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IBM SmartCloud™ Entry is a robust cloud software offering that takes your virtualized environment from cloud-ready to cloud. Users can request and provision an environment quickly through an …

IBM SmartCloud™ Entry is a robust cloud software offering that takes your virtualized environment from cloud-ready to cloud. Users can request and provision an environment quickly through an easy-to-use web-based interface. IT managers can monitor and manage this environment for improved efficiency and utilization of the data center.

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  • 1. IBM Systems and TechnologyData Sheet IBM SmartCloud Entry Robust cloud software stack for System x with self-service, automation and simplified management Reliable, secure and easy-to-use Highlights IBM SmartCloud™ Entry is a robust cloud software offering that takes your virtualized environment from cloud-ready to cloud. ●● ● ● Cloud software stack delivers fast time Users can request and provision an environment quickly through an to value easy-to-use web-based interface. IT managers can monitor and manage ●● ● ● Simple-to-deploy, easy-to-use, works this environment for improved efficiency and utilization of the data with existing infrastructure center. IBM SmartCloud Entry is a robust cloud that works with the ●● ● ● Easily integrates with BladeCenter® IBM BladeCenter Foundation for Cloud virtualization platform in addi- Foundation for Cloud and System x® tion to select IBM System x and BladeCenter servers. The IBM PureFlex platforms System is integrated with IBM SmartCloud Entry for easy cloud-ready ●● ● ● Integrated in the IBM® PureFlex™ deployments. System for easy cloud deployment ●● ● ● Optimizes the data center with increased SmartCloud Entry capabilities automation, structured security, compre- Create images: Simplify storage of thousands of images hensive management, and resource sharing ●● ● Easily create new ‘golden master’ images and software appliances using Offers metering tools to develop usage corporate standard operating systems ●● ● ● and billing models to track ROI ●● ● Convert images from physical systems or between various x86 hypervisors ●● ● Reliably track images to ensure compliance and minimize security risks ●● ● Optimize resources, reducing the number of virtualized images and the storage required for them Deploy VMs: Slash time to value for new workloads from months to a few days ●● ● Deploy application images across compute and storage resources ●● ● End user self-service for improved responsiveness ●● ● Ensure security through VM isolation, project-level user access controls ●● ● Easy to use—no need to know all the details of the infrastructure
  • 2. IBM Systems and TechnologyData Sheet●● ● Investment protection from full support of existing virtualized Configure workload to host environments Configure workload targets to system pool●● ● Optimize performance on IBM systems with dynamic scaling, Configure Virtual Appliance Parameters expansive capacity and continuous operation Register Virtual Appliance for User Selection Approve/Reject New Workload RequestsOperate a private cloud: Cut costs with efficient operations Approve/Reject Workload Resize Requests Configure Billing●● ● Delegate provisioning to authorized users to improve Charging accounts, account assignment productivity Configure approvals●● ● Maintain full oversight to ensure an optimally running and safe Cloud through automated approval/rejection Configure Metering●● ● Standardize deployment and configuration to improve Configure to generate metering records compliance and reduce errors by setting policies, defaults Create & Manage Projects and templates Add users as admin, deployer, viewer●● ● Simplify administration with an intuitive interface for manag- Create Users ing projects, users, workloads, resources, billing, approvals Configure Network Pools and metering Configure LDAP environment Cloud Configuration to VMControl (Power)Detailed List of Functions Manual Intervention Review event logs & failures Request access to a project Workload movement Request access from login panel Request workload creation – appliance deploy Table 2: IT Administrator Functions Set user instance parameters (CPU, memory) Resize Running Workloads Subscriber Level – End User Self Service Interface Delete a Workload Cloud Admin User Interface Add/remove additional disks Isolation of resources and users through projects/workspace Clone a workload Approval Policies for workload deployment & resize Start/Stop a workload Basic Billing, metering and audit Review workload properties Supports underlying virtualization management features Add additional disk Support enterprise features of virtual system management Set disk size Storage pools, system pools, network config, placement optimizationTable 1: Departmental User Functions Includes Systems Director and VMControl for platform management 2
  • 3. IBM Systems and TechnologyData SheetExpiry date options for cloud VMs Admin initiated migrationNorthbound REST APIs for customization Provision via vCenterEasy installation of management stack Provision from VS TemplatesIntegrate Customer LDAP Server Provision to vCenter hosts, and clustersVM Power on/off Isolate projects via data stores/data centerUpgrade export to TSAM User initiated root disk resizeSupported on AIX (Power) and on Linux (x86) Allow/tolerate vSphere initiated migrationDynamic Disk management Retrieve deployment propertiesAdd v-disk (VMControl) Back-up and Restore via Self-Service (vCenter)Resize disk at deploy (vCenter) Provides capability to capture Physical to Virtual images for deploy-Supports multiple VMware Clusters & resource pools ment in SmartCloud Entry environmentSupport multiple VMware data stores Better manage image sprawl - Move a VM from one hypervisor type to another from a single image sourceSupport appliances with multiple V-nics Table 3: SmartCloud Entry Features and FunctionsIBM SmartCloud Entry solution architecture IBM SmartCloud Entry management stack Self-service UI Customer REST API integration Approval policy, project management, users and roles Cloud administration Events and auditing and management Metering Tivoli Image library Provisioning Manager for VMControl API vCenter API Images 7.1.1 VMControl 2.4.1 VMware vCenter IBM Systems Director 6.3.1 PowerVM IBM Systems ESXi v5 Director 6.3.1 Power Systems System x Reference Configurations Reference Configurations Common functionality Power Systems only System x only 3
  • 4. Why IBM?IBM SmartCloud Entry has features that set it apart fromother products. It provides in a single product, a comprehensivecloud software stack with capabilities that can only be providedby multiple products from other providers, such as VMware. It © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012is easily upgradeable to support advanced Cloud features whenthese features are required. IBM Systems and Technology Group Route 100 Somers, New York 10589For more information Produced in the United States of AmericaTo learn more about IBM SmartCloud Entry visit: June 2012ibm.com/systems/x/solutions/cloud or contact your IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, BladeCenter, PureFlex, System x, andIBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner. zEnterprise are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and serviceAdditionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtmlIT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effectiveand strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may beclients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your busi- changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates.ness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve yourtotal cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartest THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESSchoice to fund critical IT investments and propel your business OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIESforward. For more information, visit: ibm.com/financing OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. All statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. Some features require the purchase of additional software components. Please Recycle XSD03126-USEN-02