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  • 1. PRS3099 Last Updated 23 October 2009 – THIS COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN BP VERSION How to Use This Quick Proposal (QPP) THIS QPP CONTAINS INFORMATION YOU CAN USE AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR CLIENT PROPOSAL. BRACKETS are used to identify instructions or text that needs to be customized. Use the FIND function to locate each LEFT BRACKET “{“for instructions or text that may need to be customized. MAKE A GLOBAL CHANGE OF **CUSTOMER** TO YOUR CLIENT’S NAME. CHANGE THE EXISTING CONTENT TO ALIGN TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR CLIENT/DEAL. SECTION HEADINGS IN BLUE ARE PRESET TO HELP YOU ORGANIZE YOUR DOCUMENT. IF YOU ADD NEW CONTENT FROM OTHER SOURCES, MAKE SURE YOU ASSIGN STYLES TO NEW HEADINGS AND TEXT (to prevent corrupting the styles in the QPP, choose Edit/Paste Special/Unformatted Text when you paste in the new content) TO FORMAT NEW TEXT, assign a style:  Go to Format > Styles and Formatting.  A ‘navigator pane” will appear on the right of your document.  Highlight the text you want to style.  Select a style from the task pane menu on the right of your document. – The main heading styles are: Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4 – The main text styles are: Body Text, List Bullet 1, List Bullet 2 Update the Header in the blue bar at top to reflect the project or RFP title.  Go to View > Header and Footer.  To update text in the Header or Footer, select the text to be replaced and replace it. Update page numbers and sections in the Table of Contents (TOC) when proposal is complete:  Select the Table of Contents > right-click > Update Field > Update entire table.  This will update the section headings and page numbers. If you want to change the heading levels appearing in the TOC, choose:  Insert/Reference/Index and Table  Choose Table of Contents. You can change heading level to appear in TOC by changing the Show Levels box on this screen IMPORTANT REMINDER: Delete ALL introductory pages, instructions, unused charts, and sections that are not required for your proposal. Always retain the Executive summary for all proposals you create. When editing, turn on Show All to reveal section breaks to prevent inadvertently deleting them. To install the Show All on/off button:  Choose Tools/Customize/View (under Category)/Show All (under Commands). Review the entire document to be sure you haven’t inadvertently left in extraneous information. Double-check the Table of Contents to make sure that page numbers, section headings and subheadings are accurate, and run spell check.
  • 2. PRS3099 Last Updated 23 October 2009 – THIS COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN BP VERSION Street Address 1 Street Address 2 City, State Zip [DATE] Mr./Ms./Mrs. Client Contact Client Name Street City, State/Province Zip/Postal Code Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. Client: Business demands have made complexity commonplace for many IT departments. Keeping a diverse, complicated infrastructure—with different servers, storage, network equipment, applications, and operating systems—running smoothly has become a major challenge. In addition, costs and inefficiencies are spiraling out of control in many cases. With most servers devoted to a single application, there’s a great deal of wasted capacity. Utilization can run as low as five to ten percent, especially on test and development servers. The more complex the infrastructure, the more it consumes valuable IT staff resources. All those servers need to be managed, often manually and often requiring a variety of IT skills. Server consolidation can provide a first step toward helping reduce complexity and total cost of ownership. This IBM® Power™ Systems consolidated solution can help you realize financial impact over the next three years and can affect your business in positive ways, such as by helping to:  Rapidly respond to changing business requirements, spikes in processing and exploit new opportunities through the use of Capacity on Demand features  Reduce the total cost of acquisition and operations  More efficiently use IT resources and assets  Base your business on a solid platform that helps assure high availability This proposal demonstrates our long-term commitment to a successful relationship with you in achieving your business objectives. Thank you for considering the attached proposal to meet your requirements. I look forward to discussing the elements of this proposal with you in detail. Please feel free to contact me for any additional information. Sincerely, Client Rep Title email: telephone:
  • 3. PRS3099 Last Updated 23 October 2009 – THIS COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN BP VERSION Client Name Ser ver Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Pr oposal Contact Name Address Telephone Email address Date of proposal
  • 4. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Table of Contents Executive Summary......................................................................................................................1 Our Understanding of Your Goals.............................................................................................1 Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals ......................................................................................1 Solution Overview.....................................................................................................................1 Why IBM?..................................................................................................................................2 About **COMPANY** (for :Business Partner: Use)....................................................................3 Server Consolidation....................................................................................................................4 What is Server Consolidation?..................................................................................................4 Benefits of Server Consolidation...............................................................................................5 Business and Operational Benefits of Server Consolidation..............................................5 A Closer Look at Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)...............................................................6 Why Consolidate on Power Systems?......................................................................................7 Hardware Components.................................................................................................................9 IBM Power 595..........................................................................................................................9 Features and Benefits.......................................................................................................10 IBM Power 570........................................................................................................................11 Features and Benefits.......................................................................................................12 Software Components................................................................................................................14 Software Capabilities..............................................................................................................14 Operating Systems for IBM Power Systems...........................................................................14 AIX....................................................................................................................................14 IBM i..................................................................................................................................15 Linux.................................................................................................................................. 15 Power Systems Software .......................................................................................................16 PowerVM........................................................................................................................... 16 PowerHA ..........................................................................................................................16 IBM Systems Director.......................................................................................................17 Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Software........................................................................17 Services and Offerings...............................................................................................................19 IBM Migration Factory ............................................................................................................19 Power Systems Server Services.............................................................................................20 IBM Global Financing..................................................................................................................22 Web Site Quick Reference..........................................................................................................23 Pricing Summary.........................................................................................................................24 Configuration Details..................................................................................................................25 © Copyright IBM Corporation 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is i subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 5. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Executive Summary :Business Partner: Be sure to include content on your added value in the Executive Summary and/or in a later section. Our Understanding of Your Goals Are you struggling to keep up with the demands for data availability or the growth of new workloads by adding more and more servers? Is your budget being hit hard with initial purchases and the requirements for power, space, and resources to manage these servers? For many businesses, the traditional one server/one application paradigm has resulted in geographically distributed, highly complex systems of separate servers, storage devices, network connections, and software. Each component in this traditional model performs a single function—which may result in an infrastructure that is inefficient and difficult to manage. Like many IT managers today, your goal is to deliver higher IT service levels and provide flexibility to respond to market changes while increasing the cost effectiveness and efficiency of **CUSTOMER**‘s operations and infrastructure. Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals We propose to simplify and optimize **CUSTOMER**’s existing IT infrastructure with the goal of reducing costs and complexities while providing a more rational, stable foundation for growth and new solution deployment. This is the objective of server consolidation, often referred to as IT optimization. The main benefits of server consolidation include:  Lower IT costs through consolidation of IT resources  Ease complexity by reducing the number of resources to be managed  Increase resource use through efficient aggregation  Enhance flexibility via simplification of the IT environment  Improve personnel productivity by lowering IT management skill level required Solution Overview To significantly reduce the number of single-application servers and consolidate them onto fewer, more powerful high-performance servers that are less costly to manage, begin with the IBM® Power™ 595 or 570. Employing IBM Services, implement Power Systems virtualization capabilities providing the flexibility to adjust system resources dynamically to meet peak demands across all workloads from Web servers to ERP, CRM, and database- intensive business applications. High-performance processing enables greater © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 1 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 6. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal operational efficiency by reducing the number of servers to be managed, while helping ensure that critical service level requirements are met. Configuring your system with additional system resources, **CUSTOMER** can enable additional processing capacity without disrupting current operations using the Capacity on Demand options. The ability to run AIX®, Linux®, and the i operating systems in partitions on a single Power Systems server allows **CUSTOMER** to choose the Operating System that best fits their application and provides for outstanding flexibility, versatility, and efficiency. Finally, consider extending the Power Systems advantages by leveraging System Storage disk, tape, and storage virtualization solutions to consolidate and lower costs of storage as well. Why IBM? IBM products and services are designed to help you simplify and optimize your IT environment for improved reliability and resiliency, which can offer cost-effective computing that can power your business in the new on demand era, leaving you well positioned for a fully integrated business. IBM, as one of the leading server suppliers in the world, is in a unique position to partner with **CUSTOMER** for Power Systems servers. IBM's support and testing have led to systems that provide for availability, and the understanding and implementation expertise of "best practices" help yield an efficient, business-focused IT infrastructure. IBM and IBM Business Partners provide offerings and resources to facilitate your purchase, installation, and integration of new hardware and software. This “one-stop shopping” approach differentiates IBM from the majority of IT vendors in the market today. IBM can deliver customized, complete solutions — from start to finish. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 2 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 7. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal About **COMPANY** (for :Business Partner: Use) Business Partners insert your text here. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 3 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 8. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Server Consolidation What is Server Consolidation? An interesting shift in priorities has taken place in recent years. Ten or 15 years ago, most companies were doing everything in their power to decentralize. More recently, a majority of businesses have made plans to centralize or re-centralize. What is driving this trend? Cost savings are obviously important, but potential manageability improvements often outweigh cost savings as the driving force for consolidation— manageability of staffing, security, reliability, and process control. Server consolidation, also often referred to as IT optimization, is more than just replacing smaller servers with fewer, bigger, and more powerful servers. It simplifies and optimizes the existing end-to-end IT infrastructure, including servers, databases, applications, networks, and systems management processes, with the goal of reducing costs and complexities while providing a more rational, stable foundation for growth and new solution deployment. Tactics for server consolidation can be grouped into four categories: centralization, physical consolidation, application consolidation, and data integration.  Centralization (placing servers in fewer locations to reduce the number of physical sites) Large organizations often depend on multiple, geographically-dispersed data centers for their operations. The result can be inefficiencies and high facility costs for power, cooling, and floor space. Cost savings may be realized by consolidating the operations of some data centers into others and increasing economies of scale. At minimum, the administration of the data centers can be centralized, even as the servers remain in physically different locations.  Physical consolidation (replacing many small servers with fewer large servers) This approach can offer reduced costs through simplification, since it can help eliminate management overhead related to power and network cables and applies economies of scale to the configuration of computing resources (e.g., processors, memory, and disk). Instead of managing these resources separately on individual servers in a traditional network, you may now effectively manage them via one computer on a single system. This can help reduce the personnel required to service multiple servers and consumption of physical resources.  Application consolidation (shifting the operations of many applications onto a single server) This approach may yield a large payoff for companies that suffer from an excessive proliferation of operating systems and application installations. It can help curtail the inefficiency and expense of purchasing the same application functionality independently for different departments within a business. It can improve resource use via greater economies of scale. Application consolidation may also help yield significant cost savings along with the added payoff of a more streamlined IT architecture that can accelerate progress toward enterprise integration and Web services. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 4 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 9. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal  Data integration (combining data with different formats into a similar format or platform) Data consolidation can also involve merging data from multiple locations into a single system that can be accessed through a standardized method. This can reduce the overhead involved in keeping multiple copies of data consistent. It is worth noting that data consolidation can be performed at different levels —that is, database consolidation or storage consolidation through disk virtualization. Best practices suggest that the best approach may be to use elements of all four approaches in a multi-dimensional, unified, and ongoing effort. Benefits of Server Consolidation The proposition of server consolidation is: only by simplifying the IT systems architecture can one grow the scale and complexity of systems while containing the cost and energy consumed in system maintenance. Server and storage consolidation is the first step towards designing a more rational, efficient, and resilient infrastructure that can accelerate the move toward the emerging on demand business environment. Consolidation can:  Reduce overall complexity  Standardize policies, procedures, and operations  Drive open adoption of standards, end to end  Simplify systems management  Enhance resource use and optimize scalability  Optimize performance, improve availability, and increase recoverability and operational resiliency  Reduce hardware, software, and systems management costs and dramatically improve total cost of ownership  Accelerate e-business integration and position the infrastructure for the on demand business model Business and Operational Benefits of Server Consolidation  Lower IT costs through consolidation of IT resources. Fewer servers, consolidated storage, and simplified network topologies mean reduced maintenance and support costs; lower power and cooling requirements; and a smaller physical footprint.  Ease complexity by reducing the number of resources to be managed. The more system components your IT staff manages, the greater the complexity it faces and the more your company spends to administer the system. By reducing infrastructure complexity, your organization can reduce layers of infrastructure and possibly reduce spending on hardware, software licensing, and support expenses. In addition, simplification can help reduce management overhead and lifetime total cost of ownership (TCO).  Increase resource use through efficient aggregation. Aggregating like IT resources can help drive use to much higher levels than is possible in a complex © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 5 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 10. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal infrastructure. Power Systems servers offer the capability to manage multiple applications running simultaneously on the same servers efficiently with high security and data isolation. These capabilities lend themselves extraordinarily well to server consolidation or combining the operations of multiple servers that were running on standalone machines—which may occur at a fraction of their possible utilization level—by sharing resources of the physical server.  Enhance flexibility via simplification of the IT environment. Globalizing and optimizing resources means that ability to meet new needs becomes easier. The standardization of procedures, releases, and servers also makes it easier to install new application software, such as internet and intranet, electronic commerce, and so on. In today’s fast moving environment, computing resource consolidation enables a trouble-free upgrade of the information system and less costly adaptation to organization or environment changes. Enterprises can react more quickly to market changes since servers and storage are readily available and can easily be reallocated.  Improve personnel productivity by optimizing use of skilled resources. Locally controlled systems are unique in their combination of servers, storage systems, operating systems, and applications; therefore, each site can have problems that have not been experienced at other sites within the firm. This problem becomes particularly acute when different hardware architectures and operating systems are involved, such as results from mergers and acquisitions or even from excessive departmental freedom to select hardware and software without consideration of accepted corporate standardization. Under the distributed alternative, systems management responsibilities are often only part-time extra duty assignments such that a critical mass skill level is rarely achieved. Since other departments may employ disparate architectures and applications, there is little opportunity to benefit from the experience of others. On the other hand, a central, consolidated server site with standardized hardware and software can readily justify dedicated experts with the in-depth training to resolve problems quickly and optimize operations.  Avoid floor space constraints. As reported from discussions with server consolidation sites, surprisingly, limited floor space may seriously constrain growth. While a small server may be easily shoehorned into a closet, enterprises find that suitable floor space is hard to find for proliferating small servers as compute demands increase. The solution is a central site: – Outfitted with appropriate  power and cooling  access to communications links – Populated with more powerful systems This helps each system give more performance in the same footprint. A Closer Look at Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) There can be several total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages to consider when consolidating servers. Some components have been mentioned earlier but are listed in detail in this section. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 6 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 11. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal  Hardware: It is not only the hardware maintenance costs of all the servers to account for but also the disk storage, network devices, systems management, switches, racks, and cables. Once the consolidation to Power Systems is completed, there is also the cost avoidance of purchasing additional distributed servers for new workloads.  Software: All components of software need to be analyzed, including operating systems, systems management, database, application, and software support. Software costs make up a very large component in the TCO model. In a distributed model, most of the ISV software cost can be based on the number of processors (CPUs), independent of whether the machine is running at 3% or 100%.  People (System Administrators, operations): People costs need to be examined carefully to make sure that the cost per person and ratio of IT staff per server reflect your situation. There can be a lot of geographic adjustment that needs to be made to this variable since people costs tend to differ greatly.  Environment (Floor space, utilities): For utilities costs, consider the cost of powering and cooling the servers, storage, and network. A lot of variability in floor space and utility costs exists in different geographies. When looking at floor space costs, consider whether there are constraints to the floor space. If yes, acquiring more space will probably have a very high initial cost. This large additional cost can often weigh heavily in the total cost analysis.  Downtime: Downtime is an aggregated number based on expected downtime of each of the different architectures, and based on industry numbers for the cost of downtime. Cost of downtime numbers should be examined as a means of demonstrating the degree of customer satisfaction issues that may occur within the different architectures. Several tools and models are available to help you analyze your total cost alternatives. If needed, we are willing to work in conjunction to determine the overall TCO analysis. Why Consolidate on Power Systems? Server consolidation is rapidly becoming recognized as one of the best ways for businesses to increase IT efficiency while reducing overall costs. Power Systems servers include the leadership performance and proven virtualization capabilities to enable a successful consolidation of your applications on the IBM® AIX®, i, and Linux® operating systems. We understand that your IT organization must be able to reduce costs through improved resource utilization, while responding quickly to changes in business demands and meeting service quality requirements. Performance, availability, and efficiency top the list of what’s required of today’s computing environments. IBM Power Systems models deliver on every count through an extensive family of 1- to 64-core servers, that support AIX, i, and Linux applications—all on the same system—and at the same time. Just select the best system for your specific requirements: from branch office applications, infrastructure, and web serving to databases, application development, server consolidation, and business intelligence. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 7 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 12. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal The performance of the 64-bit IBM POWER platforms, enabled by unique simultaneous multithreading, continues to set new industry performance standards as we break our own records from system generation to generation. IBM’s investment in the AIX and i operating systems and unique virtualization technologies, like Micro-Partitioning™ and Virtual I/O, enable users to increase the utilization of a single system to save costs on hardware, software, energy, maintenance, and space. The IBM Power platform is the recognized industry leader in UNIX® server virtualization. In contrast to VMware, which is a software overlay on x86 hardware, Power servers implement a virtualization architecture whose components are embedded in hardware, PowerVM™ firmware and operating system software. The capabilities of this architecture are significantly different and in many areas more advanced1. Mainframe-inspired reliability built into every system, along with embedded autonomic security features in the operating systems and the Power Systems platform, allow you to sleep at night. Finally, IBM’s long history of operating system innovation combined with investments in the Linux and open source communities delivered through the IBM Power Architecture® roadmap means you can do more and spend less with your investment in IBM technologies. 1 ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/sa/wh/n/pol03023usen/POL03023USEN.PD F © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 8 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 13. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Hardware Components IBM Power 595  For data centers supporting large-scale transaction processing and database applications  For large-scale server consolidation to increase flexibility and lower operational and energy cost  For enterprises requiring the highest levels of RAS for their mission-critical applications The IBM® Power™ 595 server is designed to help enterprises deploy the most cost effective and flexible IT infrastructure while achieving the industry's best application performance and increasing the speed of deployment of new applications and services. As the most powerful member of the IBM Power Systems family, this server provides exceptional performance, massive scalability and energy-efficient processing for a full range of complex, mission-critical applications with the most demanding computing requirements. Equipped with ultra-high frequency IBM POWER6™ processors in up to 64-core, multiprocessing (SMP) configurations, the Power 595 server can scale rapidly and seamlessly to address the changing needs of today's data center. With advanced PowerVM™ virtualization, EnergyScale™ technology and Capacity on Demand (CoD) options, the Power 595 helps businesses take control of their IT infrastructure and confidently consolidate multiple UNIX®, IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS®) and Linux® application workloads onto a single system. Extensive mainframe-inspired reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features in the Power 595 help ensure that mission-critical applications run reliably around the clock. Clients have the ability to upgrade their POWER5™ 590 or 595 servers and know that their investment in IBM Power Architecture® technology has again been rewarded. The Power 595 provides a solid foundation on which to consolidate server infrastructure, reduce the complexity of systems administration and optimize computing resources. With extraordinary power, proven IBM technology and expansive growth potential, the Power 595 server is ready to take your business to the next level. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 9 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 14. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Features and Benefits Feature Benefits Ultra-high frequency POWER6 processors  Designed to provide excellent application performance  Includes new high reliability features such as Processor Instruction Retry and storage keys  Provides integrated hardware acceleration for Decimal Hardware Floating-Point operations  Improve response time and transaction processing efficiency  Designed with simultaneous multithreading to help increase commercial system performance and processor utilization Extensive scalability and configuration options  Deliver data faster for the needs of large- scale transaction processing and memory-intensive applications  Allow growth of existing applications or addition of new applications without adding new servers  High-density 24-inch system frame enables the most efficient, large scale consolidation and maximum growth  Offer flexibility and built-in redundancy so the system can grow with your business Mission-critical application availability  Provides 24x7 access to enterprise applications  Increases IT productivity by avoiding costly downtime and recovery  Enables monitoring, detection and resolution of issues without disruption PowerVM virtualization  Improves system efficiency to lower operational expense  Provides flexibility to rapidly respond to © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 10 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 15. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Feature Benefits changing business requirements, including reallocation of system resources without rebooting affected partitions  Provides the ability to transparently share processing power between partitions and to handle unexpected workload peaks by sharing resources  Enables energy savings and maintains application availability Flexibility with Capacity on Demand  Allows standby processors and memory to be permanently added to meet long term workload growth  Provides temporary access to additional processors and memory to meet business spikes  Provides prepaid access to processors to meet intermittent or seasonal demands  Offers a one-time 30 day trial to test increased processor or memory capacity before permanent activation EnergyScale technology  Helps lower data center energy costs without sacrificing performance or business flexibility  Enables management to understand power and cooling usage and better predict peak requirements Multiple operating system support  Provides the flexibility to select the right operating system and the right applications to meet needs  Enables enterprises to consolidate applications onto a more scalable, cost- effective system IBM Power 570  For mid to large transaction processing such as ERP and CRM applications  For mid to large database serving  For server consolidation across UNIX®, IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS®) and Linux® workloads  For a complete business system combining all aspects of a company's IT infrastructure For mid to large transaction processing workloads, the IBM Power™ 570 server delivers outstanding performance, mainframe-inspired reliability, modular non- disruptive growth and innovative virtualization technologies. These features are integrated to enable the simplified management of growth, complexity and risk. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 11 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 16. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Features and Benefits Feature Benefits Industry-leading POWER6™ performance  Better customer satisfaction due to improved response time to your customers  Infrastructure cost savings from a reduction in the number of servers and software costs  Improved efficiency in operations from consolidating multiple workloads on fewer systems Exceptional PowerVM™ virtualization capability  Improves system efficiency which lowers operational expense  Provides flexibility in responding to changing business requirements  Enables energy savings and maintains application availability  Provides ability to handle unexpected workload peaks by sharing resources Mainframe-inspired availability features  Better customer satisfaction due to improved application availability  Get more work done with less disruption to your business  Faster repair when required due to sophisticated system diagnostics Non-disruptive growth options  Enables your system to change with your business without forcing everything to stop  Aligns expense with usage without sacrificing performance or future growth options Frugal EnergyScale energy-saving technology  Helps lower energy costs without © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 12 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 17. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Feature Benefits sacrificing performance or business flexibility  Allows business to continue operations when energy is limited Broad business application support  Allows clients the flexibility to select the right application to meet their needs  Helps keep you in the mainstream and off the bleeding edge © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 13 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 18. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Software Components Software Capabilities Known for their computing power, IBM® Power™ Systems servers depend on world class operating systems to support user needs across a broad range of applications, including transaction processing, Web publishing, data mining, systems management, and many more. IBM's track record of continuous innovation in operating system capabilities from security to scalability to system management helps ensure that user applications will perform well in an on demand computing environment. Operating Systems for IBM Power Systems AIX AIX® is an open standards-based, UNIX® operating system that allows you to run the applications you want, on the hardware you want— IBM Power Systems servers. AIX, in combination with IBM's virtualization offerings, provides new levels of flexibility and performance to allow you to consolidate workloads on fewer servers, which can increase efficiency and conserve energy. AIX delivers high levels of security, integration, flexibility, and reliability— essential for meeting the demands of today's information technology environments. AIX V6.1 extends the capabilities of the AIX operating system by including features such as:  Workload Partitions  Live Application Mobility  Role Based Access Control  Encrypting File systems  Concurrent AIX Kernel Updates and many other features This release underscores the strategic importance of AIX as it delivers groundbreaking new features while maintaining full binary compatibility with previous AIX releases. More than ever, this release of AIX allows you to use your IBM servers more efficiently to support the needs of your business. AIX V6.1 represents the latest advance in a long record of IBM operating system innovation. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 14 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 19. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal IBM i The IBM i operating system running on an IBM Power Systems server offers a highly scalable and virus resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. Running applications based on the IBM i operating system has helped companies over many years to focus on innovation and delivering new value to their business, not just on managing their data center operations IBM i 6.1 (i5/OS V6R1) takes a great step forward to set new standards for efficiency and resiliency in business processing. To help businesses thrive in competitive marketplaces, this release includes expanded options for:  Virtualization  Upgraded storage and availability management  Breakthrough Java™ performance  New support for POWER6™ processors and IBM BladeCenter®  Broad range of middleware and tools to help drive SOA transformation Linux The Linux® operating system has earned a reputation for flexibility and cost effectiveness, resulting in rapid growth of the number of supported applications—both custom-built and ISV packages. More and more companies are turning to Linux applications— and more of these applications are becoming integral to their success. IBM offers an enterprise-class Linux solution for critical applications by combining a Linux OS from a Linux distributor with an IBM Power Systems server. IBM is working with Red Hat, Inc., Novell SUSE Linux, and ASIANUX (in China, Japan, and Korea) as Linux distribution companies to deliver tested Linux operating systems supporting Power Systems servers. IBM provides the ability to order a full distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) in conjunction with new Power Systems server purchases2. By bringing these servers together with the Linux operating system, you get the best of both worlds: the enterprise-class capabilities of the Power Systems platform and flexibility and cost advantages of the Linux OS. 2 Not all Linux operating system distribution variations are available for all Power Systems and BladeCenter platforms. Contact IBM or your IBM Business Partner for specific compatibility characteristics. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 15 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 20. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Power Systems Software IBM offers a complete portfolio of software to improve the reliability, performance, and manageability of IT environments that include IBM Power Systems servers. A complete listing of software can be found at: http://www.ibm.com/software/ PowerVM As you look for ways to maximize the return on your IT infrastructure investments, consolidating workloads onto a single larger system becomes an attractive proposition. IBM PowerVM™ is the family of technologies, capabilities and offerings that deliver industry-leading virtualization on IBM POWER™ processor-based systems. IBM Power Systems servers coupled with PowerVM technology are designed to help you consolidate and simplify your IT environment. Key capabilities include:  Improve server utilization and sharing I/O resources to reduce total cost of ownership and make better use of IT assets.  Improve business responsiveness and operational speed by dynamically re- allocating resources to applications as needed — to better match changing business cycles or handle unexpected surge in demand.  Simplify IT infrastructure management by making workloads independent of hardware resources, thereby enabling clients to make business-driven policies to deliver resources based on time, cost and service-level requirements. Compared to VMware, one major difference is that PowerVM enables use of “hard” partitions, which provide greater partition isolation than software-based techniques such as VMware Virtual Machines. Firmware-based logical partitions (LPARs) reduce the potential for performance bottlenecks and contribute to higher levels of availability and security than may be realized with software-based partitions3. PowerHA High availability, business continuity, disaster recovery. Power Systems is committed to investing in —and bringing to market— solutions designed to keep your IT environments resilient. IBM engineers work continuously to optimize IBM Power Systems hardware and operating systems to keep pace with the increasing demand for 24x365 availability. 3 ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/sa/wh/n/pol03023usen/POL03023USEN.PD F © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 16 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 21. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal The IBM PowerHA™ set of products includes:  PowerHA for AIX (HACMP™)  Power HA XD for AIX (HACMP/XD)  Power HA for Linux (HACMP for Linux)  PowerHA for I (HASM) IBM Systems Director Now that you’ve embraced virtualization and consolidation, you have a new challenge: managing your growing number of systems, both virtual and physical, within today's energy constraints. But how do you manage such disparate systems? What happens when you have a different tool for each server – even for each Hypervisor? Now you can manage your entire data center -- physical and virtual -- efficiently, from one place, with one interface, with the click of a button. One console. Huge savings. Only from IBM. With IBM Systems Director you can integrate your physical and virtual management. From IBM Power Systems, System x®, IBM System z®, and IBM BladeCenter® to IBM Storage Systems® as well as select non-IBM servers, from PowerVM to VMWare to zVM®, from AIX and IBM i and Linux to Microsoft® Windows®™. All in one place, with one console and with one look and feel. Systems Director can help you save on your server administration costs and reduce your server energy consumption. Couple that with integrated offerings from IBM Tivoli®, such as AIX Enterprise Edition and IBM Tivoli Monitoring, and gain the ability to dynamically balance application resources and move virtual servers between systems without downtime. Seamlessly provision additional physical and virtual servers from the bare metal up, analyze who is consuming which resources, both physical and virtual, determine the cost of those resources, and allocate those costs for accountability and billing. Wherever you are on your journey to a virtualized, dynamic datacenter, IBM can help you every step of the way.  Virtualization Management: Manage and align virtual systems and storage to business objectives  Energy Management: More effectively manage datacenter energy usage, helping reducing costs and environmental impact  Availability Management: Keep your systems, applications and services running Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Software Grow, accelerate and run your business competitively in today's fast-paced marketplace. Gain immediate access to business solutions for your industry from the Business Partner Application Showcase, a suite of IBM Business Partner industry © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 17 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 22. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal expert solutions developed on IBM technologies that can be adapted to address your immediate business needs. See the following URL to connect with IBM Business Partners to gain more in-dept information on their solutions and how they can best serve you! http://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/gsdod/showcase.do © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 18 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 23. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Services and Offerings IBM Migration Factory With IBM® Systems & Services, you can begin to reduce your IT cost and complexity by consuming less energy and less space thanks to simplified server management. IBM has the capability, expertise and track record to provide a consistent, highly scalable consolidation platform that provides maximum resource utilization, driving low cost and effectively managing a highly virtualized, dynamic infrastructure. You may be getting by with your aging IT infrastructure, but working around its limitations may make it more complex and inflexible in a business climate that demands agility and responsiveness hampering growth and profitability. IBM can help. Count on IBM for: • Lower TCO through integration of servers, storage and networking through unmatched virtualization expertise (with over 40,000 virtualization clients), resulting in usage of less space and energy consumption and simplified server management. • Open, innovative and reliable architecture, optimal leadership performance, price/performance and exceptional investment protection. • Tailored, IT-wide solutions (not one size fits all) so your infrastructure achieves the highest potential savings and builds the ideal foundation for a dynamic infrastructure that supports your changing business needs. • Ground-breaking processor and systems technologies, delivering maximum compute performance for the least power consumed. • A comprehensive set of tools to track and trend power consumption and heat output, as measure, diagnose and manage energy efficiency, and drive down costs. • Financing: IBM lease, pay zero dollars down, operating cash optimization, savings on cumulative investment, automatic technology refreshes. Migrating to a simpler, more efficient infrastructure can reduce IT costs in so many ways. With a small number of highly efficient servers and storage devices, you lower your administration, hardware maintenance, software and energy costs. IBM can work within your budget to provide you with the high-performance technology and world-class expertise to set you on the right path for years to come. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 19 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 24. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Power Systems Server Services Almost universally, organizations have spent the last few decades increasing their use of IT to support business operations. More business applications. More enterprise e-mail capabilities. More automation. More access to data and the Internet, both inside and outside the office. To keep up with increasing business demands and emerging technologies, many organizations added additional capacity — often finding themselves laden with complex, sprawling IT infrastructures. Management costs increased while server utilization rates fell. Meanwhile, mergers and acquisitions contributed to the complexity. Little by little, organizations are regaining control over their server infrastructures, realizing that the complexity can make it difficult to adapt to changing business conditions. They are aiming to simplify and optimize their computing environments in order to:  Reduce costs  Achieve business innovation initiatives  Improve application and network service levels  Deploy new applications and technologies quickly and cost-effectively  Streamline mergers and acquisitions  Address compliance with corporate policies and governmental regulations  Manage business growth Driving business growth through a resilient, accessible and adaptable computing environment IBM provides a broad portfolio of server services to help you optimize your computing environment and cost-effectively improve its utilization, availability, security and management. We can help you build and manage a dynamic infrastructure that supports business, operational and product innovation. Our services include:  IBM Server Optimization and Integration Services — helping you reduce IT infrastructure complexity in order to optimize performance, reduce operational management costs and increase adaptability to facilitate business growth and change  IBM Server Managed Services — providing the skills, areas of expertise, processes, tools and methodologies needed to help optimize the management of your server environment — without significant up-front investments  IBM Emerging Server Technology Services — helping you take advantage of leading-edge technologies in order to increase system utilization, simplify systems management and enable key capabilities of business innovation initiatives  IBM Server Product Services for IBM Servers and non-IBM server products — helping you shorten the time required to plan, implement and deploy new servers and software, so you can adopt new technology more quickly and improve end user service levels © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 20 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 25. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal The anticipated benefits IBM server services can help your organization:  Refresh technology quickly to boost productivity  Respond more rapidly to changing business requirements  Optimize IT assets by transforming and automating services  Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)  Create a security-rich, highly available server environment  Address governmental regulations  Enhance in-house resource skills  Free resources to focus on developing new capabilities  Lower costs and increase revenue © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 21 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 26. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal IBM Global Financing Financing is more than just a great way to acquire IT without a big upfront investment. As part of your overall IT management strategy, financing can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle. Unlike banks and finance companies, which tend to focus on loans, IBM Global Financing understands IT and offers fresh ideas for financial solutions. Unlike other IT financing providers and business consulting firms, IBM can design, build, run, and finance your entire solution. IBM Global Financing, with offices in more than 50 countries, provides financing for your total solution, including hardware, software, and services, from IBM as well as non-IBM vendors. Why should you choose IBM Global Financing as your one-stop IT financing partner? Simply, it's because we offer:  Smarter financial decisions: We can help you conserve cash, lower your total cost of ownership, and support your overall financial objectives.  Solutions customized to your needs: Our offerings can be tailored to your unique business situation.  A simpler experience: We've simplified the entire financing process, from acquisition through disposition.  Partnership across the lifecycle: We're a proven partner, dedicated to your success across the life cycle of your information technology investments.  One-stop financing: Our complete financing services can help you optimize value from your investment in IBM and non-IBM IT. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 22 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 27. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Web Site Quick Reference To learn more about the IBM® Power™ Systems product line, visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/?cm_re=masthead-_-products-_-sys-power To learn more about the Power 595, visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/595/ To learn more about the Power 570, visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/570/ To learn more about PowerVM™, visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/virtualization/ To learn more about Capacity on Demand, visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/cod/ To learn more about IBM Global Financing, visit: http://www.ibm.com/financing/us/?cm_re=masthead-_-business-_-financing To learn more about IBM Migration Factory, visit: http://www.ibm.com/systems/migratetoibm/factory/index.html To learn more about Power Systems Services, visit: http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/itservice/igs/a1025999 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 23 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 28. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Pricing Summary Customize this table to summarize your pricing information. Component Description Price Insert any terms and conditions here. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 24 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  • 29. Server Consolidation with IBM Power Systems Proposal Configuration Details Place configuration here. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2009. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 25 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
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