Spiking and its customers are excited to be a part of the IBM LinuxONE 4 Express System Launch

Spiking and its customers are excited to be a part of the IBM LinuxONE 4 Express System Launch

Dr. Clemen Chiang
Dr. Clemen Chiang

Spiking and its customers are excited to be a part of the IBM LinuxONE 4 Express System Launch

New IBM LinuxONE system is designed for cybersecurity, scalability and AI inferencing for hybrid cloud environments

By: Dr. Clemen Chiang

Spiking is thrilled to be part of the launch of the new IBM LinuxONE 4 Express system available globally on Feb. 20, 2024. Powered by IBM’s Telum processor, this new system expands the performance, security and AI capabilities of IBM LinuxONE to small and medium sized businesses and within new data center environments. This can potentially bring startups and small to medium sized businesses significant cost savings and is designed to remove the guess work for clients when it comes to spinning up workloads quickly and getting started with the platform.

As Spiking continues to expand, the ability to efficiently scale our operations without compromising on performance or security is crucial. The introduction of the IBM LinuxONE 4 Express system is particularly exciting for us as it promises to bring these benefits to a broader range of businesses, including those at earlier stages of growth.  As we’ve used IBM LinuxONE ourselves, we have witnessed firsthand how this robust platform supports our data security and processing capabilities. Our utilization of LinuxONE is integral to our mission of providing data-driven investment solutions. With its advanced security features, we can support the utmost protection of our clients' sensitive financial information. This level of security is critical in maintaining the trust and confidence of our clients in an increasingly digital world. Furthermore, the system's scalability aligns perfectly with our growth trajectory.

Spiking utilizes IBM LinuxONE through the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator which is a startup accelerator and technical mentorship program. The program supports impact-focused startups leveraging highly sensitive data to improve the quality of, and access to digital, financial, and healthcare services. IBM provides selected startups with up to $120,000 in IBM Cloud Credits to enable confidential computing so that startups can protect sensitive client data via a flagship IBM offering known as IBM Hyper Protect, which is powered by IBM LinuxONE. IBM Hyper Protect enables startups to keep their most sensitive data secured. Startups can also leverage the credits to go toward IBM’s broader set of products and services, including machine learning, artificial intelligence (watsonx.ai), digital assets and blockchain.

As a part of the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, Spiking is helping our customers achieve their financial objectives by leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide transparent, data-driven insights. Our mission is to democratize investment information, making it accessible and actionable for investors of all levels. By utilizing the power of IBM LinuxONE, we can process vast amounts of data at incredible speeds, enabling us to deliver real-time market insights and investment strategies. This aligns with Spiking’s vision to empower investors with the tools and knowledge needed to make informed decisions in a complex financial landscape. The IBM LinuxONE 4 Express system's focus on AI and hybrid cloud environments opens up new possibilities for us to innovate and enhance our services, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of technological advancements in investment management.

With this new system, IBM brings the power of hybrid cloud and AI with LinuxONE, with a simple, easy to use rack mount format that fits in many data centers. IBM LinuxONE 4 Express offers an approachable hybrid cloud platform entry point for small to medium sized businesses and startups.

IBM LinuxONE 4 Express is designed to help clients simplify their IT environments and cut costs by consolidating databases onto a LinuxONE system. Designed to bring significant cost savings for clients over time, clients that move Linux workloads from an x86 server to an IBM LinuxONE 4 Express can save over 52% on their total cost of ownership over 5 years.

As a part of the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator Program, Spiking is excited to be working closely with IBM to bring new innovations to our customers.

To learn more about Spiking, please visit https://spiking.com. To learn more about IBM LinuxONE 4 Express, please visit website here https://newsroom.ibm.com/2024-02-06-New-IBM-LinuxONE-4-Express-to-Offer-Cost-Savings-and-Client-Value-through-a-Cyber-Resilient-Hybrid-Cloud-and-AI-Platform
To become a part of the global IBM Z and LinuxONE Community visit https://community.ibm.com/zsystems/linuxone/express/ and sign up.  For more information on the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator email hpa@ibm.com for details.


DISCLAIMER: Compared IBM LinuxONE 4 Express Model consisting of a CPC drawer and an I/O drawer to support network and external storage with 12 IFLs and 736 GB of memory in 1 frame, versus compared 3 x86 servers with two Xeon Sapphire Rapids Platinum 8444 processors with 32 cores each (2ch/32c) with a total of 384 cores. All Systems are modeled to be running Linux Postgres Enterprise-DB workloads with virtualization and DB tools. Results may vary based on client-specific usage and location. LinuxONE hardware is the expected global price in $USD and discounts. X86 purchase price was included and maintenance costs is from IDC’s Pricing Service: https://www.idc.com/myidc3/products with an aggressive discount. Postgres Enterprise-DB software and tools prices are based on street prices that is discounted from the list price. TCO is calculated over a 5-year horizon. Cost estimates include hardware costs and annual maintenance, Linux OS subscription costs, virtualization software, people cost, and infrastructure (network, energy, space) costs.