IBM says the services, anchored by the Web-based tool, can reduce Linux implementation times by nearly a third.
“The tool incorporates industry-application intelligence and best-practice knowledge from thousands of client engagements to ensure consistent implementation around the world,” IBM said.
For grid deployments, IBM is adding the Web-based tool to simplify further the Grid and Grow Express package it introduced last spring.
“The service product includes hardware, software and services, and can be incorporated into current storage and server infrastructure,” IBM said.
The Linux and grid implementation services are available now from IBM Global Services. Pricing was not released.
IBM Grid and Grow