We know that for a successful hybrid cloud plan, innovation realization, and comprehensive digital transformation, modern
Enterprises have increased their investments in modernizing their app portfolios. It entails improving business operating models inside a hybrid cloud strategy to boost cost-efficiency, better productivity, and develop innovation opportunities. IBM application modernization solutions provide methods, tools and skills that help decide on the correct strategy relevant to your portfolio, containerize and modernize legacy applications and speed up the time-to-value of hybrid cloud platforms.
Efficient and flexible utilization
Organizations can manage a surge in demand and support higher cloud workloads per server with IBM PowerVM® hypervisor on-demand CPU capability. It handles demands by distributing pools of CPU core across Red Hat® OpenShift® CoreOS nodes. The differentiating hypervisor constructs like shared processor pools and uncapped processors offer the capability to guarantee performance SLAs while donating unutilized processor cycles to worker nodes that require additional capacity. An 80% utilization is guaranteed on an IBM Power System E980 server via flexibility.
Better performance from software with lesser servers
Users can purchase fewer Power Systems servers to deploy an equivalent range of applications at proportional throughput levels versus competing platforms. It’s because the solution allows users to leverage 3.2x more containers/core with increased CPU threads and observe 2.6x higher price-performance (dependent on the number of containers). Users can gather cloud-native apps with IBM i, AIX and Linux® virtual machine-based applications and enterprise data to utilize low-latency API connections to business-vital data.
Additionally, users can use sub-capacity licensing to decrease containerized software license prices(for example, IBM Cloud Pak Solutions) by leveraging PowerVM shared processor pools. It allows CPU cores to be freely shared across Red Hat OpenShift worker nodes with eliminating app performance.
Improved performance for enterprise data
Deploying Red Hat OpenShift in a virtual machine alongside the IBM i, AIX and Linux® virtual machines offers low-latency secure communication to enterprise data via PowerVM Virtual I/O server. It provides better performance due to lesser network hops. It enables more secured communication between enterprise data stores and new cloud-native applications as network traffic doesn’t need to leave the physical server.
Trusted resilience and security
For organizations to handle the current situations security obstacles, every layer of the IT software and hardware stack must remain protected. IBM Power Systems customers use the most reliable mainstream server platform to pioneer and get to market at a rapid pace without losing out on security. The solution secures the stack with complete end-to-end security at each layer. This includes functionality that enables containers to be protected during and post-deployment via a simple web-based UI.
Pioneer with a sizeable container software ecosystem
At the centre of any application modernization method is a robust software environment that enables teams to innovate with the help of updated technologies. Now is especially a crucial time where open-source communities have an important role in the modernization journeys of organizations. IBM Power Systems deploys the core business apps and a plethora of commercial and open-source container software. When users select Power Systems for modernizing, they select industry-leading performance, security and reliability, as well as excellent computing performance for mission-critical and data-intensity apps. It is a platform for modern container-based apps.