Online deploys IBM Power Systems for cloud environment

Online said it has selected IBM® (NYSE: IBM) Power Systems™ to extend its service capabilities to Internet clients who want to increase the performance of their bare metal servers in the cloud.

Online, a member of the Iliad Group, said it is using IBM POWER8® S822L servers in its data center in a campaign to attract new clients looking for a variety of services, from web domains to Internet hosting. Online offers clients dedicated infrastructures in order to provide powerful outcomes for a variety of applications and end uses including virtual private servers, databases and high performance computing.

The IBM POWER8-based servers to be used at Online are based on the first open server platform and the first processor designed for Big Data. The bare metal, dedicated systems will be equipped with Power KVM, an open-source virtualization solution used to manage Linux systems, allowing clients the ability to standardize their clouds with a single open-source virtualization technology.

The Power Systems S822L servers benefit directly from innovations co-developed by members of the OpenPOWER Foundation — a 150-member global organization of leading technology suppliers and users supporting and contributing to open development on top of POWER´s open architecture.

With Power Systems incorporated into its bare metal environment, Online can have the ability to support more users at a lower cost.

Deploying IBM Power System S822L servers, Online will look to attract larger enterprise-class clients by offering a dedicated physical POWER8-based server to effectively manage and meet the demands of the staggering amounts of data that clients, large and small, face each day. With the help of IBM POWER8 dedicated servers, Online clients will have the ability to gain fast insights to data, in a security-rich cloud environment.

Since 1999, Online has provided hosting services for Internet stakeholders of all sizes, worldwide. Today they are one of the leading Web hosting providers, hosting several hundred thousand Interface sites in three datacenters. Online offers a range of services including domain names, Web hosting, dedicated servers and hosting in datacenters.