IBM to Unveil New Computer for Web 2.0 Hubs

IBM plans to unveil a new type of computer for big data hubs operated by so-called Web 2.0 companies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

IBM’s iDataPlex line is due for sale next month and is meant for companies that buy vertical racks with dozens of servers based on Intel microprocessors, the report said.

The line is aimed at fewer than 1,000 customers worldwide, according to the Journal report.

Early testers of the unit include Yahoo and Tencent QQ, a Chinese company. IBM has deployed about 300 units for testing, and the vice president for its enterprise systems group, Jim Gargan, told the Journal he expected large sales.

An IBM representative was not available immediately for comment.

 

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