IBM Power Virtualization Center (PowerVC) is the new advanced virtualization management offering, built on OpenStack, that delivers simplified virtualization management for IBM POWER® Systems. PowerVC and the leverage of OpenStack technology are designed to enable IBM Power Systems™ servers to integrate into a Software Defined Environment (SDE) and provide the necessary foundation required for the delivery of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) within the Cloud. IBM PowerVC is simple to install, configure and use, with a Time to Value of less than an hour. Being based on OpenStack enables broad support for vendor devices and open APIs that accelerate integration into existing infrastructures.
Software Defined Environments use virtualization to express hardware resources as manageable software entities and to control them with advanced programmed automation. With SDE, resources can be dynamically created, removed, functionally extended, catalogued, controlled and optimized by management software. PowerVC is an OpenStack based tool that is changing the way IBM Power Systems servers virtualization is being managed and enabled for SDE.
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