IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for Power Systems

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for Power Systems is an entry level cloud solution to help organizations get up and running quickly and easily with cloud. It works with Power Systems infrastructure, leveraging Power's enterprise security, availability and reliability to deliver cloud without risk. IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for Power Systems increases efficiency through heterogeneous cloud management across Power Systems, System z, and x86 environments, on-premises or off-premises, to manage private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructure. And Cloud Manager with OpenStack can manage PowerKVM environments directly or PowerVM environments through PowerVC, giving customers the flexibility to leverage the choice of hypervisors provided with Power Systems. Key features include:

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack allows Power Systems clients to quickly transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and provides the benefits of a cloud delivery model by enabling:

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack capabilities

Create Images — Simplify storage of thousands of images:

Deploy VMs — Slash time to value for new workloads from months to a few days:

Operate a private or public cloud — Cut costs with efficient operation:

Manage a hybrid cloud infrastructure — Provide flexibility to use the most optimal infrastructure:

IBM Platform Resource Scheduler — Improve service levels with automated, policy-based management:

To shorten the time to implement a cloud solution, customers and service providers can take advantage of a number of cloud solution offerings that include a choice of Power Systems pre-configured with the software installed including IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack.

IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud is a customizable, factory configured system, with pre-built network, compute, storage, and software, so you can 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 Solution Edition for Cloud make it easy to order just the right size and scale for any PowerVM based cloud and helps customers achieve cloud service deployments with the enterprise system qualities of service, highest scale, and superior IT economics.

IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Scale-Out Cloud is a one or two socket system built on IBM’s latest POWER8 processor technology with superior performance-for-price advantages compared to x86 systems. With the PowerKVM hypervisor and OpenStack cloud management tools and APIs, the Solution Edition for Scale-Out Cloud allows open infrastructures to scale out intelligently, requiring less hardware, power and cooling, and with over twice the bandwidth from previous generations for those cloud services that demand exceptional compute power and memory bandwidth such as big data and analytics.

For SAP customers who have virtualized with the LandScape Virtualization Manager (LVM), IBM entry cloud configuration for SAP solutions on Power Systems is a Reference Configuration which provides a proven and prescriptive software configuration and hardware architecture that enables customers to integrate and automate management of their virtualized SAP Landscape Virtualization Management environments with IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack.

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack can also be included with each of the PureFlex System offerings enabling customers to leverage the virtualized, expert integrated system to quickly create and deploy a private cloud with simple self-service and cloud administration.

In addition, Service Providers can pair these solutions with attractive pricing and finance offers to get started with a low up-front investment and payments based on a tenants' usage and/or turn the up-front price into lease payments by taking advantage of IBM Global Financing options.

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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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