I have great news for those of you who are looking to quickly establish a new IT infrastructure or are due to refresh an existing infrastructure. If you fall into the latter category, we recommend doing this every three to five years, or when you find you need more capacity. Either way, IBM PureFlex makes the process quick and painless. Say goodbye to the days of buying Intel servers one or two at a time, provisioning them individually and then buying networking from yet another company in hopes that it works together for your purposes. This time-saving, integrated solution cuts your deployment time in half!
Here’s how it works: using a cloud infrastructure, PureFlex integrates and optimizes all compute, storage and networking resources to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service out of the box. For simplification purposes, you choose one of two pre-defined and fully-integrated configurations. An easy-to-use setup wizard guides you through the deployment process. The end result is a solution that adeptly bundles the computing, compute nodes, storage, networking and the management of the system.
We have implemented the PureFlex system five times within the last year, and the process was seamless. We expect to see this solution gain even more momentum in the coming months. If you’re interested in how PureFlex might work for you, feel free to leave a comment below.