NEC partners with Platform Solutions for mainframe servers
Platform Solutions (PSI), developer of open mainframe servers, and NEC Corporation of America, have entered into an agreement for PSI to market and resell NEC's Express5800/1000 series server and D-series storage technology for enterprise data centers.

According to Irving, Texas-based NEC, customers can consolidate IBM z/OS, Microsoft Windows, and Linux in a single managed server bringing new levels of consolidation to the datacenter, when combined with PSI's open mainframe server technology.

The third-generation NEC Express5800/1000 series servers amplify the capability of the dual-core Intel Itanium 2 processor. Leveraging NEC's supercomputing and mainframe technology, such as low latency and high performance memory and crossbar interface, the Express5800/1000 series servers are designed for the high-end server market and offer the performance and reliability that enterprises require for mission critical operations, said Sunnyvale, Calif.-based PSI.