Hybrid cloud hardware: Old-school IT in a new wrapper

Z Systems for your private cloud! Now we’re talking.

If that seemed like a laugh line, IBM is taking the idea seriously: It just launched a series of Power and Z System servers for private and hybrid cloud applications.

This has become a strategy common to old-school IT firms. Want to avoid getting steamrolled by the rush to public cloud? Then build, sell, and support preconfigured, dedicated hardware for on-prem private use that also works as a gateway to the hybrid and public cloud worlds beyond.

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