Virtualization and cloud management

IBM PowerVC™ Virtualization Center is an advanced virtualization and cloud management offering, built on OpenStack, that provides simplified virtualization management and cloud deployments for IBM AIX®, IBM i and Linux virtual machines (VMs) running on IBM Power Systems. PowerVC is designed to improve administrator productivity and simplify the cloud management of VMs on Power Systems servers. PowerVC provides the foundation for Power Systems scalable cloud management, including integration to higher-level cloud orchestrators based on OpenStack technology.

PowerVC

Highlights

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Simple installation and configuration saves time and IT costs with faster time to value

An intuitive user interface saves the cost of formal training and requires no specialized skills

Resource pooling and placement policies improve resource utilization, resulting in significant cost savings and less demand on IT

 

Resource pooling and placement policies improve resource utilization, resulting in significant cost savings and less demand on IT

Host grouping provides separate policy-based control for a subset of the total managed resources

Dynamic Resource Optimizer delivers policy-based automation for active workload balancing within a host group

 

Lifecycle

IBM PowerVC lifecycle and maintenance strategy*

Lifecycle

For more information on the IBM software lifecycle, refer to the support lifecycle. For a complete discussion of the PowerVC lifecycle and maintenance strategy see the white paper (PDF, 182 KB).

Resources

IBM PowerVC Introduction and Configuration Redbook

Helps you understand PowerVCs functions, planning, installation, and setup

PowerVC overview

IBM PowerVC is the new advanced virtualization management offering, built on OpenStack, that delivers simplified virtualization management for IBM POWER® Systems

Implementing IBM PowerVC in your data center

Learn the next generation of enterprise virtualization management for IBM Power Systems™

IBM PowerVP

Virtualization Performance Intelligence

IBM PowerVM

Virtualization without limits

Cloud PowerVC Manager

Find how to install, maintain, and use Cloud PowerVC Manager