Cloud-ready management with simplified tools from IBM
IBM Systems Director® is the platform management backbone of optimized systems from IBM, providing simplified control of servers, storage and networks from single pane of glass, while reducing IT management complexity and costs.
IBM Systems Director VMControl is a multi-platform virtualization management solution that is included with IBM Systems Director Editions or available separately as a plug-in option for IBM Systems Director.
“For both Tivoli and Systems Director, the administrator simply logs in to a control panel and considers if manual action is needed. These are both excellent pieces of system automation software that help us reduce costs and increase efficiency.”
-- Mr. R D Malay, VP of IT, B C Jindal Group, India
New! IBM Systems Director 6.3
Simplified management of Optimized Systems with IBM Systems Director 6.3
The new IBM Systems Director v6.3 offers significant improvements in performance, scalability and usability.
IBM Systems Director 6.3 (data sheet [PDF, 336KB]) can help you tailor and optimize workloads by allocating specific resources to specific tasks, delivering greater performance and improving service. Enhancements in the new version include:
- Simplified usability functions, including faster inventory, discovery, restart, update, user, role and credential management and fewer installation steps
- Improved performance and scalability so you can manage double the number of endpoints from a single interface
- Simplified database management with embedded DB2 database
- 90-day free trial
Client success stories
IBM Systems Director integrates the management of your IT operations with your business processes. Read how IBM Systems Director helps IBM clients streamline costs and enhance IT productivity, while meeting business goals.
New! IBM Systems Director Storage Control v4.2.1
The IBM Systems Director Storage Control plug-in offers simpler, unified management of both servers and standalone storage, with integrated capabilities to discover, configure, visualize and monitor storage systems in concert with the rest of your infrastructure. The new IBM Systems Director Storage Control V4.2.1, available on Dec. 16, 2011, extends storage management of IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director VMControl to cover most IBM storage systems and select non IBM storage systems.
New! IBM Systems Director VMControl 2.4
IBM Systems Director VMControl 2.4: Cloud-ready virtual infrastructures
The new IBM Systems Director VMControl 2.4 offers expanded support for KVM, the next generation open source hypervisor, and delivers comprehensive virtualization image management capabilities and cost effectiveness.
IBM Systems Director VMControl 2.4 allows cross platform, cross-hypervisor image management to reduce complexity, improves administrator productivity and accelerates time to value. The software supports IBM PowerVM™, z/VM® VMware, Microsoft® Xen and KVM server virtualization technologies on a range of IBM systems.
IBM Systems Director VMControl™ makes the management of virtual environments throughout your datacenter simple:
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Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is the next step in the evolution of virtualization for x86-based servers such as IBM System x. An open source hypervisor that offers enterprise-class performance and scalability to run Windows and Linux workloads, KVM provides businesses with a cost-effective alternative to other x86 hypervisors, and enables a lower-cost, more scalable, and open Cloud.
IBM is one of the founding and governing members of the Open Virtualization Alliance, a consortium formed to help foster the adoption of open virtualization technologies including KVM.
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