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IBM Systems and Technology Group Data Sheet

IBM Systems – Cross Brand

IBM Systems Director
Dramatically reduce operational complexity and costs. Significantly increase agility and efficiency.

Highlights


Unifies the essential management of IBM servers, storage and network devices delivering a consistent look and feel for common management tasks that reduces operational complexityIntegrates IBM’s best-of-breed virtualization capabilities to provide new ways to simplify the management of physical and virtual platform resources Reduces energy costs and usage by monitoring and managing the energy and cooling needs of servers and storage Easy integration with enterprise service management tools from Tivoli® as well as other third-party providers IBM® Systems Director Editionsprovide options to select the level of leading management solutions based on your needs

Today a crisis is emerging in many data centers. Spending on administration and energy is growing rapidly and now exceeds the spending on the server hardware for many enterprises. IBM Systems Director is a unified platform management solution to help control costs by managing energy, virtualization and overallsystems operations. It can help reduce system administration and energy costs by nearly 30 percent in a typical data center.1 IBM Systems Director is an easy-to-use point-and-click platform management tool that is entitled for use with IBM systems. It streamlines the way physical and virtual systems are managed across multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM and non-IBMplatforms.







Becoming more efficient
IBM Systems Director helps administrators automate data center operations. Built-in automation capabilities enable IT administrators to schedule updates and configuration changes to proactively avoid problems, and reduce the administrative burden of routine maintenance. Featuring simplified discovery and automated configuration, compute resourcescan be quickly added for management. Powerful grouping capabilities with nesting of resources help organize resources for efficient operation. A simplified interface is used to create action plans for events that can trigger automatic responses such as e-mail notification or task execution. To help drive system compliance and consistency, the update management feature can automatically notify usersof out-of-date systems and provide simplified tasks to download and install updates.



IBM Systems and Technology Group Data Sheet

IBM Systems – Cross Brand

Easy to use
IBM Systems Director features a user-friendly, Web-based interface that helps guide administrators with an extensive array of wizards. Resource views of systems and groups clearly show relationships between physicaland virtual resources. Customizable dashboards summarize critical resources and provide drilldown for detailed status. Quick “time to value” is provided by simplified deployment, installation and update process with default and custom installation options. A welcome page informs and educates administrators with summarized status reports and tutorials and assistance with common tasks. IBM SystemsDirector helps simplify IT operations by providing a consistent management interface across the breadth of IBM systems: System x®, BladeCenter®, Power Systems™, System z® and select IBM storage and network solutions. Non-IBM x86 servers can also be managed by IBM Systems Director.2

IBM Systems Director simplifies the management of physical and virtual resources across the breath of IBM systemsIBM Systems Director Editions provide Prepackaged Offerings to Meet Your Needs
IBM offers a complete set of platform and enterprise service management solutions that are designed to reduce complexity, manage virtualization, and manage energy of your IBM servers throughout the operational life cycle. IBM Systems Director Editions provide choices to select the package of simple-to-use automated...
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