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Blog February 20, 2013

IBM PureFlex First Look

Connectria has been hosting IBM technologies including IBM i, AIX, Lotus/Notes and IBM Websphere since 1998. Over the last couple of months we started working with the brand new IBM Pureflex system. According to the IBM website it is a “fully integrated system with unified management of compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources that utilize built-in Patterns of Expertise based on IBM’s decades of experience and thousands of client deployments. We are excited to start offering this system to customers as it provides:

  • Higher application density in the same floor space as older systems
  • Faster set-up times
  • Can also provide improved performance for critical applications.

What’s Next

The increased density these systems provide will allow Connectria’s IBM AIX and IBM i Cloud servers to become even more space efficient and cost effective.  If you were to buy this system for your own dedicated use, the upfront investment is north of $100K but with a hosted solution from Connectria those capital costs can be broken up into a flat monthly fee, making this platform much more accessible to organizations of all sizes.

Our engineers have gone through IBM’s PureFlex training and are now certified for 24×7 management of the system. At this point in time, it looks like the initial adoption rate will be slow and gradual, but over time I envision this to become a vital piece of hardware in our data center.

Have you had any experience with the IBM PureFlex System? If so, what did you think?

If you are interested in learning more about our IBM managed hosting services and supported platforms give us a call or contact us today.

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