Hamilton Rentals add new IBM POWER8 Systems to their loan and rental fleet

Hamilton Rentals, the UK’s leading IT & AV rental company, has purchased the first POWER8 Servers in the UK to support IBM’s customers with the opportunity of accessing a new generation of extreme performance systems. This represents the first phase of acquiring IBM POWER8 servers to meet the expected demand from clients this year.

Power Systems are designed for big data with innovation that optimizes analytics performance. They provide superior cloud economics and the ability to scale out or scale up with security built into the foundation. As an open server platform at the heart of the Open POWER Foundation, Power Systems are revolutionizing the development and delivery of new technology.

The addition of POWER8 to our IBM loan and rental fleet means we can offer IBM and its Business Partner community rapid access to IBM’s latest technology, providing a full managed facility aimed at providing evaluation/Proof of concept systems to support customer opportunities and demand generating activities.

Our strategic relationship with IBM is key to us providing loan and short term rental solutions at cost effective rates on the leading edge products that IBM bring to market. Hamilton Rentals investment in POWER8 Servers underlines our commitment to provide our customers and business partners with a total IBM rental solution.

Hamilton Rentals IBM fleet now includes IBM Power S824 and we will add new POWER8 models as they become available. Summary of current specification below.


  • 16-core 4.1, 128GB, 4x300GB,
  • 2×4-port GbE, 2×2-port FC,
  • PowerVM EE
  • AIX & LINUX&lt]

POWER8 Key Features

  • Extreme Performance – Research suggests that Power8 is two to three times faster than its predecessor, Power7
  • Most energy efficient – Help cut data centre footprints by as much as half
  • Designed for Big Data – Power8 can analyse data up to 50 times faster than x86 processors.
  • Designed with the future in mind – The Power Systems platform provides scale up and scale out abilities whilst still enabling you to run a single operating system, use a single set of skills and have the simplicity of a single architecture.
  • PowerKVM – PowerKVM is a new technology that helps remove the barriers that prevents companies from doing joint development of Linux applications on Intel as well as Linux on PowerSystems.

Cross Brand Opportunities
Hamilton Rentals manage the POWER, Storage, PureFlex and System x Loan facility so please contact us with any cross brand loan opportunities.The IBM Loan Pool ensures customers can easily evaluate IBM’s leading edge products.



IBM Rental Partner

Contact us for more information:

Email ibmloan@hamilton.co.uk

Or Visit www.hamilton.co.uk

Please note all free loans are subject to pre-approval by IBM.

Hamilton Rentals are the UK’s leading IT rental company providing Computer Rental, IT Hire, Laptop Rental, Server Rental, AV Rental, iPad Hire, Plasma Rental, Software Rental, Event Management, Ex Rental Sales, IT Asset Management, Data Destruction, Data Center Relocation, WEEE IT Recycling & Disposal


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