System x Enterprise Solution Services

Accelerate time to value with our deep System x technical skills

The System x Lab Services team helps clients worldwide with deployment of System x® solutions and technologies. Locally or globally, we offer installation, configuration, integration, migration and other professional services in support of System x servers and solutions. Whether training staff at your site to get up to speed, performing health check services for your existing environment, or architecting your next design, we have offerings – and expertise – to meet your needs.

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Security firmware health check for System x

The security firmware health check for IBM System x service reviews the credentials on all of your System x equipment to determine if recommended practices are being followed.

Centrally managed drive encryption for System x

The centrally managed drive encryption for IBM System x service delivers a fully functional environment that controls and secures self-encrypting drives to protect against costly exposure of proprietary data resulting from theft, misplacement, retirement or redeployment.

Virtual desktop infrastructure assessment

The virtual desktop infrastructure assessment service helps simplify complex challenges by determining the optimal way to implement a customized VDI solution that meets your specific requirements.

Virtual desktop infrastructure hardware setup for System x

The virtual desktop infrastructure hardware setup for IBM System x service delivers a customized System x hardware solution to support your VDI software solution.

Virtual desktop infrastructure software implementation

The virtual desktop infrastructure software implementation service helps simplify complex challenges by installing and configuring your VDI software solution on IBM System x hardware.

VMware-based private cloud on IBM PureFlex or IBM Flex System

The VMware-based private cloud for IBM PureFlex or IBM Flex System service uses the widely touted VMware vCloud technology and software-defined data center capabilities to help you get a private cloud operational quickly.

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack on PureFlex or IBM Flex System

The IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack on IBM PureFlex or IBM Flex System service offers customized support for virtualization set-up and deployment. With complete cloud IaaS solutions, this service is for managed service providers, cloud service providers or enterprise private clouds.

OpenStack cloud design and implementation services

The lab services team begins by designing a customized OpenStack solution for your requirements, including single or multiple/hybrid clouds. With complete solution documentation in hand, skilled consultants develop and plan your implementation provide skills transfer to your IT staff. The service includes follow up or remote services for up to six months after initial installation to ensure the solution is running as expected.

Cloud design workshop

Our team will assist you in evaluating and designing a private cloud on System x hardware. This workshop provides design assistance, including server and storage configuration, standardized images and guidance about how IT can provide cloud services to your lines of business.

IBM HPC management suite for cloud

Take advantage of state-of-the-art cloud services for High Performance Computing (HPC) by using a flexible and powerful resource manager that can be used to orchestrate clusters to meet your HPC needs. The IBM HPC Management Suite for Cloud service can provide a self-service web portal, ensure rapid image deployment, power management, network partitioning, as well as usage metering and accounting.

VMware vSphere with high availability hardware setup for System x

The VMware vSphere with high availability hardware setup for IBM System x service can help you speed time to value by providing System x technical consultation to integrate a customized hardware, systems management and virtualization implementation into your current System x environment.

VMware server consolidation for System x

The VMware server consolidation for IBM System x service can help you reduce the TCO of server deployment and maintenance in your data center and optimize your hardware investment, while reducing your server footprint and containing operational costs.

IBM Flex System Virtualized

The IBM Flex System Virtualized service helps you deploy and enable VMware vSphere, Linux KVM or Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization on an IBM Flex System chassis. An IBM consultant will provide skills transfer and maintenance guidance for your virtualized, cloud-ready infrastructure.

IBM PureFlex System Virtualized

The IBM PureFlex System Virtualized service helps you deploy and enable VMware vSphere, Linux KVM or Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization on an IBM PureFlex chassis. An IBM consultant will provide skills transfer and maintenance guidance for your virtualized, cloud-ready infrastructure.

Virtualization enablement services

System x lab services can help you better understand the value of VMware running on System x hardware and the benefit of adopting virtualization on the System x platform. Our team will work with you to understand your specific virtualization requirements, assemble a custom solution at your location and walk you through each step to set up a VMware environment.

VMWare services for physical to virtual migration enablement

Physical to virtual migration services can help you plan a successful migration process, accelerate migration and improve the success rate with tools training, an overview of best practices and shared hands-on experience.

Virtualization health check services

Uncover potential or hidden risks and fine tune your VMware environment with a virtualization health check. This service offers an unbiased assessment of your VMware environment to help ensure your infrastructure is consistent with VMware recommended best practices.

IBM Flex System Manager QuickStart

The IBM Flex System Manager QuickStart service helps you reduce the amount of time and skill needed to build a fully integrated and virtualized environment with the initial configuration and update of IBM Flex System Manager and a skills enablement session.

Blade server to IBM Flex System migration assessment

The blade server to IBM Flex System migration assessment service is specially designed to provide you with an evaluation of your company’s existing IBM BladeCenter environment to help you save time and reduce costs when moving to the new environment.

IBM Systems Director implementation services

This hands-on skills transfer and implementation service offering is designed to help you install, configure, and exploit the capabilities of IBM Systems Director across your IBM Systems environment. This engagement is designed for system administrators and systems engineers who are responsible for the design, implementation, administration, and management of your IBM Systems Director environment.

SAP HANA installation services

Lab Services will help you configure, validate hardware and software stack (OS, General Parallel File System (GPFS), and SAP), configure networking, provide basic skills transfer and post-install documentation for SAP HANA on IBM System x hardware.

SAP HANA managed services

This service offers constant remote monitoring of HANA hardware and software. It also includes monitoring of HANA software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), ongoing health checks, scheduled upgrades, ownership and resolution of related problems, and maintenance of records.

SAP HANA health check services

This offering provides health check services for SAP HANA. It includes on-site assessment of HANA software stack (OS, GPFS, SAP), networking, solution configuration, and post-install documentation on IBM System x hardware. This service includes maintaining and updating firmware and software for the SAP HANA solution on IBM System x hardware to SAP and IBM best practices levels.

SAP BWA installation services

This service is designed to install, configure, validate hardware and software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), configure storage and networking, provide basic skills transfer and post-install documentation for your SAP BWA solution on IBM System x hardware.

SAP BWA managed services

Managing and maintaining an SAP BWA solution can strain your resources, infrastructure and budget. IBM can help make this easier for you through SAP BWA Managed Services. This offering will help perform constant remote monitoring of BWA hardware and software. It includes monitoring of BWA software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), ongoing health checks, scheduled upgrades, ownership and resolution of related problems, and maintenance of records.

SAP BWA health check services

Lab services offers health check services for SAP BWA to keep your solution running smoothly. IBM consultants evaluate and optimize your SAP BWA solution so it efficiently supports the querying of massive amounts of data in a business analytics environment. The service includes on-site assessment of BWA software stack (OS, GPFS, and SAP), networking, solution configuration, and post-install documentation on IBM System x hardware.

HPC intelligent cluster implementation services

This service takes bare hardware and produces a cluster that can be used for real work. Lab Services can help you get the most out of your system by quickly configuring it to meet your needs and transferring the skills necessary to perform day-to-day administration tasks. Clusters can be constructed from a variety of rack servers, blade servers, high-density servers, and storage products appropriate for your application.

HPC intelligent cluster health check services

This diagnostic service takes an existing system and provides a set of recommendations for software and firmware updates. Optionally, Lab Services experts can implement, document and test the recommendations for your final configuration.

IBM HPC management suite for cloud

Take advantage of state-of-the-art cloud services for High Performance Computing (HPC) by using a flexible and powerful resource manager that can be used to orchestrate clusters to meet your HPC needs. The IBM HPC Management Suite for Cloud service can provide a self-service web portal, ensure rapid image deployment, power management, network partitioning, as well as usage metering and accounting.

GPFS implementation services

This implementation and training service takes an existing cluster and applies the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) licensed program to improve the performance, functionality, reliability and availability of access to your data.

GPFS Storage Server installation services

This implementation and training service installs and configures key OS and software components to improve build a storage environment with the performance, functionality, reliability and availability . The service helps to quickly configure the system to meet your needs and gives you the skills necessary to perform day-to-day administrative tasks.

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