IBM is expanding its line of Power10 business servers, introducing new midrange and scalable systems.

The tech giant said the new releases were designed for data-intensive workloads, such as SAP S/4HANA, and provide additional ways to implement dynamic capabilities, including metering in data-intensive environments. Operating systems such as IBM i, AIX, Linux, and OpenShift .

IBM owns the popular Red Hat Linux distribution, which is widely adopted for enterprise servers, and says its Power10 line is optimized specifically for it.

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IBM's expanded Power10 portfolio apparently has more than double the cores and more than double the memory bandwidth compared to previous Power generations, and now includes the Power10 Midrange E1050, which IBM says offers "record-breaking" 4-socket computing. » 1, Java2 and ERP3 performance capabilities.

In addition, IBM said the new scalable servers support new security features, such as transparent memory encryption and advanced system and processor isolation, and also use the Linux Foundation's OpenBMC project to improve security.

The new scalable servers also include entry-level options like the Power S1014, as well as the S1022 and S1024, which IBM says bring enterprise capabilities to SMBs and remote office environments, such as capacity upgrade on demand (CuOD). .

SAP users will be pleased to learn that the latest line of servers includes features designed specifically for them.

The new mid-range E1050 offers scalability (up to 16TB) for a 4-socket system for customers running BREAKTHROUGH with IBM for RISE with SAP.

Additionally, IBM announced an extension of its existing premium vendor partnership with SAP, which now offers an additional option to run workloads on IBM Power on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the IBM Cloud.

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