IBM will begin offering a new Power Systems server and storage range this month, aimed at both SMBs and emerging markets.
The news, due to be formally announced in Johannesburg today, will document how affordable power servers from IBM are now available to SMBs, as well as the firm's move to take on competitors including Oracle and Hewlett Packard.
Rod Adkins, a Senior Vice President in IBM's Systems & Technology Group told Reuters:
"Big data and cloud technologies that were once only affordable to large enterprises are now available to the masses. With these new systems, IBM is forging an aggressive expansion of its Power and Storage Systems business into SMB (small- and medium-sized businesses) and growth markets."
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