The amount of information these systems can handle is huge. The IBM BladeCenter E has been out there for 10 years. There was a time when the E chassis could not deliver the necessary I/O for the big virtualization and consolidations requirements, and then IBM launched the BladeCenter H. We have also a product for the “S” of the SMB (small, medium business), called BladeCenter S. They are all great products! Now, however, we need a new platform to handle the even bigger I/O requirements – and the IBM PureFlex System is that platform for many years to come.
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