and other IO intensive applications. In our benchmark testing, the Atlantis ILIO software running on a single IBM X6 server was able to deliver up to 3.7 million IOPS with 0.6 milliseconds latency. In addition, clients can deploy Atlantis ILIO software on a single IBM X6 server and turn 19 TB of RAW flash capacity into 57 TB of logical Flash storage."
-Seth Knox, VP of Products, Atlantis Computing
"IBM X6 Servers with new levels of performance, reliability and enterprise-ready application availability will provide our XenDesktop customers the assurance needed for their mission-critical desktop virtualization workloads."
Calvin Hsu, VP Product Marketing, Desktops and Apps at Citrix
"IBM's X6 architecture represents a huge step forward for x86 systems. With greatly expanded memory, x86 servers can now challenge other high-memory servers in the in-memory and database-intensive computing marketplaces."
Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics
"IBM DB2 has a strategic focus on mission-critical computing, in-memory analytics and cloud. These closely align with the unique value delivered by the new IBM X6 platform. These combined new hardware and software capabilities, particularly BLU Acceleration and IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage, will provide enterprises of all sizes with the ability to recognize the benefits of breakthrough in-memory performance for faster answers and a competitive edge."
Sean Poulley, Vice President, IBM Big Data
"Microsoft and IBM have collaborated for years to deliver the computing foundation for achieving enterprise business results on x86 servers. Today that work continues as SQL Server 2014 provides groundbreaking in-memory capabilities across all database workloads, Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V delivers breakthrough enterprise-grade virtualization technologies, and IBM presents new mission critical IBM X6 offerings. On this foundation—and with the new IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage—Microsoft and IBM are set to deliver performance-optimized data solutions with SQL Server 2014 and resilient enterprise virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V."
Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President,
Server & Tools Marketing Group, Microsoft Corporation
"IBM’s Enterprise X-Architecture has always evolved in ways that complemented Intel’s Xeon solutions and helped customers maximize the performance and value of their scale-out IT investments. The latest EXA generation, IBM X6, pushes those synergies and benefits even further and is certain to help ensure the continuing leadership of the company’s System x solutions."
Charles King, Pund-IT
"The X6 hardware platform provides an innovative new design to the x86 market delivering exceptional levels of performance, agility and resiliency in a standard rack-mount footprint. Red Hat and IBM have collaborated to optimize Red Hat Enterprise Linux to X6 providing our joint clients an ideal foundation for deploying their mission critical applications, enabling these enterprises to increase business agility while lowering operating costs for improved overall business results."
-Jim Totton, Vice President, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat
"As part of our long-standing partnership with IBM, SAP expects that the combination of IBM’s X6 solutions and SAP’s market-leading in-memory platform, SAP HANA, will provide mutual customers with a simple, high performance platform to build and deploy next-generation, real-time applications and analytics."
-Kyle Garman, Global Vice President & General Manager, IBM Alliance at SAP
"SUSE prides itself on delivering a fast, flexible and interoperable Linux operating system in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. We’re excited to see the IBM X6 platform support and help deliver on those qualities to our customers. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on X6, customers have a platform that is nimble and resilient and can better deliver the advantages of open source and virtualization technologies for their enterprise, regardless of size."
Michael Miller, VP of Alliances and Marketing, SUSE
"VMware and IBM have collaborated for more than a decade to deliver x86 virtualization solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions, combined with the new IBM X6 Systems, will empower organizations to confidently virtualize business critical workloads while lowering costs and increasing agility and resiliency. The new integrated eXFlash memory-channel storage provide the performance to migrate the most demanding applications to a virtualized environment. The IBM X6 Systems with VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions give our joint clients the ability to scale their virtualized infrastructure to meet their business and operational needs with exceptional performance and reliability."
- John Gilmartin, Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware
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