What is Capacity on Demand?

Capacity on Demand from IBM allows you to dynamically activate one or more resources on your private server as your business peaks dictate. This makes it easy for you to scale up by temporarily or permanently activating dormant processor capacity and memory resources within your system.

Find flexible consumption models for all your capacity planning needs

With the consumption-based infrastructure model of Capacity on Demand, you can get rapid hybrid cloud infrastructure expansion while balancing the flexibility of public cloud infrastructure and the security and reliability you’d expect from on-premises data centers.

Why capacity planning is right for your business

Discover the benefits of a flexible server capacity strategy.

Security with scalability

Get the security you expect from on-premises private cloud but with the added scalability you traditionally associate with public cloud.

Lower costs

Reduce up-front CapEx and other costs associated with traditional on-premises procurement processes (energy, cooling, etc.).

Flexible capacity and consumption

With consumption-based procurement there’s no expectation to predict what your future needs are going to be, giving you greater operating flexibility.


Get the right tools to manage your server capacity

The IBM products you need to enable Capacity on Demand.

IBM Power System E950

An agile, high performance four-socket system that is ideal for cloud deployments with built-in virtualization and flexible capacity.

IBM Power System E980

Delivers extraordinary scalability, performance, flexibility and availability for data centers with demanding AIX, IBM i and Linux applications.

IBM Cloud Management Console

This service, hosted in the IBM cloud, monitors your Power System infrastructure for easier management and decision making about purchasing credits, setting limits, etc.

Elastic Capacity on Demand

Activate processor cores or memory units daily, as long as you need to, by using a Hardware Management Console to temporarily enable the resources.

Resources

Worldwide Datacenter Predictions

Access this IDC Web Conference to learn key predictions about the global datacenter.

Enterprise Pools 2.0 Guide

Get a full run-down on the benefits and values of Capacity on Demand, then learn more about Enterprise Pools 2.0.