Today, only one in five organisations spend more than half of their IT budget on new hardware. That is because management and administrative costs have escalated to almost 70 percent of the average organisation’s current IT budget.1
Even with that shift, business requirements continue to multiply – more virtual desktop users along with increased demand for virtualised resources such as cloud and test environments. As a result, IT executives must find new ways to satisfy user demand.
Density optimised solution
Successfully meeting this challenge means you must increase data centre (DC) capacity without growing operating costs. The IBM Flex System x222 compute node has been designed to cost-effectively supply the compute and virtualised resources you need now, in a platform designed to support your future needs. Each Flex System x222 compute node features two independent twin compute nodes, enabling the equivalent of up to 28 independent compute nodes in a 10U Flex System Enterprise Chassis. There is no need for additional switching hardware or connectivity options – simply enable additional ports to the existing networking hardware via Feature on Demand (FoD) offerings. This helps reduce the cost of the overall solution. Finally, clients can still benefit from using the Flex System x222 along with other Flex System compute nodes and PureFlex System solutions to create a flexible and optimised chassis solution for their diverse workloads
A building block of the IBM PureSystems family, the Flex System x222 achieves these design goals by increasing your available compute capacity while retaining your current physical footprint and operational infrastructure. The PureFlex System is an integrated infrastructure solution available in two configurations, with x86 or POWER processor-based compute nodes that can be further customised with additional options to meet your precise IT infrastructure needs.
1 IDC, analyst Matt Eastwood, IDC Directions Presentation 2011