Cloud computing is recognized as an IT delivery model which can help improve asset utilization 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 complexities which can decrease the gains and benefits of the cloud. Interoperability, resource optimization, security, oversight 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 the cloud-optimized Power Systems enterprise platform. Building on the secure and scalable PowerVM® hypervisor, the Solution Edition provides simplified cloud management and automation with Power's advanced virtualization management solution, IBM PowerVC®. The Solution Edition for Cloud delivers all of the enterprise-grade scalability and qualities of service that Power customers are accustomed to, in a platform optimized and ready to deliver private cloud services.