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CRN: IBM Bets On Blade-Mainframe Combo

Sep 18, 2003, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Campbell)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Toward that solution, the combination of BladeCenter servers and mainframe technology is like the old Reese's television commercials, said Rich Lechner, vice president of marketing and strategy for enterprise servers within the IBM Systems Group.

"'It's like 'Hey, you got your peanut butter in my chocolate. Your chocolate is in my peanut butter.' They really do go great together,' Lechner said.

"Solution providers need to bring that strategy to their customers, Lechner said.

"'As I talk to business partners, I stress the importance of understanding Scale Out and Scale Up and how blades and mainframes can be used together, especially with Linux,' he said..."

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