The IBM PurePower offering is an integrated system that provides many benefits of a converged system but with a interesting twist that make it different from hyper-converged offerings such as Flex. These 5 things to know will help you see why:
- The complexity of configuration has been eliminated.
Choose one of the available configurations, price, and order and you are done. No need to go through hours of configuration work and frustrating errors looking for the right disk drive for the right disk bay.
- Ongoing support of the system is made simple.
No software stack to install and configure which means you don't need to have an expensive IT guy read PowerVC documentation to deploy your first VM. Don't get me wrong, PowerVC is quick to install, but you know need to understand NPIV, or switch zoning, or configure the accounting.
- You can scale the way you want.
The nodes within PurePower are standard IBM Power System servers. This means you don't have to add another node to increase your performance. If you want, you can add memory, or CPU or both to optimize your performance without the cost of a whole new node as you would in a hyper-converged offering. You can even put other machines in the same rack and we won't mind.
- Expert Integration standardizes your enterprise
Lab Services is always available to further customize your system, but you probably will like it just the way it is. IBM has carefully thought out the installation and set the defaults to work for the largest number of scenarios. Everything you need to do is through the management console (shown).
- You can Live Partition Migrate from your Flex System to PurePower.
Using HMC to HMC migration, it is simple to migrate workloads of running systems and deploy them on your PurePower offering to go into production the same day you receive the system.
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