IBM SmartCloud Entry for IBM Flex System

Improve data center efficiency with self-service and automation

Highlights

IBM SmartCloud® Entry is designed to simplify management of your virtualized IT environment. It helps you convert virtualized environments to a private cloud quickly and easily. Users can request and provision resources quickly through an easy-to-use web-based interface. IT managers can monitor and manage this environment for improved efficiency and utilization of the data center. The IBM SmartCloud Entry v3.2 release supports management of a broad range of server platforms from a single SmartCloud Entry user interface. This gives you the flexibility to manage System x, BladeCenter, PureFlex System, IBM Flex System and IBM NeXtScale System platforms as well as IBM POWER®-based systems with a single, consolidated tool. In addition, IBM SmartCloud Entry supports a choice of industry-leading hypervisors including: VMware vSphere (ESXi), Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM as well as IBM PowerVM.


SmartCloud Entry capabilities


Create images: Simplify storage of thousands of images

Deploy VMs: Slash time to value for new workloads from months to a few days

Operate a private cloud: Cut costs with efficient operations

In addition, based upon the latest release of OpenStack, SmartCloud Entry allows access to a rich set of industry standard APIs and CLIs for Infrastructure as a Service. With OpenStack API leverage, clients can extend the value of SmartCloud Entry with the confidence of support from IBM.