Data Center and Cloud Solutions

The broad portfolio of deeply integrated, end-to-end solutions offered by IBM and VMware meets needs across your data center and infrastructure, improving operations management as well as desktop and user computing. And this portfolio continues to grow. IBM and VMware joint solutions help customers reduce IT complexity and cost while increasing agility and improving performance.

VMware vSphere with Operations Management on IBM System x

VMware vSphere with Operations Management on IBM System x addresses the needs of customers who wish to capture key cloud benefits without making significant cloud infrastructure investments. IBM System x platforms provide robust and innovative solutions for optimizing virtualization.

Benefits include:

  • Architected for Better Performance
    The underlying architecture allows you to support up to 1 TB additional memory -- by far the most memory in the industry for x86 servers -- enabling you to run more VMs per processor and expand memory.
  • Pre-Integrated, Pre-Tested and Cloud-Ready
    Everything you need is available in a single, pre-tested, pre-integrated and preconfigured solution, optimized to manage larger workloads.
  • Simpler, More Productive Workflows
    Deeply integrated system management tools allow you to perform management, monitoring, configuration and task updates for servers, and provision and migrate volumes for storage.

VMware vCloud Suite on IBM X6 systems

VMware vCloud Suite with IBM X6 can help your enterprise data center team quickly build an exceptionally reliable private cloud that enables mission-critical applications and efficiently manage it. Over time, you can flexibly extend and scale it into a true software-defined data center.

Benefits include:

  • Better Performance
    Enjoy 100 percent faster compute performance 1 to accelerate decision-making, consistent performance across applications and 3X more memory capacity 2 for increased VM performance.
  • Agility
    Easily add capacity and have business-critical workloads up and running within minutes, and migrate workloads within minutes between servers with no downtime.
  • Reduced IT Costs
    Running vCloud Suite on IBM X6 with the new IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage technology results in high CapEx and OpEx savings, and greater resource utilization and staff productivity.

[1] 100 percent performance improvement is based on preliminary results of SPECint*_rate_base2006, SPECfp*_rate _base2006, and TPC-E benchmarks, plus performance gains from eXFlash DIMM storage. SPEC and TPC benchmark results will be available at and, respectively, after 2/18/14. Configurations: four-socket x3850 X6 server using Intel Xeon processor E7-4890 v2 vs. four-socket server using the previous top-of-the-line E7-4870 (v1).

[2] 6 TB maximum memory vs. 2 TB or less for previous-generation competitive four-socket servers.