PSIâs vision of providing PCM servers capable of executing IBMâsÂ® z/OSÂ® operating system based on the Intel Itanium 2 processor will bring new options to mainframe datacenters and help further drive consolidation efforts. Currently, Intel Itanium 2 systems support a host of operating systems on single server footprints, including UNIX, WindowsÂ®, and Linux. Adding z/OS to these systems, an operating system that controls an estimated 60% of corporate data, provides unique integration and data sharing opportunities that have not previously existed for enterprise customers.
"Intel Capital is investing in companies like PSI to help reinforce Itanium 2 processor-based systemsâ power and flexibility," said Scott Darling, Intel Capital vice president. "PSIâs ability to execute the z/OS operating system and integration of the Itanium 2 machine-check architecture with z/OS supports our vision of the Itanium processor family as an open and highly reliable server platform."
"Since its founding, PSI has had a collaborative relationship with Intel focused on expanding the virtualization capabilities of the Itanium 2 processor," stated Michael Maulick, President and CEO of PSI. "Together, we believe that the Itanium processor architecture provides the right platform for lowering costs for IT departments. Weâre very pleased with Intel Capitalâs continued investment in our effort to expand the application and use of the Itanium 2 processorâbased platform."