October 2013 announcement
In today’s ever-changing marketplace, IT solutions are driving business – making it faster, more nimble, and ultimately, more successful. Users want access to data and applications on their terms. They want full service from mobile devices. They rely on social networks to drive ever increasing numbers of transactions.
Cloud computing solutions from IBM can help you meet these demands.
New PureFlex System and IBM Flex System offerings and solutions are optimized for cloud deployments
With the latest IBM PureFlex System technology enhancements, you can accelerate system deployment while simplifying cloud service delivery and improving efficiency in your IT environment.
IBM PureFlex System delivers the value of an integrated system but with flexibility and choice to fit your business need. The new IBM PureFlex System can be configured to deploy the cloud your way. In addition, they include the latest compute and networking technology from IBM.
The new PureFlex System offerings now include:
These new PureFlex offerings feature SmartCloud Entry 3.2.
SmartCloud Entry 3.2 offers new heterogeneous cloud management, easy upgradability to higher function SmartCloud offerings based on OpenStack.
An enhanced user interface simplifies workload migration and allows users to quickly locate and manage virtualized IT resources.
IBM PureFlex Solution for SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure
The new IBM PureFlex Solution for SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure offers more mobile application access with improved security. Now you can support up to 8400 Windows 7 users in a single PureFlex rack In addition, this new offering ships pre-integrated from the factory to speed time to value for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments.
The new offering includes a range of capabilities.
IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i
Consolidate IBM i and x86 into a single integrated system with 80 percent lower IBM i software costs.6
The new IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i is a complete integrated business system that offers an attractive alternative for existing small and midsized IBM i users to reduce IT costs and complexity by consolidating their IBM i and Windows® applications on an IBM PureFlex solution.
IBM Flex System Solution for Microsoft Hyper V
The new IBM Flex System Solution for Microsoft Hyper V offers high performance and scalability for cloud environments. With this new eight compute node Flex System solution you can build scalable, affordable virtualization and cloud solutions build on IBM Flex System. Deployment guidance from IBM is designed to provide a low cost of entry for cloud deployments while supporting future growth.
IBM Flex System Microsoft SQL and Exchange Solutions
The new IBM Flex System Microsoft SQL and Exchange Solutions provide Microsoft email and database solutions that are scalable to support a range of user counts and data sizes. These solutions support up to 25,000 users for Microsoft Exchange environments and provide a highly scalable foundation for Microsoft SQL environments.
New IBM Flex System offerings
Get higher levels of IT performance and networking flexibly with new IBM Flex System offerings.
New IBM Flex System x240 Compute Nodes
IBM Flex System EN4023 10Gb Scalable Switch
Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for IBM Flex System
New IBM Flex System X6 Compute Nodes and solutions drive cost-efficient performance for cloud and big data workloads.