IBM today announced details of its new Power5 system, the eServer i5 550:
The eServer i5 550 comes with a feature called the "Solution Edition," which is apparently available with certain Independent Software Vendors. The eServer i5, allegedly, has new ways to handle and optimise multiple operating system sthrough the Virtualization Engine Systems Services.
IBM reckons the i5 550 is designed to help business simplify their IT environments by integrating applications across operating systems. IBM is boasting "flexible on-demand pricing options," meaning they'll help customers spend their money depending on what sort of power they "need".
Vice president of marketing for the IBM eServer series Cecelia Marrese is saying: "Today's announcement combines the industry's most powerful hardware technology, solutions from leading ISVs and flexible on demand pricing options to provide our clients with the best possible solution for their business."