Computer pioneer IBM today said it is making available to corporations new expert integrated systems, called PureSytems, aimed at solving corporate complaints of the slow motion system involved in setting up any new business application—a task that typically takes weeks before the application is usable.
IBM told the New York Times Wednesday that it would sell bundles of server hardware and software packaged in simplified systems put in place and maintained by intelligent software, effectively cutting the set-up time from days, or even weeks, to just hours.
It said PureSystems is the product of four years of research and development in data systems installation, with the company having invested $2 billion in the process.
IBM’s simplified system comes as corporations have continued to complain that as much as 70% of their technology budgets depleted in installing, maintaining and updating their systems, not to mention the weeks or months spent in setting up and fine-tuning the new technology.
At present, corporations have been depending on the cloud—remote data centers managed by other companies, with the required programs delivered via the Internet. The new trend led by the IBM offering returns the focus on hardware and software owned and operated by the corporations themselves.
The IBM system is meant to allow corporations to manage their own data centers but minus the huge costs in technological expertise, hardware and software.
Other hardware giants in the industry – including Oracle, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco – are hot on IBM’s heels for similar integrated PureSystems offerings to corporations in need of speed.
Source: NY Times