IBM puts Power systems in the cloud: News in brief

IBM will now offer a CloudBurst appliance based on Power systems.

IBM revs CloudBurst appliance with Power system option
IBM will add Power systems as an option for its CloudBurst 2.1 appliance, a hardware and software bundle that has thus far been available only with x86-based blades. The new CloudBurst 2.1 for Power systems is based on IBM Power 750 systems, and can support from 160 to 2,900 virtual machines using IBM LPAR (or Logical Partitions) technology.

Other than server hardware, CloudBurst also includes IBM Service Delivery Manager software, which provides orchestration and self-service provisioning, monitoring and management, and billing and metering. The appliance will be available December 17.

IBM will also offer IBM Service Delivery Manager as a standalone software bundle for shops with existing hardware resources on which they want to build out a cloud.

Fujitsu partners with Egenera for I/O virtualization
Fujitsu blade server users that want to explore I/O pooling and virtualization can now use Egenera PAN Manager software, which has been certified for the Primergy BX900 Blade Server. PAN Manager also runs on the Dell PowerEdge M1000e Modular Blade Enclosure, and Egenera’s own BladeFrame, and supports storage from 3Par, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and NetApp.

Capacity planner Neptuny rebrands as Moviri
Having sold its Caplan capacity management product to BMC Software, Neptuny will change its name to Moviri and continue operations as a Caplan consultancy service.

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