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IBM Launches Smart Cube i and Linux Appliances in the U.S

May 26, 2009, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"The Smart Cube appliances, which we have been watching closely since Big Blue first started talking about them a year ago, come in Power-i and X64-Linux flavors and are designed to tap into the Smart Market, a clearinghouse for systems and application software aimed at small and medium businesses.

"Back in December, I gave you the rundown on the Smart Business strategy, the Smart Cube appliances, the Smart Market online store for applications, and the Smart Business Application Integrator that allows IBM and its partners to use a common set of APIs and one framework to provide automated and consistent support for any applications running on a Smart Cube. Think of it as an AS/400 circa 1988, with all of its design goals of simplicity, automation, and integration, moved forward into 2009 and reaching out over the Internet to help IBM and its partners better sell and support applications running on an appliance."

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