IBM have introduced packaged "clustered" servers that reduce complexity and lower the cost of entry for "clustered systems" for small and mid-size businesses.
The RS/6000 HA50 (High Availability Cluster Server) server and the AS/400e custom server take advantage of "clustering" technology that allows more than one computer to be linked together, providing reliability and availability for computer systems that must be available nearly twenty four hours a day. The servers support enterprise resource planning (ERP), collaborative computing, e-commerce, and other leading e-business applications. The RS/6000 and AS/400 solutions include services and support from IBM Global Services and IBM business partners.
IBM's new servers will be supported by a variety of database and software application providers including IBM DB2 Universal Database; Lotus Domino; IBM Net.Commerce; IBM TXSeries; Baan; Oracle; and BEA Systems.