Power Systems offerings, features and solutions for service providers
Power Systems provide economic advantages
Power Systems provides options to help service providers manage operating costs and capital expenditures.
MSP utility pricing offers provide a means to reduce the up-front investment when purchasing systems, with payments over time based upon system usage. This spreads the cost out over time allowing the system to begin generating revenue with a lower initial investment.
IBM i entitlement relocation for MSPs allows customers to relocate IBM i core entitlements from customer system to the service provider system as the customer moves their IT infrastructure into an environment managed by the service provider. This reduces the cost for the service provider who would have had to purchase those entitlements for the new system.
Capacity on Demand for IBM Power Systems provides flexibility for fluctuating system demands. At times, there are going to be peak demands on system resources, but you can’t afford to take the system down for an upgrade. With Capacity on Demand from IBM Power Systems, it’s easy to activate dormant processor and memory resources within your system, without taking your system or application down. Whether your need is temporary or permanent, the solution is fast, easy and available today on selected Power Systems models 770, 780, and 795.
IBM Power Enterprise Systems Pools is a multisystem infrastructure offering on selected Power Systems models 770 780 and 795 designed to enable a highly resilient and flexible IT environment to support large-scale server consolidation and your most demanding business applications requirements. Power System Enterprise Pools allow for the aggregation of compute resources, including processors and memory, to provide greater flexibility to respond to critical application workload requirements and enhance your application availability.
IBM Global Financing leasing is a way to finance the entire purchase of a new system for predictable lease amounts. IBM allows you to finance your up-front utility pricing payment and pay it off over time, further reducing your up-front investment before the system begins generating revenue. There are other financing offers available from IBM Global Financing, including low interest loans for servers, storage and software from IBM.
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Power Systems offer several quick-start, one-button cloud reference configurations with a choice of Power Systems and software that can be pre-configured by IBM, and includes options for Lab Services assistance to ensure the installation goes smoothly. You can add or change options such as additional software, new or additional storage, and networking options.
IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud is a customizable, factory configured system, with pre-built network, compute, storage and software, that helps you get your cloud up and running—and adding value—quickly. Customers can choose from a variety of system configurations to suit their business and workload needs. From scale-out to enterprise, the Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud make it easy to order just the right size and scale for any IBM® PowerVM® based cloud and helps customers achieve cloud service deployments with the enterprise system qualities of service, scalability, and IT economics.
IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for scale out cloud is a small scale, one or two socket system built the latest POWER8 processor technology with superior performance-for-price advantages. With the PowerKVM hypervisor and OpenStack cloud management tools and APIs, the Power Systems Solution Edition for scale out cloud allows open infrastructures to scale out intelligently, with less hardware, power and cooling requirements, and better economics with over twice the bandwidth from previous generations. This is also an advantage for those cloud services that demand exceptional compute power and memory bandwidth such as big data and analytics.
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