IBM BladeCenter system for TETRA Technologies

Turnkey operating system delivers database and virtualizaton bundle to oil services company

Oil service company TETRA Technologies, with help from Sirius Computer Solutions has deployed IBM’s i5/OS on IBM’s System I business computing platform connected to a 28 blade IBM BladeCenter. IBM’s i5/OS is a ‘turnkey’ operating environment that comes with a relational database (DB2), security, web services, networking and storage management. i5/OS is a foundation for packaged third party business solutions and includes a virtualization of IBM’s AIX, UNIX and Linux with load balancing with the IBM POWER Hypervisor.


TETRA Technologies’ CIO Michael Lobin said, ‘The reliability of i5/OS combined with the redundancy of BladeCenter ensures that our system is always available. This integrated solution addresses our requirements for growth, security and scalability.’ IBM also announced that its POWER6 processor-based blades will support i5/OS applications.

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