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Four Ways to Use Performance Management for Power Systems

Maximize Your Organization’s Configuration

IBM Power Systems are some of the most valuable assets that an organization has. In order to make the most of those assets, however, you need to be able to understand how the system is being utilized, and how your organization’s growth is likely to impact that system. You need to be able to make realistic plans on how to improve service and manage risks, all while reducing costs. Power Systems provide you with a framework in which to meet the changing needs of your organization, and IBM’s Performance Management for Power Systems gives you the ability to do just that.

Here are some ways that you can use PM for Power Systems to maximize your organization’s configuration:

Visualize your Virtualization

PM for Power Systems lets you step back and look at the big picture. You can see what utilization truly is across the enterprise. From there, you can make intelligent and informed decisions about virtualization. You can decide, for example, whether to implement a multi-OS multi-partition environment. PM for Power Systems gives you the information you need to make that kind of decision. You can even use PM for Power Systems to try out various system workloads on your IBM Power System.
Ongoing interactive Access

Not only can you take a snapshot of what your Power System utilization looks like right now, you can also have access to historical performance data. This means that you can look back at utilization and capacity concerns as far back as 24 months, which can be extremely useful in making plans for future utilization.

Easy Configuration

PM for Power Systems comes in a couple of different options. There are “no additional charge” and “nominal charge” options, depending on the level of detail that you need from your systems.

Once you complete the initial setup process, the rest of what PM for Power Systems does for you is automated. This relieves valuable IT personnel from the tedious, laborious and, ultimately, expensive tasks that make up the day-to-day systems management routine.

Broad Support

If you have a mix of different IBM technologies, PM for Power Systems can provide you with integrated access to all of your hardware configurations. Currently, PM for Power Systems supports current IBM I as well as AIX and the hardware models that they are currently running on. It also supports IBM POWER processor-based blades running both IBM I and AIX. It doesn’t support x86 blades, and it doesn’t support  a handful of rack type servers. Make sure yours are supported, of course, before you implement PM for Power Systems.


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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.