T Rex to Power New IBM Data Center
IBM's new On Demand Data Center will use the company's most powerful zSeries mainframe, the zSeries 990, which will give customers the capacity they need when they need it.SAN FRANCISCOIBM Tuesday launched its most powerful zSeries mainframecode-named T-Rexand IBM Global Services will be one of the first to use it in its brand new data center in Boulder, Colo. When IBM "cuts the ribbon" on the new On Demand Data Center in June, it will seamlessly move its customers to a pair of the new zSeries 990 eServers, which can scale up to process 450 million e-business transactions a day and manage hundreds of Linux virtual servers in a single box, according to Jim Corgel, general manager of IBMs e-business hosting and utility services. "This is not you fathers data center," he said.
"Theyll move me onto the new 990, but I wont see that. This makes my life easier because Im not focused on that. I can focus on my business," said Paul Mercurio, CIO at Mobile Travel Guide in Park Ridge, Ill.