Power 7 Machines Will Not Vanish After PureSystems Availability

During one of the sessions on the new Expert Integrated Systems at COMMON, the IBM presenter mentioned that IBM Power 7 machines (ie, Power 720, 750, etc) will not go away in favor of the new PureFlex hardware that have Power 7 nodes that can run the IBM i system.

Rather, the PureFlex systems are joining the Power family of products and will be sold to IBM i customers under the right circumstances. The PowerFlex machines are more of an infrastructure as a solution product. Customers will still be able to buy Power 7 (and the Power 7+ and Power 8 machines, when available) if they don’t have a need to replace their infrastructure.

The Power machines will exist side-by-side in IBM’s catalogue and customers can buy the product that they need.

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