IBM PureFlex for private cloud solutions

As more customers look at the IBM PureFlex System as a foundation for their private cloud solutions, many customers ask how the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and IBM Service Delivery Manager systems fit as part of the integrated stack delivered. The short answer for customers is that they each build on top of the PureFlex System foundation, and provide customers additional functionality on top of the factory integrated and optimized stack provided.

ibm service delivery managerBecause IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and Service Delivery Manager are hardware solutions that run on all platforms, these solutions give customers additional functionality such as pattern-based deployment and orchestration on top of their choice of hardware. To learn more about these solutions, see the following sources:

  • IBM Service Delivery Manager:

http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/service-delivery-manager/

  • IBM SmartCloud Provisioning:

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/smartcloud-provisioning/

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David Kwock

About David Kwock

David is a Service Management Solution Architect in the US. He has 11 years of experience in the IT Service Management field, 4 of which have been with IBM. His areas of expertise include service management, service-oriented architecture, cloud computing and dynamic infrastructure. He has written extensively about IT Service Management and service-oriented architecture including an IBM Redpaper™ publication about Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS deployment in a retail environment and Tivoli integration scenarios.
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