Virtualization Foundation Solutions
Power is the ultimate system for Compute Intensive Workloads, leveraging IBM’s leadership in performance, virtualization, resiliency, and security. Power Systems leverages the POWER7+™ processor-based systems and is designed to achieve maximum performance for both the system and its virtual machines, enabling optimization of IT resources and increasing flexibility which are key for efficient cloud computing.
Advanced virtualization is fundamental for cloud computing and Power is virtualization without limits. It enables unprecedented consolidation of multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increased server utilization and reduced cost all while providing the enterprise QOS capabilities needed for enabling mission-critical applications and compute intensive workloads to run in the cloud. IBM PowerVM® virtualization solutions enable you to virtualize processor, memory, and I/O resources to increase asset utilization and reduce infrastructure costs.
Automated management and provisioning of resources enable cloud environments to reduce IT cycle times, improve service delivery and lower management costs. IBM Systems Director Enterprise Edition for Power provides advanced physical and virtual server platform management with simple-to-use automated management tools, including the cross-platform virtualization management capability of IBM Systems Director VMControl™, and selected Tivoli® enterprise service management tools. VMControl complements PowerVM by providing automated virtualization management that minimizes time to provision virtual machine images and allows for the management of pools of systems.
Entry Cloud Solutions
IBM SmartCloud™ Entry is an entry private cloud offering that is simple to deploy and easy to use. It works with a client's existing IBM Power Systems and System x infrastructure or can be acquired as a pre-built, pre-installed enterprise class Solution Edition, or with IBM PureFlex Standard or Enterprise Edition, and enables data center managers to quickly deploy self-service provisioning of virtualized workloads with a simple interface that provides oversight while increasing IT efficiency and lowering administration costs. 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.
The IBM PureFlex™ System provides an expert integrated computing system—combining servers, enterprise storage, networking, virtualization and management into a single structure. Its built-in expertise enables organizations to simply manage and flexibly deploy integrated patterns of virtual and hardware resources through unified management.
Because of relentless testing and optimization, the PureFlex System can mitigate IT complexity without compromising the flexibility many need to tune systems to the tasks their business demands. By providing both flexibility and simplicity, the PureFlex System offers extraordinary levels of IT control, efficiency, and operating agility enabling businesses to rapidly deploy IT services at a reduced cost. Built on decades of expertise, deep integration, and central management of the comprehensive, open-choice infrastructure system dramatically cuts down on the skills and training required for managing and deploying the system. When combined with IBM SmartCloud Entry, IT is able to quickly offer self-service capabilities and simple cloud administration, even further reducing IT admin costs while improving workload deployment times.
The IBM PureApplication™ System, now built with POWER 7+™ ITES, is a workload-aware, expert integrated integrated flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage. Optimized for cloud environment, the PureApplications Systems expertise utilizes IBM’s unique Patterns of Expertise for infrastructure, platforms and applications for a truly simplified cloud deployment and IT lifecycle management
The IBM entry cloud configuration for SAP solutions on Power provides an easy first step into implementing a self-managed SAP environment within a cloud. 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. The configuration brings together the benefits of the Power virtualization foundation, the entry cloud capabilities of IBM SmartCloud Entry, the database and storage cloning of Tivoli FlashCopy® Manager, along with the management capabilities provided by IBM Systems Director VMControl and SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager. This solution provides an easy entry point for starting an SAP private cloud environment.
IBM Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud is a customizable, factory configured system with network, compute, storage, software and services included so you can get your scalable, secure private cloud up and running quickly. The solution is optimized for virtual environments with pre-integrated infrastructure, provisioning and management but does not limit future choice and interoperability.
Advanced Cloud Solutions
IBM Service Delivery Manager for Power Systems is a preconfigured and integrated service management software stack built on IBM’s market leading operating system AIX and designed to reduce the risk associated with software integration and accelerate delivery of advanced private cloud computing capabilities. It provides a self-service user interface for improved responsiveness to service requests and automates IT resource deployment to maximize efficiency and address fluctuating business requirements. IBM Service Delivery Manager for Power Systems enables clients to leverage their existing infrastructure components or the SmartCloud Entry hardware reference configurations as the basis for their cloud environment thereby reducing costs and improving time to value.