Summing up the social buzz around IBM PureSystems
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The wraps have come off the next era of computing.
Quite literally, actually.
In a series of live worldwide events, IBM yesterday introduced IBM PureSystems, a new category of “expert integrated systems.”
In the press release, IBM stated:
This new family is the first with built-in expertise based on IBM’s decades of experience running IT operations for tens of thousands of clients in 170 countries.
IBM’s expert integrated systems family – PureSystems – is the result of $2 billion in R&D and acquisitions over four years, an unprecedented move by IBM to integrate all IT elements, both physical and virtual. The new systems family offers clients an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain.
The prime challenge facing companies worldwide is the need to spend 70 percent or more of IT budgets on simple operations and maintenance, leaving little to invest in innovation. Two-thirds of corporate IT projects are delivered over budget and behind schedule, according to a recent study by IBM which also found that only one in five corporate IT departments are able to spend the majority of their IT budget on innovation.
With the introduction of the new PureSystems family, IBM is unveiling three major advances that point to a new era of computing technology that is designed to allow businesses to slash the high costs and nagging complexity associated with managing information technology.
“With its new scale-in design and built-in expertise, PureSystems represents an important advance in the evolution of computing,” said Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive, software and systems, IBM.
The social media highlights
As befits a project this broad in scope, IBMers pitched in from across the company to bring the story to life in the social channels. Here’s a quick roundup of the social media highlights:
Over on Storify, Karl Roche (ragtag to his Twitter friends) provides great synopses of yesterday's launch event as it happened yesterday in New York, in London today, plus press and client reactions.
New videos: On the new YouTube channel, see product demos, plus perspectives from executives and developers on why IBM PureSystems is such big news
New blog: On the new Expert Integrated Systems blog, get more details about what’s under the covers (or, more accurately – what’s inside the cabinet) from the people who helped build it
Other IBM Bloggers
IBMers from around the blogosphere also added their take on the day’s news. Here are some highlights:
On the IBM Research blog, A system that optimizes its work, by Giovanni Pacifici, IBM Research Director of distributed computing:
The Research team asked: How could we design a computer that understands what the user wants to do – at a system-wide level – and also understands how to optimize itself for any workload?
On the Smarter Planet blog, Solving Corporate Computing’s Dilemma: Melding Simplicity and Flexibility, by Steve Hamm
This next wave of computing, where simplicity and flexibility are put into balance, will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. It’s being driven not by huge technology breakthroughs but by the accumulation of knowledge and patient experimentation with new ways of doing things. There’s no fast path or magic formula. It’s all hard work and perseverance. That’s the way we’re going to solve corporate computing’s dilemma.
Also on the Smarter Planet blog, My system is smarter than your system, by Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow, VP, WebSphere Chief Technology Officer:
What if you could shrink-wrap all those years of knowledge around how to deploy and configure a network or how to deploy an application or how to build the right database architecture. Sound like a dream right? It is more of a reality than you think.
TurboTodd added his take: Simplifying the IT Experience: Introducing IBM PureSystems,
The new family of systems that come with built-in expertise based on IBM’s decades of experience running IT operations from tens of thousands of clients in 170 countries will be called, simply, “PureSystems.”This effort is the result of $2 billion in research and development, along with acquisitions, over four years, and represents an unprecedented move by IBM to integrate all IT elements, physical and virtual.This effort is also about a new offering. This new systems family offers IBM customers an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model, where multiple and disparate systems require huge resources in set-up and ongoing maintenance.
And, on this very blog, Learning to run and discovering IBM PureSystems, the workload-aware cloud, at Impact 2012, by Wes Simonds:
Have you ever seen a baby when it's first learning to walk? The job is really quite a complex one as far as the baby is concerned. It has to ponder large muscle groups very consciously, deliberately thinking about using one leg, then another, all while also using small muscle groups to maintain its balance.
See IBM PureSystems at IBM Impact
You'll have a chance to see IBM PureSystems up close and personal at IBM Impact, happening April 29 to May 4 at the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas. Be sure to attend the IBM PureSystems MeetUp at the Social Playground at the Solution Center on April 30 at 12:45. Plus, we'll have a dedicated Virtual Track with 34 sessions, including mini-main tent on day 2.
But that's not all
The Twitter stream is still going strong with reactions, opinions and excitement. Follow the IBM PureSystems team and use the #IBMPureSystems tag to add your voice.