Bring cloud native to the enterprise on IBM Power Systems
IBM Cloud Private (ICP) on Power is an open Kubernetes platform that helps developers easily build and deploy containerized applications. ICP enables administrators to provide top-notch availability, performance and security in an on-premises private cloud. ICP provides automation and secure access to mission-critical applications and data running in Linux, AIX or IBM i environments, and innovative technologies including AI, Blockchain and IoT. ICP enables enterprises to modernize existing applications, leverage DevOps models for rapid application development, and establish a control point for multi-cloud strategy and digital transformation.
The IBM® Power® Systems Private Cloud Solution is an infrastructure offering that enables you to take advantage of cloud agility and economics while getting the same business continuity and flexibility that you already enjoy from Power Systems servers. The Power Systems Private Cloud Solution offers:
- Cost optimization with pay-for-use pricing
- Automated and consistent IT management with Red Hat® Ansible® for IBM Power Systems
- Increased flexibility with hybrid cloud utilizing IBM Cloud® Paks
- IBM Proactive Support for Power Systems services
- IBM Systems Lab Services Assessment and implementation assistance
The Power Systems Private Cloud Solution can support Elastic Capacity or Shared Utility capacity across a collection of IBM Power System E980 or IBM Power System E950 servers.
The Power Systems Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity expands IBM Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 beyond Power E980 systems to Power E950 systems and provides a complete range of flexibility to tailor initial system configurations with the right mix of purchased and pay-for-use consumption of processor, memory, and software.
Shared Utility Capacity, monitored and metered through an IBM Cloud Management Console (CMC), enables enhanced multisystem resource sharing and offers fully active, by-the-minute consumption of on-premises Power E980 or Power E950 compute resources within a Power Enterprise Pool.
Elastic Capacity, deployed through the IBM Entitled Systems Support (ESS) website, offers processor and memory capacity by the day.
Additionally, the Power Systems Private Cloud Solution offers support services through Proactive Support for Power Systems, which is designed to provide an integrated approach to proactive, coordinated support for multiproduct and multivendor IT environments. It maximizes IT infrastructure availability at an effective cost.
The Power Systems Private Cloud Solution also offers a Private Cloud Capacity Assessment and implementation service from IBM Systems Lab Services, which can be preselected at time of purchase or requested for qualifying Power servers.
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