P9 chips, this early in the year?
Named CS821, this sould be a P8, dual socket 1U server.
And while P9 are expected, why do the "launch" them without the usual drama?
In the hyperconverged infrastructure appliance space, x86 rules. This might appear to exclude IBM, having sold its x86 servers to Lenovo, but you'd be surprised. Strolling around the exhibition at Nutanix's .NEXT event in Nice, you see some 30 partners and a lot of food and drink stands. There are several backup partners – …
That's exactly what happened.
Par for the course, announcements announcements announcements. Then pretending as if it is a feature for months, then finally a public beta sold as production ready. You got to give it to them, they have great marketing. The press would tear any other vendor to pieces but these guys get a pass.
All their announcements compete with established players in their respective markets: NSX, RightScale, Veeam, Scality, and so on. All of them needed years and hundreds of customers until their products were really ready for prime time. Yet Nutanix announces they are doing [X] in a few months and El Reg creams their pants and proclaims it will be the best product ever.
Surely Simply PAR in Right Courses of Virtual Action/CyberIntelAIgent Movement.
Nice One, IBM. What kept you from here and practically everywhere else, and what and where and with whom have you been planning future moves/disturbances in the force .... with the following an example of an Extreme Reaction? ......... https://youtu.be/V9XeyBd_IuA
No, what actually happened is that IBM and Nutanix announced a partnership, whereby Nutanix would be enabling their software stack on POWER architecture, the result being IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix, which is now GA.
The real irony here is that prior to this annoucement Mr. Mellor had been bleating for months that IBM couldn't participate in Hyped-Up Converged, due to no longer having an x86 Server business, makes you wonder what part of Marc Andreessen's "Why Software Is Eating the World" he doesn't quite get.
PS More humble pie for Mellor, LOL!