IBM PureFlex System solutions

Improve the economics of IT with simplicity, speed and flexibility
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In today’s ever-changing marketplace, IT solutions are driving business – making it faster, more nimble, and ultimately, more successful. Users want access to data and applications on their terms. They want full service from mobile devices. They rely on social networks to drive ever increasing numbers of transactions.

Cloud computing solutions from IBM can help you meet these demands.

New PureFlex System and IBM Flex System offerings and solutions are optimized for cloud deployments

With the latest IBM PureFlex System technology enhancements, you can accelerate system deployment while simplifying cloud service delivery and improving efficiency in your IT environment.

IBM PureFlex System delivers the value of an integrated system but with flexibility and choice to fit your business need. The new IBM PureFlex System Express and Enterprise models can be configured to deploy the cloud your way. In addition, they include the latest compute and networking technology from IBM.

The new PureFlex System offerings now include:

These new PureFlex offerings will also feature the new SmartCloud Entry 3.2 offering in December 2013.3

SmartCloud Entry 3.2 offers new heterogeneous cloud management, easy upgradability to higher function SmartCloud offerings based on OpenStack.

An enhanced user interface simplifies workload migration and allows users to quickly locate and manage virtualized IT resources.

  • New IBM PureFlex Express

    Infrastructure for small and midsize businesses. Most affordable entry point.

    The New IBM PureFlex Express offers improved flexibility.

  • New IBM PureFlex Enterprise

    Infrastructure for scalable cloud deployments. Redundancy for resilient operation.

    The new IBM PureFlex Enterprise is optimized to scale and has built-in redundancy for highly reliable and resilient operation to support your critical applications and cloud services.

  • IBM PureFlex Solution for SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

    The new IBM PureFlex Solution for SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure offers more mobile application access with improved security. Now you can support up to 8400 Windows 7 users in a single PureFlex rack In addition, this new offering ships pre-integrated from the factory to speed time to value for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

    The new offering includes a range of capabilities.

  • IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i

    Consolidate IBM i and x86 into a single integrated system with 80 percent lower IBM i software costs.4

    The new IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i is a complete integrated business system that offers an attractive alternative for existing small and midsized IBM i users to reduce IT costs and complexity by consolidating their IBM i and Windows® applications on an IBM PureFlex solution.

  • IBM Flex System Solution for Microsoft Hyper V

    The new IBM Flex System Solution for Microsoft Hyper V offers high performance and scalability for cloud environments. With this new eight compute node Flex System solution you can build scalable, affordable virtualization and cloud solutions build on IBM Flex System. Deployment guidance from IBM is designed to provide a low cost of entry for cloud deployments while supporting future growth.

  • IBM Flex System Microsoft SQL and Exchange Solutions

    The new IBM Flex System Microsoft SQL and Exchange Solutions provide Microsoft email and database solutions that are scalable to support a range of user counts and data sizes. These solutions support up to 25,000 users for Microsoft Exchange environments and provide a highly scalable foundation for Microsoft SQL environments.

  • New IBM Flex System offerings

    Get higher levels of IT performance and networking flexibly with new IBM Flex System offerings.

    New IBM Flex System x240 Compute Nodes

    IBM Flex System EN4023 10Gb Scalable Switch

    Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for IBM Flex System

1 Based on findings in an IDC study published in July 2013.


2 Based on new Flex System Manager capability to manage up to 16 Flex System chassis, 224 Flex System servers and 5000 endpoints.


3 This information is based on IBM’s current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. References in these materials to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates.


4 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.


5 SPECvirt_sc2013 comparing top bin performance of previous generation platform.

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Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the Egypt 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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