Power is management with automation. With platform management technologies on Power Systems, businesses not only get a complete picture of their systems and how well they are operating, but also the tools to deploy, optimize and maintain these systems at maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
IBM Systems Management Solutions for Power Servers
The IBM Systems Director Express, Standard, and Enterprise Editions for Power servers each provide an integrated set of tools to help IT organizations address concerns associated with managing both physical and virtual server infrastructures: Reducing the time required to monitor and repair systems for higher availability, deploy and optimize systems for increased efficiency, and to plan and document infrastructure to better understand current capabilities and future capacity needs.
IT staffs today have more flexibility in deploying new and expanded business workloads due to proven technologies like virtualization. However, virtualization alone, without effective systems management tools and processes can increase the workload on an already-overburdened IT staff, inhibiting their ability to deliver innovative services and drive business growth. You need to address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities, ensure high availability, security, and quality of existing services, while meeting customer expectations for new services that are delivered in the shortest possible time.
Only IBM offers comprehensive solutions that enable you to improve service delivery by providing a consolidated view of physical and virtual resources running any workload combinations on AIX®, Linux, and IBM i operating environments. Enterprise service management solutions for AIX workloads helps more closely link managing IT operations with meeting business requirements.
IBM offers IBM Systems Director Editions for Power Servers—web-based, point and click management solutions designed to help you reduce the time required to monitor and repair your systems for higher availability, deploy and optimize your systems for increased efficiency, and to plan and document your infrastructure to better understand your current capabilities and future capacity needs.
IBM System Director Editions provide you with choices so you can select the package of automated management solutions that best fits your needs.
IBM Systems Director Express Edition provides a foundation for systems management and the integrated tools needed for monitoring, system configuration, and the update capabilities IT administrators need to remotely manage Power servers.
IBM Systems Director Standard Edition includes the Express® Edition functions and adds advanced deployment, monitoring, energy management, and network control features under the same console.
IBM Systems Director Enterprise Edition includes all the functions of the Standard Edition and enables superior performance and availability management and the automated resource deployment and availability management required for a flexible and agile infrastructure.
AIX Enterprise Edition complements Systems Director by linking platform management of AIX workloads with enterprise service management by including all features of Systems Director Enterprise Edition, the Workload Partitions (WPAR) Manager, and shared storage pools through PowerVM®.
IBM Power HA is designed to protect business applications from outages of virtually any kind, helping to ensure round-the-clock operations availability for business critical applications
Power SC ensures security and compliance with common industry security standards
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Do you need to consolidate management of your Power servers? IBM Systems Director provides detailed platform management of Power servers running AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads, all from a single console
Are you looking to align your IT and business operations? AIX Enterprise Edition and Management Edition for AIX are two options that complement Systems Director by linking platform management of AIX workloads with enterprise-level management of business services
Do you need to manage your energy use and costs? IBM Power server EnergyScale™ technology along with IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager work together to provide monitoring and control capabilities that allow you manage your energy use from the same console you manage availability and performance of your servers.