Under the Label Private Power Cloud (PPC) Rack IBM has put together a new open hybrid cloud offer. It combines an optimized hardware and software stack from Power9 server and software from IBMS and Red HATS portfolio and should simplify providing a private cloud environment. In addition, IBM introduced new Power Systems I / O extensions.
Two variants for developers and the RZ
The PPC rack offer, the IBM from 12. Marz Available, there are two pronouncements: for development and productive environments. The former consists of a Power S922 knot with 20 cores, 256 GB of RAM and 3.2 TB of NVME memory. Run on Rhel 8, IBMS PowerVM and PowerVC and Red Hats Openshift Container Platform for Power. As an option IBMS Spectrum Storage Suite can be booked.
For the productive environment, there is a 42-HE rack with three POWER S922 nodes, a one flash system 5200 with at least 9.6 TB, two 24-port switches (SAN24B-6) for FiberChannel of the 6. Generation; Optional can be a 52-port layer2 / 3-switch order. Software side occurs compared to the development variant still Red Hat Openshift Container Storage.
New Linux Driver, AIX 7.3 this year
In addition to the CLOUD’s round-smoked package, IBM introduced some extensions for its power systems. Among other things there for the PCIE3 x8 dual port Fiber Channel adapter only official Linux support. The adapter is available for models S922, S914, S924, E950, as well as E980 and now also for H922 and H924. He sets at least RHEL 8 for Power 8.3 or AIX 7.2 (7200-04 with Service Pack 7200-04-02-2028 or 7200-05) or high ahead. AIX 7.3 IBM was still committed to this year.