Accelerate the journey to Smarter Computing with System x

Accelerate the journey
to Smarter Computing with System x

Highly reliable systems and solutions that are easy to deploy, use and manage

New offerings strengthen the System x portfolio for a wide range of IT requirements

On a smarter planet, nearly everything computes. Home appliances, cars, roads, clothes, things most people would not recognize as computers now have built in intelligence. This is the daily reality of an instrumented, interconnected and intelligent world. But realizing the promise of a smarter planet requires more than adding intelligence to everything. We also have to make computing—from servers and systems to applications, tools, databases and storage—smarter.

IBM provides a well designed path to this new way of thinking with intelligent, integrated x86 systems that help you reduce costs and complexity and accelerate your journey.

IBM System x® and IBM BladeCenter® can provide you with the performance and flexibility you need with highly reliable servers and solutions that are easy to deploy, use and manage. Learn more about the optimized systems and solutions that are designed for the smarter computing era.


Accelerate the value of private cloud systems




IBM SmartCloud Entry delivered by IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86 Edition
The IBM SmartCloud Entry delivered by IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86 Edition1 is a fully integrated software stack that takes your virtualized environment from “cloud-ready” to “cloud.” Your users can request and provision an environment quickly through a web-based interface. Your IT department can monitor and manage this environment for improved efficiency and utilization of the datacenter.

IBM BladeCenter Foundation for Cloud
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 virtualized environment. This highly reliable and scalable platform can easily be extended to a private cloud with the addition of IBM SmartCloud Entry delivered by IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86 Edition software that includes leading edge self service portal, automation and metering.


Boost productivity with entry priced systems for small and medium
businesses



System x3100 M4
A small business environment doesn’t mean cutting corners when it comes to the server running it. The IBM System x3100 M4, featuring the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 series, is a compact, quiet server that is optimized for small business and franchise environments.

System x3250 M4
Get the reliability and 24/7 dependability that is required in today’s business environment. The IBM System x3250 features the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 series and packs performance, reliability and availability.

Manage physical and virtual server infrastructures

IBM Systems Director Standard Edition now includes the Upward Integration Modules for Microsoft SCCM and VMware vCenter. Take advantage of the seamless integration now available with IBM Systems Director.

IBM Systems Director VMControl 2.4
VMControl 2.4 now includes VMControl Enterprise Edition for System x. The System x edition brings comprehensive virtualization management capabilities to the open source hypervisor KVM. Now you can create and manage system pools and images for KVM on System x.

Turn large amounts of data into real-time decisions

The IBM Smart Analytics System 5710 is an affordable, integrated and optimized solution for data warehousing and analytics. The Smart Analytics 5710 combines IBM System x server, IBM storage and software to provide warehousing and analytics capabilities with three configurations to suit your data requirements.

1 IBM SmartCloud is the family name for IBM cloud offerings. We refer to our key entry level cloud offering as "IBM SmartCloud Entry delivered by IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86 Edition", which was the formal name of the product at launch. We will be officially changing the product name to "IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x" at the end of 2Q12.

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IBM BladeCenter Foundation for Cloud

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Comprehensive virtualization

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