IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud

Pre-built and pre-installed to quickly and easily deploy cloud services


Cloud computing is becoming recognized as an IT delivery model which can help improve IT asset utilization, flexibility and responsiveness while reducing complexity and lowering maintenance costs. However, many organizations are discovering that implementing cloud computing in their data centers can bring management challenges and even complexities which can decrease the gains and benefits of the cloud. Interoperability, image management, workload performance, security and scalability are all issues which can impede the efficiency and costs-saving potential of the cloud.

The IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud helps speed up and simplify the deployment of a cloud with OpenStack based cloud management software delivered on a pre-built and pre-installed Power Systems enterprise platform. The Solution Edition is easy to order, includes configurable hardware choices to address customer needs and preferences, and ensures successful deployment with optional IBM Lab Services implementation. Building on IBM PowerVM® virtualization and IBM PowerVC™ management, the Solution Edition for Cloud provides cloud capabilities based on a flexible and extensible OpenStack platform with fast and automated installation, an intuitive and easy to use interface, automated deployment, image management, workload metering, and the self-service features of cloud.

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionize the way IT is developed and delivered, optimize for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.