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  • - Systems Software: General announcements
    • - Updated version of the Systems Software Business Partner Education guide now available

      This guide outlines basic, intermediate and advanced Systems Software education available to Sales and Technical Business Partner reps. It also includes a list of the key publications/websites to help IBM Business Partners increase their sales and earning power, while building customer loyalty. Available for IBM Business Partners.

    • - Platform Computing: An IBM company

      IBM has closed the acquisition of Platform Computing, an industry leading provider of technical computing cluster, grid, and cloud management software. This strategic acquisition will help to deliver additional client value by creating the foundation for integrated solutions that combine Platform Computing's leading in cluster, grid, and high performance computing (HPC) cloud management technologies with IBM (HPC) and technical computing offerings. Find a new sales overview, FAQs, key links and more in the IBM Business Partner announcement kit.

    • - Systems Software and Power Systems "At-A-Glance"

      A new series of "quick read" overviews describing how the Systems Software portfolio with its virtualization, management and availability offerings integrates and provides value to each of the STG platforms, are available. Sign in to read the overview for:

  • - Systems Software: Systems Management
    • - New! Client ready "combo" on Systems Director value

      A new client ready presentation and its companion whitepaper, both titled " Systems Director: Optimized and Simplified Management of IT Infrastructures. It describes the value that Systems Director provides through effective management of resources in a heterogeneous infrastructure. It can be used at all levels of an enterprise, from CEO to IT Administrator.

    • - IBM Systems Director: Optimized and simplified management of IT infrastructures

      A new IBM white paper describes how Systems Director and plug-ins help IT managers and administrators address staff productivity, maintain and exceed service levels while controlling, and reducing, costs. It provides several examples using IBM Systems Director references and case studies. IBM Business Partners download here.

    • - Systems Director 6.3 is now available

      The new Systems Director 6.3, the new Systems Director VMControl 2.4 and updated Systems Director plug-ins announced on Oct. 12, 2011, are now available for download on ibm.com. IBM Systems Software, the Integrating Force in Smarter Computing, delivers new cloud-ready capabilities to improve system utilization and increase staff productivity, with the new Systems Director v 6.3 and the new Systems Director VMControl 2.4.

    • - Systems Director 6.3 strips away complexity

      Read how Systems Director 6.3 is "Stripping Away Complexity" in this article from IBM Systems Magazine: Systems Director 6.3 brings virtualization power to IBM i..

    • - New IBM’s System Director 6.3 whitepaper

      A new whitepaper from Clabby Associates reviews the new IBM’s System Director 6.3 and comments on its improved usability, installability and functionality. IBM Business Partners download here.

    • - New whitepaper: IBM’s System Director VMControl

      A new Clabby Associates whitepaper titled IBM’s System Director VMControl: Advanced Multi-Platform Virtualization Management is available, covering the new Systems Director VMControl 2.4 with extended support for next generation hypervisor KVM. IBM Business Partners here.

    • - Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1 Resources

      TPC 4.2.2 improves customer time-to-value with key enhancements including Storage Tiering Reports, XIV support for SAN Planner and performance analytics, and Storwize V7000 Unified support for end-to-end file and block storage management.

    • - Systems Director 6.3

      The latest edition of the IBM Systems Magazine for Power features an article on how Systems Director 6.3 is "Stripping Away Complexity" Read how Systems Director 6.3 brings virtualization power to IBM i.

    • - Replay: Technical review for Systems Director 6.3

      Missed the Technical Review webinar for the new Systems Director 6.3? A replay is available for download here.

  • - Systems Software: Virtualization
    • - New! KYI "Open Virtualization and KVM" Education Module for BPs

      A new "Know Your IBM" education module on Open Virtualization and KVM helps IBM Business Partners understand the KVM "Open" Advantage, by describing the overall benefits of Open Virtualization, taking a deep dive into the KVM hypervisor and explaining how KVM opens the door to new opportunities while keeping the competition out.

    • - New! KVM Sales Training

      Don't miss these recorded KVM sales training sessions - both a long and a short (15 min) version are available - covering open virtualization with KVM capabilities, proof points, value proposition and related selling opportunities with key OI questions to help uncover new strategic deals. See details for IBM Business Partners.

    • - From VMworld Europe: IBM Virtualization

      From the floor at VMWorld Europe, IBM Vicepresident of Marketing and Sales, Systems Software and ISVs, Inna Kuznetsova discusses virtualization and the journey to cloud, with new announcements that help clients become cloud ready. Check out this short video here.

    • - KVM for Server Virtualization: An Open Source Solution Comes of Age

      Server virtualization has quickly become a trusted, mainstream solution aboard x86 servers. KVM, which stands for kernel-based virtual machine, is the newest hypervisor to enter the virtualization market, and it joins a market that already has no fewer than four other major solutions in place. Like several other Type 1 hypervisors, it is embedded into an operating system (OS), namely Linux. However, the implementation of KVM into the OS is unique in several ways. This brief IDC White Paper examines the architecture, progression, and future of KVM and its related management software. (This is the longer version of a short paper IDC released in May 2011.) Download here.

    • - New KVM sales kits

      KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is the most recent step in the evolution of open source, x86 virtualization technology. Based on Linux, the KVM hypervisor is cost-effective and offers clients choice while delivering enterprise-class performance, scalability and security - for both Linux and Windows workloads. You can find a KVM Sales Kit here:

    • - New Whitepaper - KVM: Hypervisor Security You Can Depend On

      An IBM Linux Technology Center whitepaper discusses KVM as the trusted open source virtualization technology for the security of your cloud. Download here.

      KVM: Hypervisor Security You Can Depend On is a new whitepaper from the IBM Linux Technology Center white paper, discussing how KVM is the trusted open source virtualization technology for the security of your cloud.

    • - KVM Security Paper

      A new whitepaper titled KVM: Hypervisor Security You Can Depend On from the IBM Linux Technology Center whitepaper discusses KVM as the trusted open source virtualization technology for the security of your cloud (November 2011). Available for download here.

      KVM: Hypervisor Security You Can Depend On is a new whitepaper from the IBM Linux Technology Center white paper, discussing how KVM is the trusted open source virtualization technology for the security of your cloud.

    • - KVM Sales Training

      Don't miss these recorded KVM sales training sessions - both a long and a short (15 min) version are available - covering open virtualization with KVM capabilities, proof points, value proposition and related selling opportunities with key OI questions to help uncover new strategic deals.See details for IBM Business Partners .

    • - New KVM performance benchmark

      IBM continues to deliver leadership benchmark results with KVM on System x. Check out a newKVM performance benchmark on IBM System x.

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