IBM Q1 2018 Earnings Call
James Kavanaugh, CFO
We also continue to make progress in emerging areas like blockchain. We’ve grown to over 50 active blockchain networks since the release of our IBM Blockchain platform in the third quarter last year. And last month, we announced the beta version of our IBM Blockchain platform Starter Plan designed for startups, developers and companies of any size that want to quickly stand up a blockchain network. In the first two weeks, we had over 750 networks provisioned.
We added new clients to the platform across several countries this quarter, including a services provider in Thailand who chose our LinuxONE for its blockchain solutions. So we’re continuing to address the emerging workloads across the Z platform like blockchain, but also machine learning, DevOps and payments, with new workload MIPS growing four times as fast as our traditional MIPS.