Not sure how much people out there have heard of system pools, but I wanted to use this post to spur a little discussion about them. First, System Pools transform management of virtualized workloads on IBM Systems - allowing the entire combinations of virtual workloads to be managed as a single entity. This configuration lowers your total cost of ownership by making the best use of your hardware resources at any given time. System Pools can be be rapidly reconfigured and scaled using IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition. On a dime, new virtual workloads can be provisioned immediately scaling the resource pool. Unused virtual workloads can be dropped, allowing your pool to scale more effectively. Also, if ever faced with unplanned outages, you can easily spin up more resources and accommodate your influx of traffic.
Honestly, this stuff is pretty cool. But I'm a bit on the technogeek side.