Achieving energy efficient computing in a small footprint without sacrificing computing power is a challenge for financial markets firms. The problem is that much technology is redundant even though the application itself does not require extra features. For example, multiple power supplies, heating and cooling mechanisms and systems boards take up valuable floor space, use more energy and increase hardware costs. IBM has eliminated those redundancies with a best-fit product that still provides the density of the BladeServer but at a 25 to 30 percent cost savings. IBM’s complete factory integration solution provides true plug-and-play functionality using standard hardware, explains Dave Franko, iDataPlex Sales Leader, IBM Systems and Technology.