The IBM Systems Director Express and Standard each provide an integrated set of tools to help IT organisations address major concerns associated with managing both physical and virtual server infrastructures: reducing operational complexity, improving the efficiency of IT staff, systems and controlling costs while meeting business requirements for service delivery. IBM Systems Director Editions are packaged to make it easier and more cost effective for clients to purchase the features they need to manage IBM server systems.
IBM Systems Management Solutions for Power Servers
The IBM Systems Director Express, Standard and Enterprise Editions for Power Servers each provide an integrated set of tools to help IT organisations address major concerns associated with managing both physical and virtual server infrastructures: Reducing the time required to monitor and repair your systems for higher availability, deploy and optimise systems for increased efficiency and to plan and document infrastructure to better understand your current capabilities and future capacity needs.
IT staffs today have more flexibility in deploying new and expanded business workloads due to proven technologies like virtualisation. However, the lack of effective systems management tools and processes can increase the workload on an already-overburdened IT staff, inhibiting their ability to deliver innovative services in support of business growth. To build a dynamic infrastructure that addresses today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities, you need to not only ensure high availability (HA) and quality of existing services, but also meet customer expectations for flexible access to innovative new services that are delivered in the shortest possible time.
IBM offers comprehensive solutions that enable you to improve service delivery by providing a consolidated view of physical and virtual resource management of servers running any workload combinations on AIX, Linux® and IBM i operating environments. Enterprise service management solutions for AIX workloads helps more closely link managing IT operations with meeting business requirements.
IBM offers IBM Systems Director Editions for Power Servers – management solutions designed to help you reduce the time required to monitor and repair your systems for higher availability, deploy and optimise your systems for increased efficiency and to plan and document your infrastructure to better understand your current capabilities and future capacity needs.
IBM Systems Director Express Edition provides the basic monitoring, system configuration and update capabilities IT administrators need to remotely manage Power servers.
IBM Systems Director Standard Edition includes the Express Edition functions and adds virtual image deployment, energy management and network control features.
IBM Systems Director Enterprise Edition enables superb performance and availability management and the automated resource deployment and availability management required for a dynamic infrastructure.
AIX Enterprise Edition complements Systems Director by linking platform management of AIX workloads with enterprise service management by including all features of Systems Director Enterprise Edition, the Workload Partitions (WPAR) Manager and shared storage pools through PowerVM.