IBM SmartCloud Entry is robust software that simplifies management of your virtualized environment. Users can request and provision an environment quickly through an easy-to-use web-based interface. IT managers can monitor and manage this environment for improved efficiency and utilization of the data center. IBM SmartCloud Entry works with the IBM BladeCenter Foundation for Cloud virtualization platform in addition to IBM System x, BladeCenter servers and IBM Flex System. IBM SmartCloud Entry is available with IBM PureFlex System configurations for easy cloud-ready deployments. IBM SmartCloud Entry v2.4 release includes heterogeneous server architecture support from a single SmartCloud Entry user interface. This enables greater flexibility as customers can manage across System x, BladeCenter, IBM Flex System and PureFlex platforms with a single, consolidated image of SmartCloud Entry software. IBM intends to update the IBM SmartCloud Entry offerings to support Hyper-V and KVM virtualized workloads to provide more options and greater flexibility for cloud infrastructures.1 The welcome screen is shown below.
SmartCloud Entry capabilities
IBM SmartCloud Entry is designed for businesses that need to lower IT costs, improve data center uptime and respond to rapidly changing needs. IBM makes managing a virtualized environment even simpler, and access to cloud a simple choice, across all IBM x86 platforms. IBM SmartCloud Entry software on IBM Flex System brings this experience to reality with simple, powerful solutions. Consider adding IBM SmartCloud Entry software to every server to enhance the datacenter experience with a solution that is uniform, comprehensive and simple.
Create images: Simplify storage of thousands of images
Deploy VMs: Slash time to value for new workloads from months to a few days
Operate a private cloud: Cut costs with efficient operations
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