Statement of direction: IBM Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 extends ability to pool processor resources and memory resources to IBM POWER9 technology-based servers

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG19-0030
February 12, 2019

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With the aim of providing new levels of flexibility and resource sharing to clients responsible for supporting mission-critical applications within a large-enterprise on-premises or hybrid cloud infrastructure, IBM® offers the following Statement of Direction:

IBM plans to enhance IBM Power® Enterprise Pools by enabling utility capacity across a collection of IBM Power E980 systems. As part of the enhancement, IBM plans to enable available processor and memory resources within a pool to be activated, shared, and utilized dynamically and automatically by the minute, metered by an IBM Cloud™ Management Console.

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