In an effort to help clients effectively increase their datacenter utilization and enable the organizations to more efficiently create and manage their IT infrastructures, IBM (News - Alert) introduced new management and administration capabilities to its PureFlex and Flex Systems.
IBM PureSystems is designed to help clients solve the complexity of enterprise IT, reduce costs and encourage innovation. PureFlex and Flex Systems are two vital elements of IBM PureSytems.
As part of this enhancement, IBM introduced four new elements to the Flex System These include integrated end-to-end storage management, mobile access to the system for clients through a wide range of mobile devices (Android (News - Alert), Blackberry and iOS), centralized control of user ID's and passwords across nodes and chassis for greater system security
Tightly integrated with IBM Flex System Manager, the new storage component is designed to help improve storage utilization by as much as 30 percent. Integrated Flex System V7000 storage node with built-in virtualization, intelligent tiering, and IBM Real-time Compression will enable storing up to five times as much data in the same physical disk space.
The new version of IBM Flex System Manager will allow clients to bring new components online faster, provide better monitoring and alerts and more easily integrate applications, services and workloads through a new, even easier user interface and mobile access.
It also helps reduce storage requirements by up to 80 percent. To achieve this, the storage system leverages IBM Storwize family virtualization and unique IBM real-time Compression technologies. This allows the clients to run their most important workloads with no application performance degradation.
New POWER7+, x440 and x220 compute nodes will provide clients with a wide range of advanced processing technology to deliver workload optimization and choice for client datacenters. Also, all POWER compute nodes are now available as build-to-order components in Flex System.
New converged fabric switches providing Fiber Channel over Ethernet and new adaptors will allow clients to choose from a wide variety of advanced networking technologies that integrate into existing network topologies and provide optimized bandwidth for their workloads.
“Clients are telling us that when they look to upgrade the legacy servers and storage that constitute their current IT infrastructures they don't want to spend too much time and effort tuning and managing the new systems. These are the companies that are turning to PureSystems to reduce their costs and increase their datacenter utilization,” GM of IBM PureFlex Andrew Monshaw noted in a statement.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey