The release of this line of systems is a timely move on IBM's part, said Matt Eastwood, who is the IDC group vice president and general manager for the analyst firm's enterprise platforms group. In the years to come organizations will need more integrated systems like these.
"We believe the market is on the cusp of a fairly significant inflection. Businesses are under pressure to move faster and the traditional silos in many IT departments often slow things down," Eastwood said. "It is also becoming more difficult for IT to get price performance gains out of general purpose systems. Users want to focus on applications and business data, not core infrastructure."
Over time, IBM will craft more packages in the PureSystems that will meet the needs of specific use cases and industries, Wieck said. The company will use its expertise in building IT usage models, which it called Patterns of Expertise, that identify the most appropriate software, hardware and interconnectivity for a specific task.
"We expect this to be just the start of a broad family of technology deployment and innovation," Wieck said.
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