CRN: IBM Bets On Blade-Mainframe Combo
Sep 18, 2003, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Campbell)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ 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..."