IBM SmartCloud Entry provided by IBM Starter Kit for Cloud on Power Systems is an entry private cloud offering that is simple to deploy and easy to use. It works with a client's existing Power Systems infrastructure, enabling data center managers to quickly deploy self-service provisioning of virtualized workloads with a simple interface that provides oversight while increasing IT efficiency and lowering administration costs. The offering provides:
Starter Kit for Cloud is a solution that builds upon IBM PowerVM virtualization and IBM Systems Director VMControl. It enables rapid scalability by allowing additional servers or blades to be added to the cloud infrastructure. It also includes basic workload metering to support a “pay-per-use” business model. Clients can also progress from Starter Kit for Cloud to IBM's more advanced cloud offerings such as IBM Service Delivery Manager. Starter Kit for Cloud allows Power Systems clients to quickly and easily start the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and prove the benefits of a cloud delivery model.
Starter Kit for Cloud provides capabilities to allow clients to more rapidly move to a cloud model, enabling:
Starter Kit for Cloud capabilities
Simplify storage of thousands of images
Slash time to value for new workloads from months to a few days
Operate a private cloud
Cut costs with efficient operation