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 optimization 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/output (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 Selectable options: p260, p270, p460, x220, x222, x240, x440
Integrated 10 gigabit (Gb) or 1 Gb Networking Switch Selectable option with redundancy
Integrated 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Switch Redundant
IBM Flex System management node Yes
IBM Flex System Manager Standard Edition Default Standard upgradable to Advanced
Power supplies (std/max) 2/6
80 mm fans (std/max) 4/8
Integrated Chassis Management (CMM) 2
Flex System V7000 Storage node plus Software Required


IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.


The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.