SmartCloud Entry V2.3 for Power update

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-251
May 22, 2012

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SmartCloud for IBM® Power Systems™ offers a self-service portal and simple process to provision and operate virtualized IT resources (cpu/memory, storage, network) including:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).



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SmartCloud Entry V2.3 for Power® is an entry private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use. It works with a client's existing IBM Power Systems infrastructure, and can enable data center managers to quickly deploy self-service provisioning of virtualized workloads with a simple interface, providing oversight while increasing IT efficiency and lowering administration costs. SmartCloud Entry V2.3 for Power allows Power Systems clients to quickly and easily start the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and leverage the benefits of a cloud delivery model.

SmartCloud Entry V2.3 for Power is a solution that builds upon IBM PowerVM™ virtualization and IBM Systems Director VMControl™ , with support for virtualized AIX® and Linux™ workloads. It can enable rapid scalability by allowing additional servers or blades to be added to the cloud infrastructure. It also includes basic workload metering to support a pay-per-use business model. With SmartCloud Entry V2.3 for IBM Power Systems , clients can quickly and easily start the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and leverage the benefits of a cloud delivery model.

IBM Power Systems are suited for cloud environments, with effective virtualization, scalability, and reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) characteristics, enabling clients to move mission-critical workloads to a private cloud environment. SmartCloud Entry V2.3 for Power leverages these capabilities to quickly and easily deliver an entry private cloud for Power Systems clients.

IBM SmartCloud™ Entry V2.3 for Power was previously announced as Starter Kit for Cloud on Power .



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May 25, 2012



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SmartCloud Entry V2.3 for IBM Power Systems is a lightweight private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use. It is also designed to deliver essential infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Cloud capability on top of the virtualization environment.

Featured enhancements provided by SmartCloud Entry for IBM Power Systems V2.3 include:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Smart Cloud Entry, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, satisfies the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Refer to Software Announcement 211-312, dated October 12, 2011 .



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 Program            Program
 number     VRM     name

 5765-SKC   2.3      IBM SmartCloud  Entry
 5660-SKC   1.1     1yr Software Maintenance
 5661-SKC   1.1     1yr After License Charge
 5662-SKC   1.1     3yr Software Maintenance
 5663-SKC   1.1     3yr Software Maintenance Renewal
 5664-SKC   1.1     3yr After License Charge
  
These product numbers are already announced.
 


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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:        IBM  Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com®  Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: RE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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