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Cloud computing solutions for federal governments [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- By upgrading their data centers, federal governments can help save money and enhance their services. However, moving data from disparate systems can be risky. Read the solution brief to see how IBM can help support your agency goals through scalable cloud-based solutions within security-rich virtualized environments.

Software Defined Storage Needs a Platform [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- This Storage Switzerland paper examines how software defined storage extends the concept of storage virtualization beyond the mere aggregation of storage assets and basic volume management. Software defined storage adds enhanced capabilities like data protection, storage tiering and storage efficiency.

The next generation of software defined storage will evolve from proprietary services into a platform. This will continue to provide core data services like volume management, snapshots, data tiering but at the same ...

Operational Insight for Running IT at the Speed of Business [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- 8 to 10 page Analyst Whitepaper by Ptak / Noel addressing the need for IT to bring Analytics technology to IT to help them be more proactive, predictive providing faster mean time to repair. This paper will also explore how IBM is helping customers with it's new IT Analytics platform that offers Search, Predict and Optimize capabilities.

Proactively manage business applications and the user experience [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- The comprehensive, integrated IBM portfolio of application performance management solutions enables IT to move beyond basic resource monitoring to optimize infrastructure performance and availability through the use of best practices for identifying and resolving infrastructure problems.

Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovation [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- At many companies today, 70 percent of IT budgets - or more - go into maintenance and operations.1 A large chunk of the remainder typically goes toward deploying applications and configuring hardware for them. But what if you could manage the entire solution stack as a single entity, automate most maintenance tasks and deploy new applications in a matter of hours? You'd most likely be able to dedicate far more of your IT budget to innovation ...

The Power of Cloud - Driving business model innovation [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Indeed, cloud has the power to fundamentally shift competitive landscapes by providing a new platform for creating and delivering business value. To take advantage of cloud's potential to transform internal operations, customer relationships and industry value chains, organizations need to determine how best to employ cloud-enabled business models that promote sustainable competitive advantage.

Expert Integrated Systems: Changing the Experience and Economics of IT [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- It's never been more challenging to work in IT. The continually shifting demands of business and other organizational environments demand a quicker and more effective response from those charged with matching technology to enterprise goals. At the same time, IT faces increased pressures to reduce costs, as markets worldwide force ever-greater efficiencies in enterprise endeavors. In this e-book, we take an in-depth look at these expert integrated systems - what they are, how they work, ...

Delivering Worry-Free Storage [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- For small and midsize businesses, the challenge of building an IT storage infrastructure that is both effective and affordable can be daunting: the amount of information these organizations need to store is constantly increasing, while IT budgets are staying the same, or possibly even shrinking. IT managers will most likely find themselves having to do more with less. Learn how IBM's new features for low-end storage systems can increase efficiency, protect the data storage environment, ...

Surviving The Technical Security Skills Crisis - An Assessment Of The Current Security Skills Landscape And How To Overcome It [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The security world is a scary place, and it's getting scarier. Every day brings more risks, threats, customer demands, and regulations. Worse yet, it's becoming more difficult to recruit and retain people who really get it and know how to help. It's time for a new model. A survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM shows that security leaders are partnering with managed security services providers in increasing numbers - and the feedback ...

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx-Enabled Next Generation VNX [ Source: EMC ]

October 2013- In this white paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi-core CPUs. It talks about how EMC provides an excellent case study since we have been at the forefront of this evolution.

Protect Your IT System w Next Generation Security [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- A data breach, probings, hackers - protect your your critical IT information. What these real-life examples have in common is that perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read how trusted computing from IBM PureFlex System can help secure your systems against emerging threats.

IBM Power Systems and Their Support for Business Resiliency in Challenging IT Environments? [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.

Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC ...

GHY International: Linux, Key workloads, Density & Efficiency with IBM Power Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Case study on the business value provided to GHY International by Linux on Power - an analyst paper

IBM Redefining Enterprise Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Today, large organizations are being buffeted by a host of changes, many of them unex-pected or unfamiliar. Business information is virtually exploding in size, kind and locale, taxing the abilities of even the most progressive enterprises to keep up. Mobile technolo-gies and business analytics that were once exclusively used by employees with specialized needs and skills are now common across the entire workforce. As a result of all this, IT is bending under the strain ...

The Business and Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel. It discusses the benefits of private cloud solutions, including reduced labor and hardware/software costs, ease of implementation and adoption, scalability, organizational ...

Seeding Clouds on Power Systems with IBM SmartCloud Entry [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Many organizations are genuinely excited about the potential for private clouds, anticipating greater responsiveness for end users and reduced costs for administrators. However, they are also concerned with the risk of taking on added complexity as they make the transition to cloud computing, which by definition introduces new management processes that fundamentally C79redefine how resources are assigned to workloads.

IBM System x3100 M4 and x3250 M4 Servers and Microsoft Small Business Server Solutions [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Edison Group White Paper, "Business-Class Servers for a PC Budget," covering our one-socket servers. It includes updates to Windows Small Business Server to help sell a bundle of Windows SBS and IBM servers. Use it to help promote the benefits of our entry-class servers.

NeXtScale: An Ultra-Dense Hyper-Scale x86 Server Design Built for Managed Hosting, Cloud, Grid and Analytics Environments [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The arrival of ultra-dense, hyper-scale designs such as IBM's NeXtscale is changing system design dynamics in the HPC marketplace. NeXtScale is based on standard components (such as racks and memory). These servers are pretested for reliability and feature dense compute nodes designed for scale-out computing.

Delivering Enterprise Solutions for a World on the Move [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- More than ever, people are making information and personal interaction an integral part of their lives. The question is, how best to seize the opportunities created by this trend?

Vast quantities of data are being generated every moment of every day. People and businesses rely on instant access to this information - and they're also using it in new ways, through mobile technology and social media, along with analytics that enable better, more ...

The Advantage of Leasing IBM Storwize V7000 Storage Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Robert Frances Group believes IT executives should be employing the new generation of storage solutions that offer advanced storage management capabilities - like the IBM Storwize V7000 storage systems - in their target system environments. In that the total cost of ownership (TCO) differential between leasing and purchasing is minimal although the first-year savings impact is substantial, IT executives should seriously consider leasing the storage. Management should understand the value proposition of storage leasing and ...

IBM Storwize Family: Scaling Capabilities and Value [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- IBM has used the Storwize architecture to produce multiple storage systems across different usage segments to meet different customer needs. The ability to scale with a common underlying architecture has proven to deliver multiple benefits to IBM customers. Features developed for high-end enterprise systems now meet customer needs in other, more price conscious segments. The leverage from a common base for systems helps reduce development and support costs which are reflected in product costs for ...

Build your scalable storage environment upon a dynamic IBM Storwize family foundation [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The IBM Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are proven, efficient and dependable. Offered in a wide range of storage systems designed for different usage segments to meet different customer needs. Find out how clients can get everything they need from their storage systems more efficiently.

Transforming your voice, video and collaboration infrastructure [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The IBM journey toward unified communications for mobile and social collaboration. Many of today's innovations are driven by the consumer marketplace,and the workplace is no exception. As consumers, we arevery familiar with new ways for people to find each other, keepin touch, share ideas and be mobile, getting information fromany place. As employees, we would like to apply these consumercapabilities to our work - seamlessly and on a global basis - to make us ...

Reengineering IT discovery with analytics and virtualization [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- With modern IT infrastructures an intricate web of interdependencies, uncovering the total IT environment, including the logical relationships between physical, virtual and cloud elements, has never been more important - or more complex. This white paper discusses how IBM's analytics for logical dependency mapping, ALDM, reengineers the IT discovery process to provide a more complete and accurate view of the IT infrastructure.

Private Cloud Services From IBM [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- This IBM white paper provides an overview of the services comprising IBM's private cloud services portfolio and the many pathways offered for achieving private cloud's transformational benefits.

Five routes to optimized virtualization for better business value [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- IBM solutions for virtualization optimization are designed to help organizations realize the full benefits of virtualization to reduce management costs, decrease deployment time, increase performance visibility and maximize system utilization. This white paper examines five entry points to optimization - image management, patch and compliance, backup and restore, cost management, and monitoring and capacity planning - that can put organizations on the path to gaining more from their virtualization investments.

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