IBM PureFlex System

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


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: Customize 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.

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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

    Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

    These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in Belgium 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.



    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.

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