IBM has introduced a cut-price Unix/Linux server for SMEs from £2,200.
IBM said the new IBM eServer p5 510 is designed to deliver its virtualisation capabilities to Unix and Linux environment within smaller businesses.
The p5-510 is capable of supporting optional IBM Virtualisation Engine technology and IBM Micro-Partitioning capabilities to allow users to support Unix and Linux applications simultaneously.
The IBM eServer p5 510 is a one- to two-way rack-mount system that supports IBM’s AIX 5L Versions 5.2 and 5.3 Unix operating systems as well as Linux operating systems. It comes with a three-year warranty.
IBM said the cut-price server was aimed at competing with alternative products from Sun and HP.