Building on the concept of Software Defined Environments, the IBM PureSystems product line combines Simplication with Expertise and Integration by Design into one system that consists of Parts, Patterns and Scripts.
They have Patterns (like Images in the Cloud world) that include Operating Systems, Database, Web Server, MessageBroker, etc. that can be deployed and scaled up or down dynamically. The IBM InfoCenter has more detailed technical information.
The benefits of PureSystems include:
Create and Deploy Mobile Applications Faster
Improve IT efficiency
Deploy solutions faster
Simplify all IT operations
Integration by Design
Performance and Efficiency through workload optimization
A single management view across the Infrastructure and application domains
The ability to respond quickly to changing business requirements
The product line:
The IBM PureFlex¿ System combines compute, storage, networking and virtualization capabilities under a single, unified management console into an infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs for your enterprise. IBM Flex System¿ goes beyond blades and provides high performance, easily integrated components that comprise the building blocks of PureFlex and other PureSystems integrated systems.
The IBM PureApplication¿ System is a platform system designed and tuned specifically for transactional web and database applications. This workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage. Whether you operate in a traditional or private cloud environment, this IBM solution can provide you with superior IT economics.
The IBM PureData¿ System As today's big data challenges increase, the demands on data centers have never been greater. PureData¿ System, the newest member of the PureSystems family is optimized exclusively for delivering data services to today¿s demanding applications with simplicity, speed and lower cost.
All these systems follow the Software Defined Environment paradigm. Will these become part of Smart's environment? I don't know.