Cloud computing solutions

Transforming business with innovation

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.

IBM offers a range of x86 servers to support your cloud solution – with support for software solutions from industry leading providers – so you can choose the infrastructure that meets your needs and delivers on the promise of cloud computing.

Accelerate innovation with IBM System x cloud solutions

IBM System x® servers are designed to deliver leadership performance, simple scalability, and extreme reliability. IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack is an easy to deploy, simple to use cloud software offering based on the OpenStackTM community project with IBM enhancements that features a self-service portal for workload provisioning, virtual image management, and monitoring. Together, IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack running on IBM System x servers can help transform your data center into a highly responsive and efficient Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment so you can:

Explore System x cloud solutions

  • IBM System x Solution for VMware vCloud Suite on X6 offers pre-tested configurations for deploying an enterprise-class, private cloud solution using VMware vCloud Suite.

  • 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 System x Solution for Microsoft Hyper-V on X6 offers a comprehensive, ready-to-use and ultra-reliable private cloud solution validated under the Microsoft Hyper-V Fast Track program.

  • 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.

  • openstack

    IBM System x solution for Cloud Manager with OpenStack provides a validated, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud solution using IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack and KVM running on IBM System x3650 M4 and x3550 M4 servers.

  • IBM NeXtScale Solution for SUSE Cloud provides all the necessary components for a validated, small, yet scalable, SUSE Cloud environment that is compatible with KVM, Xen, Microsoft HyperV, and VMware vSphere hypervisors running on IBM NeXtScale systems.

  • Lenovo Service Provider Program

    Designed specifically for Service Providers, this program can help grow your business with a world-class portfolio of hardware ranked highest in customer satisfaction and reliability.

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