IBM PureSystems

IBM PureSystems combine the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance. They are integrated by design and come with built in patterns of expertise gained from decades of experience to deliver a simplified IT experience.

IBM PureFlex™ System integrates servers, storage, networking, virtualization, and management as well as control over tuning the middleware and run-time environment. This built-in expertise enables organizations to simply manage, and flexibly deploy, integrated patterns of virtual and hardware resources through unified management.

IBM PureApplication™ System takes the elements of the PureFlex System and adds pre-integrated middleware. These systems are specifically designed and tuned for transactional web and database applications. They are workload-aware, flexible platforms designed to be easy to deploy, customize, safeguard, and manage in a traditional or private cloud environment to ultimately provide superior IT economics.

What the IBM Innovation Centers can provide

  • IT specialists and architects for end-to-end development assistance to design, architect and test your applications on IBM PureSystems.
  • PureSystems events to help understand the benefits to you and your clients.
  • Access to remote systems.
  • Go-to-market offerings.

Get started

Step 1: Learn more about the Ready for IBM PureSystems technical validation.

You can nominate your solution for validation using the Global Solutions Directory.


Step 2: Receive personalized guidance throughout your development cycle.

IBM will contact you to begin your engagement in the Innovation Center.


Step 3: Access the Virtual Appliance Factory.

If you are interested in creating a Virtual Appliance for IBM PureFlex and wish to obtain the self-enablement kit, complete this step.

Related products

Hardware virtualization – infrastructure management

  • IBM SmartCloud Entry
    Provides increased productivity and faster time to market with entry cloud solutions-private cloud offerings that are affordable and easy to deploy.

Workload virtualization – integrated middleware

  • Virtual Appliances
    Help your organization to exploit ever-evolving cloud computing capabilities and offerings at a record pace to meet future business challenges and gain competitive advantage.
  • PureApplication System patterns of expertise
    Discover proven best practices and experience for complex tasks learned from decades of client and Business Partner engagements that are captured, lab tested and optimized, then built into the system.
  • IBM Workload Deployer
    Provides access to IBM middleware virtual images and patterns to easily, quickly and repeatedly create application environments that can be securely deployed and managed in a private cloud.

Infrastructure selection – flexible delivery

  • IBM IT Services
    Provides access to security-rich, enterprise-class virtual server environments and is well suited for development activities, test activities and other dynamic workloads.
  • IBM Cloud/PaaS
    Accelerates enterprise application development, deployment, management and integration in the cloud.

Hybrid integration – application integration

  • WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration
    Enables companies to rapidly connect their hybrid world of public clouds, private clouds, and on-premise applications.

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Our worldwide centers offer assistance with a variety of activities including performance and scalability testing.

Get access to no charge software and the startup resources you need to develop and bring your Smarter Planet solution to market.

The virtual private network (VPN) service allows you to connect from your office over the Internet to our centers. Since you will not have access to our staff, you will need the ability to perform your porting and testing work on your own.

Learn information technology skills needed to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace.

Network with other IT professionals and gain access to IBM technology and industry experts.

Find a wide range of no-charge workshops, seminars, and briefings conducted by highly trained subject matter experts.