IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - January 2018 - 14
PowerSC security and compliance
ensures that all of the tools
and capabilities are in
place. As malware looks for
security and compliance stymies
these attacks by keeping clients'
security up to date.
authentication (MFA) provides
another level of assurance.
Similar to mobile authentication
notifications, PowerSC security
and compliance will ask
administrators for a second or
third factor of authentication. This
ensures that the individual has
the authority to make the changes
in the infrastructure. The PCI DSS
as well as U.S. federal guidelines
IBM's focus on security, performance, scalability
and availability is as important for the cloud
as it is for traditional infrastructures. By using
Power Systems servers, clients can leverage the
platform's traditional advantages with the flexibility
and variable workload environment that cloud
offers. Clients that are reluctant to explore the cloud
should rest assured they will be gaining capabilities,
not losing them, Sibley says.
Some clients may be committed to cloud, but aren't
certain how to migrate their traditional infrastructure.
They may be using cloud for some tasks, but
need guidance on bringing core databases and
mission-critical applications to cloud. Clients can use
the PowerVC and PowerVM solutions to evolve their
infrastructure and integrate it to cloud.
Moreover, IBM makes it simple for clients
to monitor and manage their traditional and
cloud-based infrastructure in one place. IBM
Cloud Management Console aggregates all of
the information on a client's
infrastructure into a single
console. Patch planning
lets clients see the status of
patches across the enterprise
at a glance and makes it easy
to see what needs updating.
Further, the Power Systems
platform integrates into cloud
orchestration software like
VMware's vRealize product.
development is the ability for
clients to purchase and deploy
on-premises capacity from the
IBM Marketplace in minutes.
In today's business climate
where clients want to align
costs to usage and need the
ability to add capacity quickly,
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