Menu
Powerful P5 needs partner input

Powerful P5 needs partner input

According to one IBM executive, the company’s P5 server range is leading-edge technology but requires the expertise of strong partners to make it work.

Chris Farrow, System P5 business unit executive ANZ, says in the 25 years he’s been working in IT he has never seen customers so excited about a technology.

“P5 is great but we need partners to make it work in the context of the client. Good partners create a foundation relationship rather than flog a box,” he says.

Farrow believes the nexus of P5’s value is in IBM and partners working together.

He says P5 brings IBM’s history and experience of building big computers for big companies into a chip, making highly sophisticated technology available to all businesses rather than just enormous organisations.

He points out the industry tends to talk about P5 in the same context as other CPUs but says it’s much more than that.

“Admittedly P5 is CPU technology but it shrinks most of a computer system on a chip for a pretty low price.”

Farrow says it underpins what IBM is about as a brand — continuing to develop core innovative technologies that solve contemporary business problems.

And, he says, it’s about virtualisation.

“I think the buzz around virtualisation is deserved — it actually is hot. Organisations want to save money and build on scalable platforms without having to put large quantities of staff all over the thing.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Brand Post

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments