IBM PureFlex Systems                                                        with VMware                                   ...
successful data center optimizations drives automation to signif-       Consolidateicantly reduce manual processes that co...
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As IT systems have grown in size and sophistication, virtualization has become more and more critical for business applications. In today's business environment you need to find ways to provide the IT services you need, supporting virtualization while controlling IT complexity, reducing management effort and keeping operational expense under control.

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IBM PureFlex Systems with VMware

  1. 1. IBM PureFlex Systems with VMware Cloud-ready virtualization with the flexibility of an expert integrated system As IT systems have grown in size and sophistication, virtualization has Highlights become more and more critical for business applications. In today’s busi- ness environment you need to find ways to provide the IT services you●● ● ● Complete virtualization solution that offers need, supporting virtualization while controlling IT complexity, reducing low total cost of ownership and quick return on investment management effort and keeping operational expense under control.●● ● ● Integrated patterns of expertise designed With the IBM PureFlex System™ and VMware you can implement to reduce deployment time and simplify virtualization management a reliable cloud-ready infrastructure with integrated hardware and software designed for efficient virtualization. A PureFlex System with Highly reliable solution based on robust, the IBM Storwize® V7000 storage system can help you lower costs for●● ● ● resilient technology and thousands of collaborative deployments your virtualized solution with agility, efficiency, simplicity and control. Whether your business needs a virtual desktop solution or an enterprise- class server virtualization solution, IBM and VMware have you covered with innovative technology and exceptional services and support. Systems with built in expertise for efficient deployment and simple management An IBM PureFlex System combines compute, storage, systems network- ing, virtualization and management into a single infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs to optimize your infrastructure. With integrated patterns of expertise designed to automate and optimize the deployment and maintenance of your workloads, an IBM PureFlex System supports 66 percent faster management set up time1. Consolidation and management expertise from thousands of
  2. 2. successful data center optimizations drives automation to signif- Consolidateicantly reduce manual processes that consume too many staff The combination of VMware software and an IBM PureFlexhours. Optimization expertise also allows your infrastructure to System can help you more efficiently consolidate systems andf lex to address unexpected demands without requiring expen- applications to reduce operating expenses. The PureFlexsive surplus capacity. System is a tightly integrated infrastructure of compute, storage and systems networking resources. This integration by designThis system is designed to provide a simplified experience and accelerates time to value and helps you get the most out of yourreduce IT complexity without compromising the flexibility you IT investments. The PureFlex System also provides manage-need. By delivering both simplicity and flexibility in a system ment integration for all resources and automates the allocationwith integrated expertise you can rapidly deploy IT services of resources to your virtual machines. Combined with VMwareand keep them running at the performance levels your business vSphere, you can centrally manage hardware resources, whiledemands while still managing cost. depending on the built-in application service-level controls vSphere provides. The combination can eliminate server sprawl,The power of a PureFlex System is the combination of a simplify management and reduce hardware requirements tovirtualized, open architecture that provides choice along with help you save cost.deep integration and dynamic and simple management froma single vantage point. These solutions deliver built-in virtual- Optimizeization across compute, storage and networking within the The IBM PureFlex System is designed to help you optimizesystem, so you get superior automation and simple workload application performance, scalability and reliability by optimiz-optimization. IBM Flex System Manager and the storage and ing compute, storage and networking resource utilization andcompute resources are integrated at key points to help make reducing management complexity. An IBM PureFlex Systemthe PureFlex System the ideal platform for VMware solutions. can deploy up to twice as many virtual machines per square footThe IBM Storwize V7000— the storage resources in the as previous generation systems while also automating allocationPureFlex System—support the VMware vStorage APIs for and re-allocation of resources for your applications. VMwareArray Integration (VAAIs) and the IBM Storage Management vCenter Operations can further optimize your solution withConsole for VMware vCenter. Open and flexible, the PureFlex tight integration with VMware vSphere to simplify and auto-System is designed to work with existing investments. And a mate virtualization management. Using analytics to provide thePureFlex System brings together—and manages as a single intelligence and visibility you need to service level agreementssystem—a range of system architectures so you can carefully (SLAs), vCenter can reduce risk of downtime and optimizesuit your solution to your workloads. When combined with your environment for efficiency and cost. The combinationVMware technology, this architecture can help you focus your of a PureFlex System and vCenter can help you get the moreIT investment through consolidation, optimization, innovation performance – and business value – out of your IT resources.and cloud computing. 2
  3. 3. Innovate VMware and IBM PureFlex Systems are aAn IBM PureFlex System offers built-in expertise and deep powerful combinationintegration of system resources to help cut deployment time When IBM and VMware first began collaborating on solutions,and more rapidly deliver new applications and services to meet they discovered that the combination of IBM mainframe-new business needs. To innovate, you need to be able to deploy inspired x86 servers and VMware x86 server virtualizationnew services quickly. Innovation starts with deployment. The experience would deliver more innovative solutions thanIBM PureFlex System comes from the factory ready to work for either company working alone. For running mission-criticalyour business. The system is designed to setup quickly so you workloads, the companies delivered rock-solid reliability,can accelerate delivery of business value. And as you run your dramatic cost savings, and increased efficiency that surpassedapplications, automated discovery and configuration of system every other solution in the industry. More than ten thousandresources, dynamic reallocation of compute, storage and net- joint customers later, IBM and VMware continue to focus onworking resources and automated updates, help keep your sys- designing and developing virtualization solutions that providetem running, supporting your applications. In addition, the reliability and security you need while offering extraordi-VMware vCenter Operations is designed to dramatically nary efficiency to help you manage costs.simplify and automate virtualization management. With aPureFlex System and VMware, instead of supporting the VMware solutions on the IBM PureFlex System build onsystem resources and the virtualization solution, your IT staff this experience with complete virtualized solutions—compute,can focus on innovation. storage and systems networking—with integrated management and built-in expertise to give you a simplified experience.Accelerate cloudAn IBM PureFlex System is designed to help you quickly Why IBM?deploy a secure and integrated cloud environment. VMware IBM has built on knowledge, expertise and technology gainedvSphere also provides a starting point for a “private cloud” from decades of experience and investment in IT solutions forcomposed both of internal, company-owned resources and business problems and integrated it into the PureFlex System.external, on-demand resources from service providers. The And with a commitment to open standards you can integrateIBM PureFlex System is designed for virtualization and IBM solutions with other elements of your own environmentsimple integration with the rest of your data center resources. with your network of partners, customers and suppliers.Built-in management expertise and management integrationoptimizes the performance of your cloud computing resources – With the technical and industry expertise of IBM Businessincluding external storage – simply and automatically. And with Partners like VMware and our combined ability and skill toIBM security expertise built in to the system, you get central- integrate it all together for you—along with an unwaveringized control of user permissions and access privileges, reducing commitment to your success—you can rely on IBM and yourthe risk of breaches and intrusions. A combined PureFlex IBM PureFlex System for your VMware solutions.System and VMware solution offers tightly integrated compute,storage and networking resources; built-in patterns of expertise;and advanced virtualization software to help deliver securecloud services faster with lower management costs. 3
  4. 4. For more informationTo learn more about the IBM PureFlex System and VMwarevirtualization solutions, please contact your IBM representativeor IBM Business Partner, or visit the following websites:●● ● © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012●● ● Systems and Technology Group Route 100Additionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the Somers, NY 10589IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effectiveand strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified Produced in the United States of America April 2012clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your busi-ness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve your IBM, the IBM logo,, IBM PureFlex and Storwize are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, othertotal cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartest countries or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are markedchoice to fund critical IT investments and propel your business on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbolforward. For more information, visit: (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at Other company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. The performance data discussed herein is presented as derived under specific operating conditions. Actual results may vary. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES 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. VMware vSphere, vStorage and vCenter Operations are not IBM products or offerings. VMware vSphere, vStorage and vCenter Operations are sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under VMware’s terms and conditions, which are provided with the product or offering. Availability, and any and all warranties, services and support for VMware vSphere, vStorage and vCenter Operations are the direct responsibility of, and are provided directly to users by, VMware. Please Recycle WAS12352-USEN-00