As companies require higher levels of flexibility from their IT, cloud computing is becoming increasingly important. Building on the benefits of server virtualization, cloud computing can improve resource utilization 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.
Accelerate innovation with IBM System x cloud solutions
IBM System x® servers are designed to deliver leadership performance, simple scalability, and extreme reliability. IBM SmartCloud® Entry software enables you to easily go from a "cloud ready" infrastructure to a "cloud" infrastructure. Together, IBM SmartCloud Entry running on IBM System x servers can help transform your data center into a highly responsive and efficient IT environment so you can:
Explore System x cloud solutions
IBM System x® Integrated Offering for Cloud provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use, entry-level private cloud solution based on IBM System x3650 M4 servers integrated with IBM SmartCloud® Entry software, storage, networking, and platform management.
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 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 virtualized and cloud-enabled datacenter 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 System x® Reference Architecture for Microsoft Hyper-V provides small and mid-sized businesses a virtualization solution validated by the Microsoft Fast Track program. Built on IBM x86 servers, Juniper Network Ethernet switches and IBM System Storage DS3500 Express, this solution is designed to be affordable, reliable and highly available.