System x services

Smarter computing solutions designed for data, tuned to the task,
and managed in a cloud.

Team with us to reduce costs and complexity with intelligent systems that keep applications running and your budget in check.

Our team helps clients worldwide with IBM System x® technology deployment, and on-site consulting and skills building. Locally or globally, we offer System x services in IBM Systems Management, virtualization, Cloud computing, and High Performance Computing. Whether training staff at your site to get you up to speed, performing health check services for your existing environment, or architecting your next design, we have services to meet your needs.

We’re ready to share our high quality, field-tested offerings and resources and bring custom solutions to your enterprise. Contact us today and implement smarter systems to help manage and grow your business.


Virtualization services

Virtualization enablement services

Better understand the value of VMware running on System x hardware and the benefit of adopting virtualization on the System x platform. Our team will work with you to understand your specific virtualization requirements, assemble a custom solution at your location and walk you through each step to set up a VMware environment.

VMWare services for physical to virtual migration enablement

Speed migration to a virtual server environment and reap the benefits of virtualization on System x. Physical to virtual migration services can help you plan a successful migration process and improve the success rate with tools training, an overview of best practices and shared hands-on experience.

Virtualization health check services

Uncover potential or hidden risks and fine tune your VMware environment. A virtualization health check offers an unbiased assessment of the VMware environment to help ensure your infrastructure is consistent with VMware recommended best practices.


High performance computing services

SAP HANA installation services

With SAP High Performance Analytics Appliance (SAP HANA), you can instantaneously access, explore, model and analyze data in real time without affecting existing applications or systems. Through this service, IBM will help you configure, validate hardware and software stack (OS, General Parallel File System (GPFS), and SAP), configure networking, provide basic skills transfer and post-install documentation on IBM System x hardware. IBM also offers ongoing managed services for this solution or periodic on site health checks to maintain your current system environment, assistance with updating your configuration, and sharing best practices for optimal performance and reliability.

SAP HANA managed services

This service performs ongoing remote monitoring of HANA hardware and software 24x7. It also includes monitoring of HANA software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), ongoing health checks, scheduled upgrades, ownership and resolution of related problems, and maintenance of records. IBM alternatively offers periodic on-site health checks for this solution to maintain your current system environment, assist with updating your configuration and share best practices as required to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

SAP HANA health check services

This offering provides health check services for SAP HANA. It includes on-site assessment of HANA software stack (OS, GPFS, SAP), networking, solution configuration, and post-install documentation on IBM System x hardware. Offering includes update of the firmware and software for the SAP HANA solution on IBM System x hardware to SAP and IBM best practices levels.

SAP BWA installation services

SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (SAP BWA) efficiently supports the querying of massive amounts of data in a business analytics environment. This service is designed to install, configure, validate hardware and software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), configure storage and networking, provide basic skills transfer and post-install documentation on IBM System x hardware.

SAP BWA managed services

SAP BWA efficiently supports the querying of massive amounts of data in a business analytics environment. However, managing and maintaining it can strain your resources, infrastructure and budget. IBM can help make this easier for you through SAP BWA Managed Services. This offering will help perform remote ongoing monitoring of BWA hardware and software 24x7. It includes monitoring of BWA software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), ongoing health checks, scheduled upgrades, ownership and resolution of related problems, and maintenance of records.

SAP BWA health check services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers health check services for SAP BWA that deliver a prescription for business analytics fitness. IBM consultants visit you on-site to evaluate and optimize your SAP BWA so it efficiently supports the querying of massive amounts of data in a business analytics environment. The service includes on-site assessment of BWA software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), networking, solution configuration, and post-install documentation on IBM System x hardware.

HPC intelligent cluster implementation services

This service takes bare hardware and produces a cluster that can be used for real work. Lab Services can help you get the most out of your system by quickly configuring it to meet your needs and transferring the skills necessary to perform day-to-day administration tasks. Clusters can be constructed from a variety of rack servers, blade servers, high-density servers, and IBM storage products appropriate for your application and, IBM and OEM networking components.

HPC intelligent cluster health check services

This diagnostic service takes an existing system and provides a set of recommendations for software and firmware updates. Optionally, the recommendations can also be implemented and the final configuration documented and tested. Let Lab Services help get the most out of a system by keeping it current.

GPFS implementation services

IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) provides high performance enterprise file management to help you move from simply adding storage to optimizing data management. This implementation and training service takes an existing cluster and applies the IBM GPFS licensed program product to improve the performance, functionality, reliability and availability of access to your data. Lab Services has the skills and expertise to make it work together for you.

GPFS Storage Server installation services

This implementation and training service installs and configures Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, the IBM licensed program product and the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) Storage Server native RAID feature to improve the performance, functionality, reliability and availability of access to your data. The service helps to quickly configure the system to meet your needs and gives you the skills necessary to perform day-to-day administrative tasks.


Cloud services

Cloud design workshop

Our team will assist you in evaluating and designing a private cloud on System x hardware. This workshop provides design assistance, including server and storage configuration, standardized images and guidance about how IT can provide cloud services to the lines of business.

Implementation services for IBM SmartCloud Entry

Once you have a clear understanding of the Cloud solution design, we can help implement an IBM SmartCloud Entry solution based on reference architectures that were customized to meet the specific customer requirements during a design workshop. Through the Implementation Services for IBM SmartCloud Entry, we can help configure the software stack, integrate the solution into the customer environment, test and validate and do the skills transfer.

IBM HPC management suite for cloud

Take advantage of state-of-the-art cloud services for High Performance Computing (HPC) by using a flexible and powerful resource manager that can be used to orchestrate clusters, as needed, to meet your HPC needs. The IBM HPC Management Suite for Cloud service can provide a self-service web portal, ensure rapid image deployment, power management, network partitioning, as well as usage metering and accounting.


System management services

IBM Systems Director implementation services

A hands-on skills transfer and implementation service offering designed to help customers install, configure, and exploit the capabilities of IBM Systems Director across their IBM Systems environment. This engagement is designed for system administrators and systems engineers who are responsible for the design, implementation, administration, and management of your IBM Systems Director environment.

IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager implementation services

This hands-on training and implementation service will help you install, configure and exploit the capabilities of BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager in your environment. This offering is designed for system administrators and engineers.

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