IBM Releases e-Server Line
- By Scott Bekker
IBM e-Server, a new line of servers featuring mainframe-class reliability and
scalability, support of open standards for application development, and capacity
on demand for managing e-business.
The IBM e-Server is a product of Project Mach 1, a major
cross-company initiative begun three years ago to harness the company’s best
technologies and practices to support the infrastructure for the next phase of
The e-Server line consists of several server series: the
zSeries, pSeries, iSeries, and xSeries. All e-Server machines will feature two
types of capacity upgrade on demand; logical partitioning; high availability
clustering; and reliability and fault tolerance features.
Open standard accommodations in the e-Server line will
include a comprehensive application toolkit as well as full compatibility with
Java, XML, HTTP, HTML, and Linux and the option to include IBM WebSphere
Application Server. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.