IBM Implementation Services for System p™ - Advanced POWER™ Virtualization is designed for organizations that want to take advantage of the virtualization capabilities available on most IBM System p servers so they can reduce network complexity, improve utilization and performance and decrease costs-along a faster implementation timeline and with a reduced risk of business disruption.
Server sprawl - it's a growing problem in many organizations. Whether you're big or small, upgrading your infrastructure or merging with another company, it's likely that you're deploying new applications and facing data proliferation challenges. All of which leads to one thing: too many servers. Redundant servers can clutter your network, compromising performance levels and costing you more to manage and maintain it.
Wouldn't you like to get more performance and efficiency out of the hardware assets you already own? You can, if you own or are considering purchasing IBM System p servers, for which leading virtualization technology is usually available. Designed to help you avoid using your valuable in-house resources on time-consuming virtualization implementation projects, IBM Implementation Services for System p - Advanced POWER Virtualization provides fixed-cost planning, installation, configuration, training and project management services.
Advanced POWER Virtualization capabilities can help your organization simplify server management, reduce costs, and improve server utilization and performance. These capabilities include:
Virtual I/O server
Partition load manager
IBM Micro-Partitioning™ technology
Leveraging IBM's world-class System p and virtualization expertise can help you speed implementation time and reduce the risk of business disruption during your transition to a consolidated and virtualized server platform. This service is available for System p servers that are based on IBM POWER5™ and POWER6™ technology.