The ability to mix and match Power blades and x86 blades in the same chassis was a great start. But, IBM upped the ante by increasing the processor density of those blades, across both architectures, which enables large enterprise organizations to experience a depth of physical footprint consolidation like never before.
The only problem with the PureFlex system is that it is costly. It’s not a system IBM markets aggressively to many small and mid-sized organizations. That’s about to change.
Connectria Hosting is currently testing a PureFlex system for one of our larger healthcare customers and plans to deploy a similar system for our next generation “open cloud.”
If you have a heterogeneous server/operating system environment, OR your current AIX or i/OS server need to be replaced, this is good news. Connectria can provide you a mixed OS, Private/Hybrid Cloud leveraging the PureFlex system.
Combine the PureFlex system’s consolidation of environments with Connectria’s managed services for all the systems listed above and you have a combination that can truly enable IT to get out of the day-to-day logistics of owning and operating IT infrastructure. Connectria’s customers can focus on the strategic aspect of IT – transforming the applications and the data into business results.