Thursday, August 19, 2010

IBM zEnterprise System event KL 2010

IBM introduce the new zEnterprise System. The seminar event take place at Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The event started at 10am, I arrive there at 9.15am, the IBM people are already there. They are early and well prepared.


Introduction by Hemanth Kalikiri, IBM Malaysia 

Introducing the zEnterprise 196 (z196), up to 96 cores, good choice for data center.

Introducing The New Enterprise System

 Greg Lotko, from IBM USA

Spend 3 years on development, running Linux and other OS. ZBX, blade center extension, with IBM Power7 blades.

60 percent improve in performance and 30 percent cost down.

It has RAID memory, for redundancy, like RAID HD storage.

Advantage with the New Enterprise System

 Juergen Roser, from IBM Germany

About the software. SPSS, Tivoli, C/C++ compiler, Lotus Sametime, Websphere, Java, DB2 version 9 and 10 (10 still in beta).

The system is 80 times faster (for specific queries).

Next 2 presentation:
Another 2 presentation by Greg and Juergen. I will skip these 2. The conclusion is IBM zEnterprise system is good for the enterprise solution.

Information Infrastructure

Freddy Lee, IBM ASEAN

Freddy started with a story how IBM fall in love with DS8000. Freddy talks on storage performance with mix of SSD, fiber channel and Sata. Some comparison with IBM and EMC storage products.

Services for zEnterprise:

Wong Choong Cheok, IBM Malaysia

Wong talks on IBM service on zEnterprise. IBM can manage the server for you.


Is just a half day event, have a good lunch before leaving.

The event is well organized, informative. Good marketing session during the breaks, you can sit down and chat with the others. I notice financial sectors especially banks use a lot of the IBM products.

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