The new IBM System x3850 X6 supports the latest server software from the industries leading vendors. Read what these companies have to say about the x3850 X6.
• VMware vSphere 5.5
• VMware vSphere 5.1
"VMware and IBM have collaborated for more than a decade to deliver x86 virtualization solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions, combined with the new IBM X6 Systems, will empower organizations to confidently virtualize business critical workloads while lowering costs and increasing agility and resiliency. The new integrated eXFlash memory-channel storage provide the performance to migrate the most demanding applications to a virtualized environment. The IBM X6 Systems with VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions give our joint clients the ability to scale their virtualized infrastructure to meet their business and operational needs with exceptional performance and reliability."
John Gilmartin, Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products, VMware
Microsoft Windows Server
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
"Microsoft and IBM have collaborated for years to deliver the computing foundation for achieving enterprise business results on x86 servers. Today that work continues as SQL Server 2014 provides groundbreaking in-memory capabilities across all database workloads, Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V delivers breakthrough enterprise-grade virtualization technologies, and IBM presents new mission critical IBM X6 offerings. On this foundation—and with the new IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage—Microsoft and IBM are set to deliver performance-optimized data solutions with SQL Server 2014 and resilient enterprise virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V."
Takeshi Numoto, Corporate Vice President, Server & Tools Marketing Group, Microsoft Corporation
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
"The X6 hardware platform provides an innovative new design to the x86 market delivering exceptional levels of performance, agility and resiliency in a standard rack-mount footprint. Red Hat and IBM have collaborated to optimize Red Hat Enterprise Linux to X6 providing our joint clients an ideal foundation for deploying their mission critical applications, enabling these enterprises to increase business agility while lowering operating costs for improved overall business results."
Jim Totton, Vice President, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat
• SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
• SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with XEN (AMD64/EM64T)
"SUSE prides itself on delivering a fast, flexible and interoperable Linux operating system in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. We’re excited to see the IBM X6 platform support and help deliver on those qualities to our customers. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on X6, customers have a platform that is nimble and resilient and can better deliver the advantages of open source and virtualization technologies for their enterprise, regardless of size."
Michael Miller, VP of Alliances and Marketing, SUSE
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Randall Lundin is a World Wide Product and Marketing Manager for IBM System x. He manages the Enterprise 4 socket rack systems. Follow Randall on Twitter at @RWLUNDIN or view Randall's LinkedIn profile.