IBM Hybrid Cloud Solution
IBM doesn’t have an Intel based solution for a private cloud system!
If you believe that, then you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that they DO HAVE a very comprehensive Intel based solution, specifically focused on IBM Cloud Private!
The IBM PureApplication Platform is IBM’s representation of an Intel-based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). As defined in Wikipedia, HCI includes, at a minimum, virtualized computing (a hypervisor), a virtualised SAN (software-defined storage) and virtualized networking (software-defined networking). HCI typically runs on industry-standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers.
The primary difference between converged infrastructure (CI) and hyper-converged infrastructure is that in HCI, both the storage area network and the underlying storage abstractions are implemented virtually in software (at or via the hypervisor) rather than physically, in hardware. Because all of the software-defined elements are implemented within the context of the hypervisor, management of all resources can be federated across all instances of a hyper-converged infrastructure.
The IBM PureApplication Platform provides world class hardware combined with Red Hat Linux and VMware, providing a flexible system for configuration – at a very attractive price! At the same time, when combined with IBM Cloud Private, you can receive the substantial benefit gained during your Cloud and Application Systems development efforts.
Whether your strategy for deployment is Kubernetes-based Containers (IBM Cloud Private), Patterns of Expertise (IBM PureApplication Software), or combinations of both, you now can configure a system that has just the right amount of software to support your needs while providing the benefit of the technology behind the IBM PureApplication Platform for all of your other applications.
If Cloud isn’t part of your deployment strategy today, the IBM PureApplication Platform can be used as a stand-alone, integrated Intel configuration, supporting most, if not all, of your current Intel based applications.
(+) What is the IBM PureApplication Platform?
(+) How can the IBM PureApplication Platform be used?