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Apr 22, 2018

Use of IBM PureFlex in Green IT Consulting

Green IT Consulting firms should be able to evaluate and document current environment (i.e. equipment, software, staff usage, satisfaction, need for change and growth) including power, network, storage, SAN, back up, and rack space to create an accurate solution including hardware, software, and services based upon the needs and expectations of customer.
They also have to be able to identify areas of risk related to the implementation planning issues (i.e HVAC, Security, Networking, Operations, Storage, space, power and cooling, skills assessment and education, TDA when used)
IBM Architecture Strategy - Large Data Requirements Planning

Indicate specific features, functionality, your current IT and business issues, e.g. consolidation, upgrading, replacing. cost reduction, staffing, etc. relevant to this request.

Check all the expert integrated infrastructure solutions and PureSystems offerings that apply to your requirements:

Questions: Do you have previous versions of System x BladeCenter? Do you have previous versions of Intelligent Cluster, iDataPlex and Power Systems? Describe your current Data Center Infrastructure (Power, Space, Cooling)

What operating system will you be running? (Select all that apply: Microsoft Windows, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Server, VMware, PowerVM, Oracle Solaris, AIX, IBM i operating system, MS Hyper-V, KVM, Other)

Which IBM PureFlex System is on your mind? (IBM PureFlex System Express, IBM PureFlex System Standard, IBM PureFlex System Enterprise ...)

Check your preferred IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis Types (FOUNDATION OFFERINGS: 10U 7893 server platform, 10U 8721 server platform, 10U 8724 server platform ...

Direct attached storage Options
Estimated disk storage

Internal drives (2 hot-swap HDDs or 4 SSDs / Embedded SSDs for caching applications, Flex Flash, 8 embedded high performance SSDs. Storage expansion unit (Mixed configs) - SSDs and HDDs ...)

Number of additional hot swap drives (1GB RAID Cache ...)

Shared Storage (Integrated V7000 Storage ITE, External disk storage systems, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM XIV Storage System series, IBM System Storage DS8000 series, IBM System Storage DS5000 series, IBM System Storage DS3000 series, IBM System Storage N series ...)

Storage Features (Remote mirroring, External Virtualization Unified Storage, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack, IBM Systems Director, IBM Active Cloud Engine ...)

What processor platform(s) would you like? (x86, IBM POWER, Both x86 and IBM POWER ...)

IBM Flex System Compute Nodes/Elements x86 and Power7 (No compromise portfolio offerings: x240, x220 and/or x222 Compute Node, p260 and/or p24L Compute Nodes, x440, p460 Compute Node, PCI Expansion Unit ...)

What will be the server function? (Application server, Database server, Web server, Mail server, Compute-intensive HPC workloads, Thin Client Computing, Virtualization, Other ...)

PureApplication System: Built-in expertise to address complex business and operational tasks automatically. All of your existing AIX, IBM i, Linux and Windows applications will run on IBM PureSystems.

IBM VMControl Express Edition
IBM VMControl Standard Edition
IBM VMControl Enterprise Edition

Number of VM workloads
Describe the related software and middleware
How do you relate virtual networking to physical networking?

Describe your virtualization requirements and check all the below that relates to your requirements (PowerVM, VMware, XEN, HyperV ...)

Chassi networking capabilities (Features on-demand: 40 Gb Capable Ethernet Switch, 16 Gb Capable SAN Switch, 56 Gb Capable Infiniband FDR Switch, 220 Gb Uplink BW, 10 Gb iSCSI and FCoE offering, 40 Gb end to end FCoE offering ...)

Additional IBM products/services you'd like to include in your request: (Select all that apply - Options and upgrades (eg. interconnects/power/memory), Storage (eg. disk/tape/san), Software: Backup and Recovery Services, Financing, Integration Services, Education, Business Partner Solutions, Other Cloud Solutions ...)

Software products (WebSphere Services Registry & Repository, IBM Power Systems (Hardware), System x, IBM Storage, BladeCenter ...)

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