In today’s life, we always look for simplicity with any new purchase for our home or office equipment. Let me tell you my recent TV buying experience.
We were looking to buy 55-inch TV for my home. We looked around local places and found out a couple of stores were selling the TV model we were looking for. The next task was delivery and setup. The local companies were doing delivery but they were not providing convenient service to make my life easier.
After doing research on the Internet, we learned about a company that has simplicity built in for delivery and setup.
The company’s delivery and setup mechanism was very simple. The delivery guys remove the TV from the box, set up the TV where you want it in your home, connect the power, give you time to connect to your cable or satellite receiver, wait until you can view channels on your TV, and then they leave. While leaving, even they tell you to keep the box until the warranty expires. That was a very satisfying experience.
Now, let’s talk about IBM PureApplication System. We have simplicity built in at every level.
Let me provide several basic details of what happens after the PureApplication System is delivered to the customer shop where one IBM team does the following steps:
- Unwraps the box.
- As planned, moves the system to your specific location and makes sure you have the Power Distribution Unit (PDU) available with the necessary power connections.
- Opens the back door of the system.
- Removes the shipping brackets from the power supplies and control nodes.
- Engages the power supplies and control nodes.
- Connects the four power cables to the PDUs.
- Connects one network cable from the network switch to the customer network for management purposes.
- Powers on the system from the PDU.
- Switches on the IBM Storwize v7000 enclosure power supplies.
- Closes the back door of the system.
- Slides out the Service Laptop tray located at U22 in the front of the rack, and turns it on.
- Configures the system.
As you can see, no complexity is involved. Everything is made as simple as it is supposed to be. Your next question is who will perform these steps? It will be done by “One IBM Team.”
One very important point about the steps is this: From the time the power is connected until the time the system is up and running with a sample workload deployed takes only four hours.
You can see the PureApplication System setup process in following video:
After reading this, I am sure you can say set up is as easy as setting up the TV in your home.