IBM PureFlex System

Simplify your infrastructure through integration.
Automate and optimise your workloads with integrated expertise and efficient design.

Lenovo is open and ready for business with System x

IBM PureFlex System x86 offerings are now products of Lenovo in the Australia and other countries. IBM will continue to host x86-related content on until migrated to Lenovo. IBM POWER and hybrid (POWER + x86) systems remain available from IBM.

IBM PureFlex System
Optimised for cloud and IT efficiency

IBM PureFlex System is a complete, flexible cloud infrastructure system with integrated expertise. The system integrates and optimises all compute, storage and networking resources to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) out of the box.

The IBM PureFlex System combines advanced IBM hardware and systems management software, integrating them into an optimised configuration that is simple to acquire and deploy so you get fast time-to-value for your solution.

Open choice: Customise your PureFlex System

Open choice gives you the ability to configure your PureFlex System with a wide variety of elements from IBM and IBM Business Partners. Choices in critical areas such as architecture, storage, operating systems, hypervisors and networking allow systems to be optimised and tuned to the enterprise.

Spotlight on IBM PureFlex System

A balanced approach to energy efficiency

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The Total Economic Impact

Understand the potential financial impact of deploying an IBM PureFlex system in your organisation.

IBM PureFlex System TCO Analysis

Compare the TCO of IBM PureFlex System to a traditional or virtualised IT infrastructure.

AGENTIL hosts SAP on IBM PureFlex

A Swiss based MSP hosts SAP on IBM PureSystems because it is certified to run SAP applications and SAP HANA.

Infrastructure matters

Customer success stories around virtualisation, consolidation, cloud and innovation

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    Customer success stories

    Learn how customers implemented IBM PureFlex System to gain a competitive advantage.

    The community speaks

    "The new IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i will provide an attractive starting point for our customers deploying Manhattan's WMi solution in a cloud or on-premise environment while delivering a fully integrated solution to the market that has been specifically designed for IBM i workloads."

    - David Landau, Vice President, Product Management & Development,
    Manhattan Associates

    There are many more voices describing the benefits of IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System.

    "We expect that with SAP Business Suite running on IBM PureFlex, together with SAP HANA on IBM System x3950, customers can more easily run their businesses in real time, while helping to optimise their infrastructure investments. Through our continued collaboration with IBM to validate new integrated offerings and configurations, we intend to deliver an enterprise-class solution to our joint customers aimed at transforming transactions, analytics and business processes, with more simplified and integrated landscape-management capabilities."

    - Kyle Garman, Global Vice President, IBM Alliance, SAP

    "The IBM PureFlex System brings another level of choice and flexibility for IBM’s and Red Hat’s customers bringing together the POWER7 and x86 architectures into a platform architecture that enables broad scale deployment of IT solutions for small and medium enterprises all the way up to the largest enterprise and mission critical computing workloads"

    - Jim Totton, VP & GM, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat

    "For Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) on AIX the virtual appliance for the IBM PureFlex System will allow consolidation and reduced deployment cost balanced with optimised system allocation and performance."

    - Daan Snijders, Vice President Development Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN), Infor

    "Vision Solutions is excited about IBM’s PureFlex Systems as it represents a breakthrough in computing platforms. Our customers will benefit from simplified deployment of a high availability solution to protect their most critical applications all from a unified system leveraging a single interface."

    - Bob Johnson, Vision Solutions, Executive VP Sales & Marketing, Vision Solutions

    Contact Lenovo for x86-based systems

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

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    IBM Systems & Technology Group Brand Sales Specialist

    Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

    These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the Australia and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.


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    Announcement features

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    Leverage PureFlex™ and IBM Flex System™ for accelerated solution deployment.

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    Previous announcements

    IBM PureFlex System solutions

    Improve the economics of IT with simplicity, speed and flexibility.
    October 2013

    IBM Flex System: The game changer

    Innovation that transforms business.
    August 2013.

    Innovate with flexible solutions that drive business results

    IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System.
    June 2013.

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