Supermicro and IBM extend strategic relationship to deliver choice and flexibility for the next generation Cloud data centre


15 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City - Supermicro and IBM have extended their multi-faceted long-term technology relationship. Supermicro has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community that leverages the IBM POWER architecture. Supermicro is joining IBM, Google, NVIDIA, Canonical, Rackspace and more than 270 other leading technologists working collaboratively on advanced server, storage, and networking acceleration technology as well as industry leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control, and flexibility to developers of next-generation heterogeneous cloud data centres. The group makes POWER-based hardware and software available to open development, along with making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.

Supermicro is working with IBM on a variety of fronts including IBM Cloud, IBM Storage and now IBM POWER. Supermicro will leverage its strength in workload optimized system designs to deliver best in class IBM Power Systems for IBM and the OpenPOWER ecosystem.

"Supermicro is extending its strong IBM relationship by working with IBM on OpenPOWER systems that deliver maximum performance and efficiency", stated Wally Liaw, co-founder and senior vice president of international sales at Supermicro. "OpenPOWER customers can benefit from Supermicro's industry leading workload optimized system design in combination with IBM’s latest POWER processor technology to reach exceptional performance levels."

"Supermicro is a strategic IBM collaborator and their membership in the OpenPOWER Foundation will further extend our strong relationship", stated Calista Redmond, OpenPOWER Foundation President and IBM Systems Vice President. "Their expertise in server design, development and manufacturing will foster collaboration among members and further support widespread industry innovation."

Source: OpenPOWER Foundation