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Introduction to IBM PureSystems


IBM PureSystems combine the flexibility of general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload-fundamentally changing the experience and economics of IT.

With PureSystems, your staff will be able to focus on driving innovation for your business, instead of devising, testing and tuning custom integration solutions. PureSystems are built for cloud and "scale in" with integrated provisioning, elasticity and virtualisation that improves efficiency and reduces costs.

PureSystems are built for cloud

with integrated elasticity and virtualisation capabilities to provision new
services in minutes and improve business flexibility while reducing cost.

PureSystems are built for cloud

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PureSystems deliver the three key characterisitics of expert integrated systems

IBM PureFlex System

The IBM PureFlex System combines compute, storage, networking, virtualisation and management into a single infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs to optimise
your infrastructure

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IBM PureApplication System

The IBM PureApplication System is a platform system designed and tuned specifically for transactional web and database applications. Its workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customise, manage and secure.

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IBM PureFlex System

The PureFlex System combines compute, storage, networking, virtualisation and management into a single infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs to optimise your infrastructure.

A PureFlex System includes integrated patterns of expertise designed to automate and optimise the deployment and maintenance of your workloads. With built-in expertise, the PureFlex System supports 66 percent faster management set-up time. Consolidation and management expertise from thousands of successful data centre optimisations drives automation to significantly reduce manual processes that consume too many staff hours. Optimisation expertise also allows your infrastructure the flexibility to address unexpected demands without requiring expensive surplus capacity.

This system is designed to provide a simplified experience and reduce IT complexity without compromising the flexibility you need. “Scale in” integrated design reduces implementation to as little as a day vs weeks and enables payback in as little as 9 months. By delivering both simplicity and flexibility in a system with integrated expertise you can rapidly deploy IT services and keep them running at the performance levels you business demands, while still managing cost.

The PureFlex System is built on elements of The IBM Flex System. IBM Flex System Includes compute, storage, systems management, and networking components. These Components are pre-configured, pre-integrated to make up three editions of the PureFlex System offerings: Express, Standard, and Enterprise to meet your IT infrastructure needs.


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IBM PureApplication System

The IBM PureApplication System is a platform system designed and tuned specifically for transactional web and database applications. Its workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customise, safeguard and manage.

Whether you operate in a traditional environment or in a private cloud environment, this IBM platform system can provide you with superior IT economics. With the PureApplication System, you benefit from the 'scale-in' design, integrated provisioning, elasticity and virtualisation infrastructure and provision your own patterns of software, middleware and virtual systems resources. You can provision these patterns within a unique framework that is shaped by IT best practices and industry standards. Patterns of expertise can automatically balance, manage and optimise the elements necessary, from the underlying hardware resources up through the middleware and software. IBM builds expertise into pre-integrated deployment patterns, which can speed the development and delivery of new services.

Patterns of expertise help deliver and manage today's modern business processes, services and applications. They do so by encapsulating, into a repeatable and deployable form, proven best practices and expertise. This best-practice knowledge and expertise has been gained from decades of optimising the deployment and management of data centres, software infrastructure and applications around the world.

Patterns of expertise

Patterns of expertise can automatically balance, manage and optimise the elements of your solution, from the underlying infrastructure and platform resources up to the application.

These patterns of expertise help deliver and manage today's modern business processes, services and applications. They do so by encapsulating, into a repeatable and deployable form, proven best practices and expertise gained from decades of optimising the deployment and management of data centres, software infrastructures and applications around the world. These patterns are not just a blueprint or a set of instructions to help you; the expertise is built-in and ready to help you achieve:

Agility

As you seek to innovate to bring products and services to market faster, you need fast time-to-value. Expertise built into a solution can eliminate manual steps, automate delivery and support innovation

Control

With optimised patterns of expertise, you can accelerate cloud implementations to lower risk by improving security and reducing human error.

Simplicity

You need a less complex environment. Patterns of expertise can help you simplify the deployment and management of application workloads while minimising potential startup issues and manual errors.

Efficiency

To reduce costs and conserve valuable resources, you must get the most out of your systems with energy efficiency, simple management and fast, automated response to problems. With built-in expertise, you can optimise your critical business applications and get the most of your investments


Patterns of expertise address infrastructure, middleware and applications resources.

There are three types of patterns:

  • Infrastructure patterns

    Bridge the base system infrastructure elements like servers, storage, network, virtualisation and management

  • Platform patterns

    Support the middleware-database, application servers and more

  • Application patterns

    Bring in expertise at the business application level

Available patterns of expertise include:

Simplified Application Migration

With IBM PureApplication Systems, you can migrate existing supported applications into your new systems with ease. Migration expertise - understanding the design of the existing application, encapsulating its configuration and data into a package, and then importing that package into the systems - is integrated into your solution. You access the migration capability through the unified management console, so you can simply and seamlessly deploy the newly migrated application into your PureApplication System environment.


Business intelligence expertise

Using the business intellgence pattern (intended for 2H 2012), your business intelligence deployments can be up and running fast in an optimised, fault-tolerant environment with policy-based elastic scaling and security. This pattern also contains optimisation expertise specifically for cloud deployment to improve resource utilisation and application availability.


Simplified System Maintenance

IBM PureSystems provide pre-integrated and tested updates and fixes for all system components in a single fixpack. This built-in maintenance expertise eliminates much of the effort required to analyse and plan the installation of maintenance across all hardware and software components in the system. You get easier, faster and less error-prone application of maintenance, lowering operations costs and greatly reducing the risk of cutages.

Web application deployment expertise

Decades of experience designing, building and deploying web applications are capturaded this pattern. Deploying an application typically involves 18 steps or more, with PureApplication System, you need one step. The other steps are embedded and optimised in the pattern for you. You no longer have to understand the interdependencies and connections between all of the resources, because that knowledge is built directly into the systems and captured in the deployable application pattern


Built-in transactional (OLTP) database and data mart expertise

The IBM PureApplication System provides database as a service capabilities right out of the box. Through database patterns, you can deploy new databases in a private cloud which are configured and optimised to support transactional (OLTP) or data mart workloads in minutes. With these patterns, you can quickly deliver databases services based on best practices in a repeatable consistent and secure way.


Simplified system setup and install

With embedded patterns of hardware expertise and pre-integrated and optimised deployable patterns for applications workloads, IBM PureSystems offer a simplified installation process. This built-in expertise eliminates most of the hardware integration and connections required to establish connectivity between the storage, processor, networking, and other key systems technologies to deploy the system. All of this shortens the time to value for delivering new applications and solutions to the business.