A cloud delivery model can help a business achieve significant efficiencies. These efficiencies apply to enterprises who employ cloud delivery privately, within their own data centers and firewalls, as well as Cloud Service Providers who make resources available to others.
However, an optimum mix of both private and public cloud models, or what is more popularly known as a hybrid cloud, is becoming the most common solution. As businesses try to use cloud to enhance productivity and cut costs, a hybrid cloud strategy is proving to be the most effective way to reap the benefits of iSeries cloud.
Power Systems satisfies customers.
Whether you’re looking for a private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid cloud solution, IBM Power Systems provide industry-leading benefits and accelerate cloud innovation. Here are five advantages of iSeries cloud for cloud delivery:
- RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) – as well as performance – are exceptional.
Reliability and availability are crucial no matter what workload you deliver through the cloud. The typical period between failures in Power Systems’ mid-range and high-end systems is in the region of 70 to 100 years. This translates to 99.997% availability. Power Systems also have capabilities like Live Partition Mobility and dynamic resource allocation to help manage virtual machine availability and elasticity.
- Virtualization of leadership
Power Systems’ PowerVM hypervisor is one of the most durable and flexible in the industry, enabling virtual machines (VMs) with as few as one-twentieth of a core or as many as 256 cores. PowerVM provides excellent virtual machine isolation. Power is optimized to execute a large number of tasks per server with system utilization in the 70 to 80 percent range thanks to statistical multiplexing on high-end systems.
- Security that is certified
When it comes to operating systems, AIX and IBM I have established security records that are unrivaled in the industry, reducing risk and the requirement for patching. IBM PowerSC also assists in enforcing compliance with industry and legal regulations, as well as reducing the time and effort required to track and report compliance for audits.
- Strong economics and a growing ecosystem
The Power Developer Platform has been unveiled, which will provide an environment for our partners and ISVs to easily convert their apps and solutions to Power. There are a growing number of open source development and automation tools available for Power cloud, including Chef, Puppet, OpenStack Heat, and Ubuntu JuJu, in addition to IBM development tools for Power such as Power Linux SDK, Image Composition and Construction Tool, IBM WorkLight SmartCloud Orchestrator, and SmartCloud Application Services.