Highlighting its Latest Technologies at Cairo ICT 2021: IBM unveils new generation of IBM Power servers to boost the hybrid cloud ecosystem

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    By : Basel Khaled – Mohamed El Kholy

    As part of its longstanding commitment and leadership in hybrid cloud, AI and security, IBM is participating in Cairo ICT 2021 Conference and Exhibition, showcasing its latest advanced technologies and sharing its expertise with the industry’s key players and decision makers in Egypt and the region.

    As part of the conference, IBM announced the new IBM Power E1080 server, the first in a new family of servers based on the new IBM Power10 processor, designed specifically for hybrid cloud environments. The IBM Power10-equipped E1080 server is engineered to be one of the most secured server platforms and is designed to help clients operate a secured, frictionless hybrid cloud experience across their entire IT infrastructure.

     

    Many see the answer to this need in a hybrid cloud computing model, which combines on-premises resources with cloud-based infrastructure and can offer up to 2.5x greater value than a public cloud-only approach.

     “Our participation at the Cairo ICT conference to provide the latest in hybrid cloud, AI and security technologies so enterprises can achieve the necessary fundamental changes and deliver value to their customers. Today, we are happy to announce that E1080 is IBM's first system designed from the silicon up for hybrid cloud environments, a system tailor-built to serve as the foundation for our vision of a dynamic and secure, frictionless hybrid cloud experience." said Wael Abdoush, General Manager of IBM Egypt.

    The new IBM E1080 was designed to introduce several key features including:

    Enhancements for hybrid cloud like planned industry-first, by the minute metering of Red Hat software including Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 4.1x greater OpenShift containerized throughput per core vs x86-based servers[iii], and architectural consistency and cloud-like flexibility across the entire hybrid cloud environment to drive agility and improve costs without application refactoring.

    New hardware-driven performance improvements that deliver up to 50% more performance and scalability than its predecessor the IBM Power E980[iv], while also reducing energy use and carbon footprint of the E980, allowing customers to do more with less. The E1080 also features four matrix math accelerators per core, enabling 5x faster inference performance as compared to the E980[v].

    New security tools designed for hybrid cloud environments including transparent memory encryption so there is no additional management setup, 4x the encryption engines per core, allowing for 2.5x faster AES encryption as compared to the IBM Power E980[vi], and security software for every level of the system stack.

    A robust ecosystem of ISVs, Business Partners, and support to broaden the capabilities of the IBM Power E1080 and how customers can build their hybrid cloud environment, including record-setting performance for SAP® applications in an 8-socket systemii. IBM is also launching a new tiered Power Expert Care service to help clients as they protect their systems against the latest cybersecurity threats while also providing hardware and software coherence and higher systems availability.

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