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Is your IT at the strategic
center of your business

Today, your IT must help you drive innovation and address new opportunities more quickly and more effectively. The expectation levels from customers, partners, employees and the leaders of your business increase every day. IBM® PureSystems can help you meet these

expectations—adapting to new requirements quickly, growing capabilities elastically while still meeting critical reliability and affordability demands. Explore these examples of how you can get started..

IT realities

More efficiently consolidate systems and
applications to reduce
operating expenses

PureFlex System

  • An integrated infrastructure of compute, storage and networking resources
  • Choice of compute architecture, operating system and hypervisor technology

Impact

  • Reduces physical space requirements, hardware and software costs, maintenance costs and energy use
  • Lowers migration cost to add new applications

PureFlex System

  • Integrated and automated management of all resources
  • Centralized, integrated security across all resources with pre-defined settings through patterns of expertise

Impact

  • Reduces the skills required to configure, deploy and manage a system
  • Reduces risk of security breaches and improves speed of deployment

PureFlex System

  • On-demand reallocation of compute, storage and networking resources
  • Automated updates of firmware and software

Impact

  • Improves performance, throughput and resiliency
  • Reduces time required to perform repetitive tasks
Traditional IT PureSystems Value delivered
Infrastructure complexity impedes change Consolidated, virtualized resources support flexibility Easily adapts to meet changing business needs
Limited or no virtualization of IT resources Designed for virtualization Reduces management costs and decreases deployment time
Over-purchase and provision Dynamic resource allocation Automatic accommodation of workload spikes
Up and running in weeks Complete system up and running in hours Faster time-to-value
Multiple points of contact for support and multiple updates Single point of contact for support and integrated updates Improved lifecycle management
One management tool for each resource Single point of management Simple, efficient management

PureApplication System

  • Automated, application-aware scaling of application resources
  • Intelligent virtualization increases utilization without increasing risk

Impact

  • Eliminates costs from over-provisioning for peak demand
  • Reduces risk while consolidating onto shared infrastructure

PureApplication System

  • Automated elastic provisioning of application resources based on business policies
  • Simple scalability to meet your capacity requirements

Impact

  • Reduces time and effort to meet service level agreements across your applications—the most important applications have priority
  • Meets performance targets of individual product teams

PureApplication System

  • Automation framework to onboard existing applications
  • Application-aware tracking of application resource consumption

Impact

  • Reduces costs across applications through increased efficiency
  • Aligns IT costs with business applications through charge backs
Traditional IT PureSystems Value delivered
Manual or scripted product install and configuration Application-aware deployment patterns of expertise Faster deployment
One management tool for each resource Single point of management Simple, efficient management
Limited or no virtualization of application resources Designed for virtualization Reduces management costs and decreases deployment time
Over-purchase and over-provision Dynamic, workload-aware resource allocation Automatic accommodation of workload spikes
Up and running in months Complete application system up and running in hours Faster time-to-value
Multiple points of contact for support and multiple updates Single point of contact for support and integrated updates Improved lifecycle management

Optimize application performance,
scalability and reliability

PureFlex System

  • Deeply integrated compute, storage and networking resources
  • Dynamic reallocation of these resources

Impact

  • Automates the management of spikes in workload demand across resources
  • Optimizes performance across applications consistently

PureFlex System

  • A single management view across the infrastructure and application domains
  • Integrated system updates

Impact

  • Reduces the time and expense of managing and deploying systems by simplifying management
  • Reduces risk and optimizes performance

PureFlex System

  • Deploy twice as many applications for each square footi
  • Virtualizes and manages existing storage

Impact

  • Loads more virtual machines for each system
  • Protects investment and increases storage utilization
Traditional IT PureSystems Value delivered
Limited or no virtualization of IT resources Designed for virtualization Reduces management costs and decreases deployment time
Workload spikes cause performance issues System-wide resource pools Automatic accommodation of workload spikes
Difficulty keeping up with frequent system updates Simple, integrated system upgrades Maintain the latest capabilities with reduced risk
Limited storage virtualization Virtualize your existing storage through the PureFlex system Storage investment protection and improved storage utilization
Sprawling, under-utilized servers, storage and networking components Deeply integrated servers, storage and networking Reduced system footprint and improved energy efficiency

PureApplication System

  • Deliberately designed configurations of compute, storage and networking resources to precisely meet your application needs
  • IBM and IBM Business Partner-delivered patterns of expertise to optimize your application

Impact

  • Reduces demand for specialized skills needed to rapidly develop and deploy applications
  • Clients have experienced time to provision reduction from 45days to minutes with IBM’s patterns of expertise and virtualization capability which are included in PureApplication System

PureApplication System

  • Application-aware, integrated management for the complete IT stack
  • Single point of support for the complete system

Impact

  • Improves application uptime
  • Saves time resolving problems to free IT staff to focus on adding business value

PureApplication System

  • Automated maintenance updates for the complete IT stack, with minimal or no downtime
  • Upgrade IT infrastructure or middleware capacity with minimal or no downtime

Impact

  • Improves application availability
  • Reduces time mitigating the impact of planned downtime
Traditional IT PureSystems Value delivered
Static allocation of hardware resource Application-aware, dynamic resource allocation based on business priorities Dense mapping of applications to hardware for more efficient resource usage
Limited or no virtualization of application resources Designed for virtualization Reduces management costs and decreases deployment time
Workload spikes cause performance issues System-wide resource pools Automatic accommodation of workload spikes
Difficulty keeping up with frequent system updates Simple, integrated system upgrades Maintain the latest capabilities with reduced risk
Sprawling, under-utilized servers, storage and networking components Deeply integrated servers, storage, networking and platform resources Reduced system footprint and improved energy efficiency

More rapidly deliver new applications and
services to meet new business needs

PureFlex System

  • Integrated compute, storage and networking resources
  • Runs your UNIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows applications
  • Access solutions and patterns of expertise from IBM and solution providers at IBM PureSystems Centre

Impact

  • Simplifies procurement
  • Accelerates setup and application deployment, cutting months off the time required to deliver new applications

PureFlex System

  • Automated discovery and configuration of system resources
  • Dynamic reallocation of compute, storage and networking resources
  • Automated updates of firmware and other software updates

Impact

  • Simplifies the addition of system resources
  • Improves performance, throughput and resiliency
  • Reduces time required by IT administrator to perform repetitive tasks

PureApplication System

  • A single management view across the infrastructure and application domains
  • Integrated system updates

Impact

  • Increases the time available for tasks that create business value
  • Reduces downtime and the effort required to keep the complete IT stack current—reducing risk and improving performance

PureApplication System

  • Expert integrated and optimized system that can be up and running in hours, cutting months off deployment time
  • Provision complete, expert-designed application environments in minutes

Impact

  • Speeds time-to-market with new applications
  • Enables developers to quickly test new ideas

PureApplication System

  • IBM and IBM Business Partner defined patterns of expertise
  • Single point of support for the complete system

Impact

  • Reduces the dependence on high demand, highly skilled IT experts to develop and deploy applications
  • Accelerates problem resolution

Quickly deploy secure and
integrated cloud environments

PureFlex System

  • Deeply integrated compute, storage and networking resources
  • Advanced chassis designed for the next decade

Impact

  • Optimizes performance across applications consistently
  • Protects your investment with the flexibility to accommodate the next generation of technology

PureFlex System

  • IBM SmartCloud™ Entry capability is preinstalled and configured
  • Ability to manage and virtualize existing storage

Impact

  • Provides self-service IT provisioning for your infrastructure
  • Extends your storage investment for use in your cloud environment

PureFlex System

  • Integrated security management across IT resources
  • Built-in security patterns of expertise

Impact

  • Centralizes control of user permissions and data access privileges
  • Reduces the risk of costly, unwanted intrusions
Traditional IT PureSystems Value delivered
Multiple management consoles and tools Single point of management across all physical and virtual resources Simple, efficient management of your cloud environment
Multiple security management tools and points of vulnerability Built-in patterns of expertise for security Improved enterprise-wide control
Separate suppliers for server, storage and networking Tightly integrated servers, storage and networking resources Faster set up and deployment time
Pre-dates cloud technology Designed for cloud computing with IBM Smart Cloud capability Cloud-ready system from day one

PureApplication System

  • Delivers a complete, application-aware cloud platform
  • Takes advantage of patterns of expertise from IBM and application providers as cloud-based services

Impact

  • Accelerates deployment of cloud-based platform services
  • Reduces the need for advanced skills

PureApplication System

  • Policy-based workload management across applications
  • Automated elastic provisioning to support application needs based on business priorities

Impact

  • Maximizes resource efficiency across a range of workload demands
  • Reduces the time and effort needed to meet service level agreements across applications

PureApplication System

  • Integrated shared resource pool management and tracking
  • Enables administrators to lock down the IBM and partner software application patterns to ensure repeatability and governance

Impact

  • Improves governance and reduces compliance risk
  • Improves repeatability and reduces configuration errors across development and test environments
Traditional IT PureSystems Value delivered
Users manually maintain pools of dedicated, surplus resources Shared IT resources with integrated, enterprise-wide tracking and control Elastic, self-service cloud that optimizes application resource use
Manual or script-based deployment of individual virtual machines Application-aware, pattern-based deployment More rapid and consistent deployment of complex multi-server environments
Multiple management consoles and tools Single point of management across all physical and virtual resources Simple, efficient management of your cloud environment
Multiple security management tools and points of vulnerability Built-in patterns of expertise for security Improved enterprise-wide control
Separate suppliers for server, storage and networking Tightly integrated servers, storage and networking resources Faster set up and deployment time
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