IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems is an entry level private cloud offering that is easy to deploy and simple to use. It works with 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 x86 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:

Built upon IBM PowerVM virtualization and IBM PowerVC, SmartCloud Entry allows Power Systems clients to quickly transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and provides the benefits of a cloud delivery model by enabling:

For organizations looking to build an entry cloud on Power Systems, the SmartCloud Entry for Power bundle includes SmartCloud Entry and the virtualization management pre-requisites in an easily orderable and discounted package, enabling all Power clients to quickly and easily 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 Solution Edition for Cloud is a pre-built and pre-installed entry cloud platform for enterprises which can be customized to meet the needs of the organization. With a choice of enterprise system, configuration options and optional Lab Services, the Solution Edition ensures fast time to value and low risk for organizations looking to deploy a private cloud on an enterprise class system.

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 Power Systems Solution Edition for Service Providers allows Service Providers the flexibility to choose from a variety of system configurations to best suit their business and workload needs and to get their cloud implementation up and running and adding value quickly. Pair this solution 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 your up-front price into lease payments by taking advantage of IBM Global Financing options.

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:

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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.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

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.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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