Cloud computing on IBM x86 systems

Transforming business with innovation

Your customers, partners and employees are placing new demands on your IT every day. Building on the benefits of server virtualisation, cloud computing can give you the flexibility to meet these demands, improving resource utilisation to help you make your business processes more efficient. With the right hardware and software, a cloud computing infrastructure can help lower costs and improve your return on your IT investment.

With IBM SmartCloud™ Entry software, you can easily go from "cloud ready" to "cloud". IBM x86 servers with IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x or IBM Smart Cloud Entry for Flex System (US) offer the capabilities you need to deploy and manage cloud computing for your business.

With IBM x86 cloud solutions you can:



IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.


The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today's flat, converged data centre network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realize the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won't be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.

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  • Marco Rengan

    IBM PureFlex Cloud Solutions Offering Manager

Marco Rengan

IBM PureFlex Cloud Solutions Offering Manager

Marco Rengan Marco has more than 18 years at IBM in development engineering, architecture and marketing and has been developing tailored cloud offerings that fit a range of business needs.

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