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IBM plugs Power7 into CloudBurst

IBM extended the compatibility of its CloudBurst private cloud product on Wednesday by making it compatible with IBM's own proprietary Power7 systems.The CloudBurst products, launched in June 2009, are a set of integrated hardware, storage, virtualisation and networking products with built-in management systems for setting up private clouds.

IBM extended the compatibility of its CloudBurst private cloud product on Wednesday by making it compatible with IBM's own proprietary Power7 systems.

The CloudBurst products, launched in June 2009, are a set of integrated hardware, storage, virtualisation and networking products with built-in management systems for setting up private clouds.

Power7 hardware is based on a proprietary IBM Power7 processor design, announced in July 2009, that sits inside the new range of Power7 Unix servers, launched August 2010.

The new product that IBM announced —€” the IBM CloudBurst v2.1 on Power Systems —€” is based on IBM Power 750 servers. It can support between 160 and 2,900 virtual machines and will be available from 17 December.

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