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Enterprise Linux Today: IBM and VMware Consolidate Multiple "Virtual Servers" on Single Server

Feb 20, 2002, 08:57 (0 Talkback[s])
IBM and VMware today announced they are delivering tools designed to run more than 20 "virtual servers" on a single IBM eServer, helping dramatically lower costs and consolidate workloads. In addition, IBM will work with VMware to exploit IBM eServer technology on its next generation of Intel-based servers.

Under the joint development agreement, products developed by IBM and VMware will provide IBM eServer xSeries systems with dynamic logical partitioning capability -- a virtual machine technology first introduced on IBM mainframes in the 1970's. IBM will offer virtualization capabilities on IBM eServer xSeries 360, its first Intel?-based servers featuring the IA-32 Intel Xeon Processor MP and incorporating IBM's Enterprise X-Architecture technology.(1)

"Helping customers reduce their total IT costs with new technology is a top priority," said Susan Whitney, General Manager, IBM eServer xSeries. "As Intel-based servers continue to take on more demanding business critical workloads, IBM along with VMware can offer customers partitioning capabilities that can boost capacity, consolidate servers and help decrease hardware acquisition costs."

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