IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i


Small and midsized businesses (SMB) need to focus on running the business, not running IT. You need affordable systems that you can rely on to run your business, systems that support the applications you need, protect your data and help serve your customers.

The IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i can help you meet this need. Instead of maintaining multiple rack or tower systems, you can run your business in a single footprint consisting of a mix of server technologies and workloads including both POWER and x86 based compute nodes. With the IBM PureFlex System, IBM continues to be in the forefront of integration and optimisation technologies designed to reduce management complexity and deliver a fully consolidated infrastructure including compute, storage and networking.

Feature Benefits
Outstanding performance and efficiency with IBM POWER7+ processors
Flexible input/ouput (I/O) options
Advanced management capabilities
Integrated solutions delivered pre-configured
IBM PureFlex System Rack Optional 42U, 25U or no rack
IBM Flex System chassis Yes
Flex System compute nodes p260 and x240 minimum one required

additional optional nodes: p260, p270, p460, x220, x222, x240, x440
Integrated 10 gigabit (Gb) or 1Gb Networking Switch Selectable option with redundancy
Integrated 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Switch Selectable option with redundancy
Integrated IBM Flex System Converged Scalable Switch (fibre channel over Ethernet (FCoE)) Selectable option with or without redundancy
IBM Flex System management node Yes
IBM Flex System Manager Standard Edition Flex System Manager upgradable to Advanced
Power supplies (std/max) 2/6
80 mm fans (std/max) 4/8
Integrated Chassis Management (CMM) 2
IBM Storwise V7000 Disk System or Flex System V7000 Required with a selectable option
IBM Storwise V7000 Software Required

Contact IBM for POWER and/or hybrid (POWER + x86) systems