Designed to optimise and manage your IT infrastructure
Cloud allows businesses to measure IT assets in real time and deliver new applications faster. IBM’s Cloud offering, IBM SmartCloud Entry, based on IBM BladeCenter S a low cost per VM, better than any equivalent offering in the market. This low cost per VM is delivered with very high levels of availability and performance.
IBM SmartCloud Entry is an intuitive self-service portal with rich cloud administrative capability with metering, billing and automated approval processing allowing you to allocate your IT resources optimally. It also provides redundancy on all of the critical components like power supplies, fans, mid-planes, storage controllers, disks and network switches – giving you peace of mind.
With IBM SmartCloud® Entry software, you can easily go from "cloud ready" to "cloud". IBM x86 servers running IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x or IBM Smart Cloud Entry for Flex System (US) can help your business achieve increased productivity and faster time to market with entry cloud solutions – private cloud offerings that are affordable and easy to deploy.
“IBM BladeCenter S with 3xHS23 slashes time-to-market for new apps from 4 months to just 2 to 3 days.”*
IBM Design Advantage:
- Private Cloud Up and Ready in 30 Minutes
IBM SmartCloud™ Entry can setup an image based private Cloud infrastructure in 30 minutes.
- License Policy Based on Servers
The cost is the same for both the Cloud software license and subscription, whether it’s a 4-core server or an 80-core server. This leads to significant savings on software as customers want to do more.
- Easy to Manage
Single management for servers, storage, networking, virtualisation and Cloud.
- Upward Integration to IBM Enterprise Cloud Solution
Easy integration to IBM Enterprise Scalable Cloud solutions and Tivoli Software solutions.
- Complete One Box Hardware for a Normal Office Environment
IBM BladeCenter® S is the Industry’s only Blade chassis with integrated SAS SAN, Blade Servers, 10 G networking capabilities, and integrated office enablement kit with noise reduction filters which allows the hardware to work even on a normal power socket.
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* Source: IDC's Asia Pacific Quarterly Server Tracker, Q1, CY 2013 (Jan-Mar 2013), Report Released in May 2013.
** Source: Dataquest - Dataquest-CMR Customer Satisfaction Audit CSA 2013.
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An affordable data center solution that enables new levels of IT efficiency, with virtualization and simplified manageability.
A TBR perspective on how x86 servers are positioned as an excellent platform to deploy private clouds