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 virtualization that improves efficiency and reduces costs.
PureSystems deliver the three key characterisitics of expert integrated systems
IBM PureFlex System
The IBM PureFlex System combines compute, storage, networking, virtualization and management into a single infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs to optimize
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, customize, manage and secure.
IBM PureFlex System
The PureFlex System combines compute, storage, networking, virtualization and management into a single infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs to optimize your infrastructure.
A PureFlex System includes integrated patterns of expertise designed to automate and optimize the deployment and mantenance 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 center optimizations drives automation to signicantly reduce manual processes that consume too many staff hours. Optimization expertise also allows your infrastructure to flex 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.
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, customize, 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 virtualization 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 optimize 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 optimizing the deployment and management of data centers, software infrastructure and applications around the world.
Patterns of expertise
Patterns of expertise can automatically balance, manage and optimize 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 respetable and deployable form, proven best practices and expertise gained from decades of optimizing the deployment and mangement of data centers, 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:
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
With optimized patterns of expertise, you can accelerate cloud implementations to lower risk by improving security and reducing human error.
You need a less complex environment. Patterns of expertise can help you simplify the deployment and management of application workloads while minimizing potential startup issues and manual errors.
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 optimize 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:
Bridge the base system infrastructure elements like servers, storage, network, virtualization and management
Support the middleware-database, application servers and more
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 optimized, fault-tolerant environment with policy-based elastic scaling and security. This pattern also contains optimization expertise specifically for cloud deployment to improve resource utilization 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 optimized 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 (OLPT) 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 optimized 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 optimized 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.