Every customer I speak with is challenged with reducing cost. One key area they are typically focused on is finding tools to help automate the everyday management tasks confronted by system administrators everywhere in the IT industry. IBM is meeting this challenge head-on with our PureSystems family of products and our Flex System Manager in particular. The Flex System Manager provides real value to administrators operating an x86 or Power based server infrastructure based on PureFlex or Flex System components. How? By automating tasks like hypervisor deployment. By streamlining the process for defining new storage volumes containing shared virtual machine files. By using configuration patterns to speed initial system setup.
But the best way to get a feel for how the Flex System Manager can impact the efficiency of your environment is to see it “in action”. And now, it couldn’t be easier to see a demo. Starting May 8th, we will be offering a series of webinars to showcase some of these specific features focused on increasing administrator effeciency. During the webinar we will demonstrate:
- Easy navigation to the server, storage, networking, and virtualized elements of a converged infrastructure
- Adding new x86 capacity to a virtualized infrastructure – including server setup, hypervisor deployment, and storage provisioning
- Lifecycle management including firmware updates
- Integration with VMware virtual management and outage prevention with automated workload movement