SMC 10- and 1-Gigabit Network Switches Support IBM’s new Efficiency-Focused Internet Scale Computing Solution
SMC switches compatible with IBM iDataPlex systems offer added features, efficiency, reliability and overall value
"We're excited to be a part of IBM's next-generation, revolutionary 'Green-focused' platform that delivers superior return on investment," said Thierry Gonon, SMC Networks' General Manager for EMEA. "To be able to work with IBM on a project designed to move the mega data centers of the future to greater power efficiency, while increasing capacity and performance, is a testimony to the work we've been doing."
"iDataPlex is designed for flexibility, in that it will be custom configured by IBM and arrive to clients fully integrated and ready to run from the factory. SMC complements this as its TigerSwitch solutions help bring flexibility to the datacenter," said Jim Gargan, VP of Modular Systems, IBM Systems and Technology Group. "IBM is looking to technology leaders like SMC to build an ecosystem of ready-to-use technologies for iDataPlex that will add value for our clients."
Pricing and Availability
iDataPlex will be available in the US and Canada in June and globally by the end of the year. iDataPlex is a custom built solution. Please contact an IBM sales representative for configuration and pricing details.
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