Cloud computing on IBM x86 systems

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Cloud solutions designed to enhance IT efficiency

Whether you need to deploy an integrated “quick start” solution, or do your own integration, IBM x86 cloud solutions can help transform your data centre into a highly responsive IT environment that can quickly respond to changing business demands.

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  • IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System Increasingly, businesses are turning to cloud technologies to lower IT costs, improve data centre up-time and respond to rapidly changing needs in order to stay competitive. IBM PureFlex™ System and IBM Flex System™ are designed for easy and rapid cloud deployment. These systems were designed from the ground up to simplify deployment and make management of virtualised environments even simpler. IBM SmartCloud™ Entry software – included with PureFlex System configurations and available with Flex System – is designed to enhance the data centre experience with a solution that is uniform and comprehensive.

  • IBM Bladecenter Foundation for Cloud provides a comprehensive converged solution that brings together servers, storage, networking, management, software and services needed to quickly establish a robust and virtualised environment. This highly reliable and scalable platform can easily be extended to a private cloud with the addition of IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x software that includes leading edge self-service portal, automation and metering.

  • IBM ReadyPack for Cloud with IBM SmartCloud Entry enables the creation of a virtualised and cloud-enabled data centre than can be tailored to fit your needs. SmartCloud Entry makes it simple for your end-users to request and deploy the resources they need in an automated, secure manner via an easy to use portal.

  • IBM ReadyPack for Cloud with Microsoft Hyper-V on IBM Flex System is a validated Microsoft Hyper-V Fast Track small configuration that provides a high-performance, cost-effective solution that supports Microsoft Hyper-V cloud environments for the most popular business-critical applications and many custom third-party solutions.

  • IBM Virtualisation Reference Architecture for Microsoft Hyper-V on System x provides small and mid-sized businesses with an affordable, reliable and highly available virtualisation solution validated by the Microsoft Fast Track program on IBM x86 servers, Juniper Network Ethernet switches and IBM System Storage DS3500 Express.



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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