Simple, cost-effective private cloud implementation
Virtualizing your data center offers many potential benefits including reduced upfront capital and operating costs.
Taking the next step to a cloud environment further reduces costs by providing the means for users to deploy pre-set up standard environments, with little or no dependency on IT staff.
The System x Integrated Offering for Cloud is a pre-integrated offering that leverages the cloud management stack from IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x. SmartCloud Entry for System x is a low-cost, easy-to-use entry private cloud implementation. It provides a simple web-based portal enabling user self provisioning, platform management, basic image management, and basic metering. It is unique among cloud offerings in that:
Full cloud or platform for future expansion
While IBM Integrated Offering provides a simple, cost-effective way to implement an entry private cloud, it also provides a comprehensive platform that could serve you well as your only cloud environment—web-based self- service provisioning, platform management, basic image management, and metering to determine who is using which resources and to facilitate chargeback.
Should the need arise, there is a simple upgrade path to IBM advanced cloud functions.
Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems
These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the U.S. and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.