IBM has announced the general availability of its LinuxONE Bare Metal Servers for mission-critical workloads.
LinuxONE Bare Metal Servers are based on the s390x processor architecture. The company says that customers “can select from a set of pre-configured profiles with corresponding amounts of memory and storage to run workloads that are highly performant on the LinuxONE platform.”
IBM has been transforming itself into a hybrid cloud company, and the new LinuxONE servers fit perfectly into that model. The servers can be deployed on-site or off, giving customers the necessary flexibility to meet their needs.
Flexible consumption options are available in both an on-premises and off-premises environment. Companies choose to use LinuxONE for a variety of Linux-based workloads, such as database scalability or application modernization with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
IBM also emphasizes the environmental benefits of using LinuxONE Bare Metal Servers.
LinuxONE is designed to help support green IT efforts. For example, consolidating Linux workloads on five IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 systems instead of running them on compared x86 servers under similar conditions can reduce energy consumption by 75%, space by 50% and the CO2e footprint by over 850 metric tons annually.
Interested parties can get started via the IBM Bare Metal Servers provisioning page, or learn more via the documentation.