The Most Innovative Products Of 2009

Winner: IBM, for its IBM z-Series Business Class Mainframe

The winner in this category is no stranger to the high-end server space. From the era of punch cards to today's market of doing more with less, this company now brings to market a business-class system that delivers the capacity of 232 x86 Servers for less than $100,000. We've done the math. That's impressive. This product reduces server sprawl, aids in consolidation, and is the centerpiece of an ecosystem with a robust and growing number of applications. For large enterprises, it's a must-look.

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