Why PowerVC? Why yet another virtualization management offering? Well, the answer is easy. When more than 70% of IT budgets are spent on operations and maintenance, there are no enough efforts to reduce this cost that limits innovation to IT departments around the world.
IBM is introducing Power Virtualization Center to give Power Systems customers out of the box virtualization management that accepts most all pre-existing virtualization configurations as the starting point.
There are several good news within this exiting announcement and one of them is that if you are current on your software maintenance for the following offerings you can get PowerVC Standard edition with no incremental charge:
- SmartCloud Entry bundle for Power
- AIX Enterprise Edition V6
- AIX Enterprise Edition V7
- Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition
- Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition
- Systems Director Enterprise Edition
- Systems Director Standard Edition
Note: PowerVC Standard edition is bundled with these offerings. To maintain entitlement support for PowerVC Standard edition, you must keep the offerings above with an active Software Maintenance agreement.