IBM Flex System X6 Compute Node portfolio
IT organisations today must deliver greater cloud, big data and analytics capabilities—even with declining budgets. As businesses increase mobile and cloud deployments and users demand real-time decision data, your server infrastructure needs to process massive volumes of data faster, be more resilient and scale easily for cost-effective performance.
New IBM Flex System X6 Compute Nodes—including the two-socket x280 X6, the four-socket x480 X6, and the industry’s first eight-socket blade server using Intel® Xeon® processors1, the x880 X6—can help you meet these challenges. Featuring exclusive IBM X-Architecture® innovations and the latest Xeon E7 v2 processors, IBM Flex System X6 Compute Nodes enable organisations to deliver greater performance, agility, and resiliency for database, cloud, business analytics, and ERP deployments.
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In addition, IBM intends to offer an SAP HANA offering based on the new IBM Flex System X6 Compute Nodes. This new solution will be certified and tested specifically for SAP HANA and will enable customers to have an integrated infrastructure to run their SAP application environment5.
IBM Flex System Solution for SAP Business Suite provides the capability to consolidate your key SAP database and application server workloads into a single managed environment that offers nearly 100 percent performance improvement for SAP Business Suite applications when compared to previous generation systems6
IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack is an easy to deploy and use cloud software offering based on the OpenStackTM community project with IBM enhancements. By running IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack on PureFlex System, IBM Flex System or System x servers, you get a self-service portal for workload provisioning, virtual image management, and monitoring to simplify your transition to a cloud-based, open standards infrastructure.
IBM PureFlex Solution for Parallels - MSP provides a low cost, quick to implement cloud management platform for managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver IaaS based services to their clients. The Parallels Business Automation Standard and Parallels Cloud Server virtualisation platforms, combined with the expert integrated platform of IBM PureFlex System, delivers the competitive edge that MSPs need to amplify their presence in the cloud marketplace.
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New IBM Flex System X6 Compute Nodes and solutions drive cost-efficient performance for cloud and big data workloads.
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