IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems is an entry level private cloud offering that is simple to deploy and easy to use. It works with a client's existing Power Systems infrastructure, leveraging Power Systems enterprise security, availability and reliability for cloud without risk. IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems increases efficiency through heterogeneous cloud management across both Power and System x environments and enables data center managers to quickly deploy self-service provisioning of virtualized workloads. A simple, intuitive interface provides oversight while increasing IT efficiency and lowering administration costs. Key features include:
IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems builds upon IBM PowerVM virtualization and IBM Systems Director VMControl. It enables rapid scalability by allowing additional servers or blades to be added to the cloud infrastructure and clients can move from an entry cloud to IBM's more advanced cloud offerings such as IBM Service Delivery Manager.
SmartCloud Entry allows Power Systems clients to quickly and easily start the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and prove the benefits of a cloud delivery model by enabling:
For organizations beginning to build a virtualization foundation for cloud on Power, the SmartCloud Entry for Power bundle includes SmartCloud Entry and the Power platform pre-requisites in an easily orderable and discounted package, enabling all Power clients to quickly and easily start the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and prove the benefits of a cloud delivery model.
IBM SmartCloud Entry 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.
The IBM entry cloud configuration for SAP solutions on Power provides an easy entry point for starting an SAP private cloud environment. This solution is a proven and prescriptive software configuration and hardware architecture that enables customers to quickly and easily execute basic scenarios, such as SAP instant provisioning, SAP rename and SAP post processing.
IBM SmartCloud Entry 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 cloud — Cut costs with efficient operation: