These patterns of expertise come from IBM itself, independent software vendors (more than 150 patterns from more than 125 ISVs are already available), or from customers themselves (eg, to transfer experience between different geographical regions). IBM claims this feature can reduce the time needed for some tasks from days to hours.
Another part of the PureSystems story is what IBM calls "scale-in" system design. The integration and automation of server, storage and networking components means PureSystems can handle twice as many applications as some other IBM systems in the same space, company officials claimed.
When combined with cloud management software, PureSystems makes private cloud deployment a matter of minutes, with self-service and provisioning built in. PureSystems can automatically adjust to changing workload requirements. The PureSystems family incorporates software and technologies used in IBM's SmartCloud Services public cloud.
"With its new scale-in design and built-in expertise, PureSystems represents an important advance in the evolution of computing," said Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive, software and systems, IBM. "By tightening the connections between hardware and software, and adding incomparable software know-how, PureSystems is designed to help clients to free up time and money to focus on innovation that many businesses cannot address due to ever rising costs and staffing needs in the traditional data centre."
PureSystems is the result of a four-year program with $US2 billion spent on R&D and acquisitions.