IBM Ships More Than 10,000 PureSystems Units

Big Blue's PureSystems units, introduced in 2012, have been used in cloud computing deployments, particularly with Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

IBM announced that it has shipped more than 10,000 PureSystems units since Big Blue introduced the machines in 2012.

As organizations look to consolidate their existing data centers and shift more of their workloads to the cloud, IBM announced that this trend has helped fuel the growing momentum for the IBM PureSystems family of expert integrated systems, and as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, IBM shipped more than 10,000 units.

For IBM business partners, PureSystems creates a new opportunity to help clients solve the complexity of enterprise IT, reduce costs and encourage innovation. From resellers to distributors and independent software vendors (ISVs), more than 2,200 business partners are supporting IBM PureSystems, while more than 370 ISVs have created application patterns and virtual appliances that can be downloaded for PureSystems. This includes leading solutions from some of the world’s largest ISVs, from ERP systems to applications for the banking, marketing, health care and energy industries.

The IBM PureSystems portfolio offers users an alternative to current enterprise computing models, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain. The entire portfolio is configured to make cloud computing easy for clients and includes the Flex System, PureFlex System, PureApplication System and PureData System. The Flex System goes beyond blade configurations and provides the building-block elements for clients who want to custom build and tune configurations to their specific requirements. PureFlex System provides a preconfigured hardware system and enables organizations to more efficiently create and manage an infrastructure.

PureApplication System integrates preconfigured software and industry patterns to help organizations reduce the cost and complexity of rapidly deploying and managing applications. And the PureData System models are optimized for delivering data services to today's demanding applications with simplicity, speed and lower cost.

Meanwhile, IBM officials said as more organizations embrace cloud computing, they are looking to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help them quickly develop and deploy cloud-based services in a more secure and economical way. These MSPs–many in key regions such as India, Brazil and China-are increasingly turning to IBM PureSystems over other vendors’ offerings in order to transform their data centers and provide the IT infrastructure that meets the needs of their clients, IBM said. In fact, IBM officials said recent industry data also shows that IBM PureSystems grew more than 2.5 times faster than other vendor’s integrated systems.