Distributed computing has been transformed with the introduction of virtualization technology. This has driven a re-architecture of traditional data center workload placement. In 2012, IBM announced IBM PureSystems, a new offering based on pre-configured software, servers, and storage that form an "Expert Integrated System." Expert integrated systems now combine traditional IT resources into a single optimized solution, with pre-packaged components including servers, storage devices, networking equipment, and software. With this evolution of technology, we move from discrete, siloed, and underutilized IT resources to shared resource pools.
This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install, tailor and configure SmartCloud Entry on IBM PureFlex System. This book is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about cloud computing with SmartCloud Entry and offerings based on IBM Flex System elements.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM PureFlex System and Cloud
Chapter 2. Overview of Example IBM Flex System
Chapter 3. SmartCloud Entry Introduction and Concepts
Chapter 4. Hardware setup and configuration
Chapter 5. SmartCloud Entry Installation and Configuration
Chapter 6. SmartCloud Entry Usage
Appendix A. Known Problems and Workarounds
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