Two-thirds of our clients are seeking increased system utilization and reduction in costs. The IBM PureFlex System maximizes utilization and lowers costs by providing “no compromise” designs with fast computing, maximum memory, speed and choice in networking, comprehensive resource pooling and industry-leading systems management.
IBM Innovation Center Dallas recently hosted the IBM PureFlex Systems Expert Integrated Partner Tour – Connect to Win session. Over fifty IBM Business Partners and IBMers met together during this full-day event where they discussed new offerings and tools and resources available for PureFlex sales success.
IBM experts provided the partners with information on how
· IBM PureFlex systems allow business partners to rapidly deliver and deploy solutions with many options to their clients
· IBM PureFlex solutions are tied to large, fast-growing market opportunities that allow partners business to grow
· What tools and resources are available that can make their sales easier
The session included both sales and technical tracks. In addition to the North America Sales Team agenda, the Innovation Center's Cloud Enablement Team provided both groups with a Data Center Tour where they showed participants the PureFlex System used for Cloud engagements. The Innovation Center team also introduced the partners to the main features and functions of the PureFlex system, and how the entire system is managed through the IBM Flex System Manager (FSM). The technical track included a remote access demo of PureFlex FSM and its features. The Innovation Center team then showed the partners how to import and deploy virtual appliances through VMControl, and how to configure a virtual machine at deploy time. Finally, the team introduced the Image Construction and Composition Tool (ICCT), and demonstrated how they leverage ICCT to create the virtual appliance containing IBM middleware and any custom partner applications.
During this Connect to Win, all the attendees networked with their peers, learned more about IBM PureFlex systems, and also now have a better understanding about resources available to both technical and sales teams to support their businesses growth with IBM Pure Systems.