IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System

Optimised solutions running on the most advanced,
integrated infrastructure available.

Your business needs to be faster and more nimble, able to respond to changing business needs at an ever increasing pace. IBM PureFlex System integrated infrastructure and IBM Flex System advanced blade technology offer speed, simplicity and efficiency for cloud, VDI, analytics and virtualised infrastructure deployments.

IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System solutions bring together servers, storage, and systems networking capabilities that support open standards to easily into your existing data centre.

Deploy SAP faster. Simplify the virtualisation of your desktop infrastructure. Gain management efficiency by accelerating your cloud deployments. IBM PureSystems Solutions help you get the IT solution you need faster, more simply, and with better performance.

Cloud: optimise and extend your existing business applications

Cloud solutions deployed on IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System converged infrastructure give you flexibility; simplified, integrated management; and improved resource utilisation by helping to balance, manage and optimise all compute, storage and networking resources. Get the most out of your investment while maintaining the performance and reliability of your business applications.

Cloud solution highlights:

IBM Flex System Solution for SmartCloud Orchestrator

The IBM Flex System Solution for SmartCloud Orchestrator provides an open and extensible cloud management platform with advanced functionality for cloud services.

IBM PureFlex Solution for VMware vCloud Suite

The IBM PureFlex System speeds and simplifies deployment of clouds based on VMware's vCloud Suite by providing a fully integrated system with "single point of control" management of compute, storage, networking and virtualised resources to simplify the deployment of your cloud environment.

Spotlight on IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System Cloud Solutions

  • Simplify cloud disaster recovery services

    Secure, reliable protection to help reduce risk in scaling cloud solutions.

  • Accelerate cloud-based services for your SAP business applications

    Balance, manage and optimise all compute, storage and networking resources.

  • IBM Flex System™ Solution for Microsoft® Hyper-V™

    Reliable, affordable solutions validated by the Microsoft Fast Track program.

  • IBM PureFlex and Flex System Managed Service Provider Editions

    Tailored solutions for MSPs.

  • IBM SmartCloud Entry

    Affordable, easy to deploy entry cloud solution.

Find out more about Cloud Solutions on IBM PureFlex and Flex System

The updated IBM Flex System Solution for SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator offers scalable real-time analytics for your SAP Business Warehouse. Get faster access to valuable information with up to 200 times improved query response on even the largest solutions.

1 Based on 80% per core savings is based on the difference of IBM i p10 per core license price versus IBM i p05 per core license price which equates to 80% savings per core.

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