IBM Power Systems for Service Providers

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 enterprise servers.

IBM Power Enterprise Systems Pools is a multisystem infrastructure offering on selected Power Systems enterprise servers 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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Solution Editions

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 entry 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 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 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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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 revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise 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.

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