The new zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager extends System z management strengths to selected IBM blade servers. This enables extremely granular, real-time management of "end-to-end" workloads across multiple server platforms and architectural tiers.
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Over the years, the price performance of four-processor servers and server
blades has been a sticking point for many enterprise IT executives looking to shift certain applications and workloads to higher-end systems.
The problem was this: While a 4P server would give them twice as much performance as a 2P server, they couldn’t justify its premium price tag. Proportionately, the 4P price went up faster than performance.
The issue stemmed ...
When it comes to healthcare IT systems, downtime is not an option. To ensure patient data is always available at the point of care, the hospital’s network closet IT infrastructure – power, cooling and monitoring – must be properly designed. In this paper, you’ll learn the essential points IT and facility managers need to know when evaluating the benefits and costs associated with powering and cooling a hospital’s network closets.
November 2010- Computer systems are critically sensitive to extreme variations in temperature and humidity. High heat or humidity can cause failure, degrade performance and shorten equipment life. Important differences exist between precision cooling, designed for computers, and building air conditioning (comfort cooling) systems, designed for people, in controlling these environmental conditions. These differences dramatically impact the cost effectiveness of these systems. In this paper, we compare both cooling systems’ ability to maintain favorable environmental conditions, and their ...
November 2010- They say the IBM XIV system is a “game changer,” that it redefines the technology standards and competitive dynamics of the disk systems business. This report, based on 12 organizations using XIV settles many industry debates on whether or not it’s worth the commitment. Read the results today.
November 2010- Clabby Analytics conducts information technology (IT) research all around the world. We regularly produce case studies that are based upon on-site interviews with IT executives. And we have met literally thousands of IT practitioners at industry conferences over the past several years — and these practitioners also share their views on computer architectures, infrastructure, and management environments with us. And sometimes business and IT executives/practitioners talk about their organizational challenges… What we have consistently found ...
November 2010- IBM’s new zEnterprise System represents a major transition in mainframe architecture. Established System z strengths in transaction processing, data management and movement, availability, security and manageability are reinforced. At the same time, changes in processor technology, memory structure and overall system architecture break new ground in a number of areas. This report focuses on one of these areas – workload management. The new zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager extends System z management strengths to selected IBM ...
July 2010- Computer systems are critically sensitive to extreme variations in temperature and humidity. High heat or humidity can cause failure, degrade performance and shorten equipment life. Important differences exist between precision cooling, designed for computers, and building air conditioning (comfort cooling) systems, designed for people, in controlling these environmental conditions. These differences dramatically impact the cost effectiveness of these systems. In this eBook, we compare both cooling systems’ ability to maintain favorable environmental conditions, and their ...
June 2010- Branch offices are often neglected outposts of IT. Central headquarters get priority in the IT budget, while remote locations usually get short shrift. Yet the branch office is often where a company interacts with most of its customers. Learn how HP's solutions approach allows companies to consolidate branches, or add new branches as they grow, in the most cost-efficient and productive way possible.
May 2010- Increasing data center density is both a challenge and an opportunity. Average rack densities of 10 kW or higher can deliver significant energy savings and can be supported without increasing your risk. This e-book highlights the essential points IT managers need to know when evaluating the benefits and costs associated with high-density data centers. You’ll learn about data center capacity trends, capital cost differences, operating efficiencies and energy consumption, and critical questions to ask.
Choosing the right UPS platform for your data center is a critical decision when you’re trying to balance high availability and greater energy efficiency. This e-book breaks down the differences between the traditional transformer-based UPS and the transformerless UPS in a large enterprise data center.
You’ll learn the benefits and costs associated with both UPS designs. The e-book, which is part of the Efficiency Without Compromise series, covers energy efficiency comparisons; ...
April 2010- As the data center morphs into a strategic business hub, it becomes increasingly critical to ensure it operates efficiently and cost-effectively without jeopardizing performance. Taking a smart approach to energy-efficient free-cooling for data centers can be an important part of an overall strategy to achieve these goals. However, when considering the use of an economizer system, care must be taken to avoid introducing new problems that result in achieving the goal of reducing energy consumption ...
Fueled by the rapid rise of technologies such as virtualization and blade servers, computing densities in today’s data centers are climbing dramatically. As a result, server enclosures are requiring more power than ever before.
The result of this is a new and demanding set of power distribution challenges. To meet the power requirements of their increasingly dense server racks, organizations are looking for power circuits and power distribution units (PDUs) that have ...
As heat densities and cooling costs rise, data center professionals are looking for more efficient cooling solutions. This paper discusses the benefits of using both the hot and cold aisle approach, but focuses on the latter option as an effective method for eliminating data center hot spots and reducing overall cooling costs by as much as 30%.
Discover how cold aisle containment, as an addition to a conventional precision cooling system, consistently separates cold ...
November 2009- Does efficiency have to come at the expense of availability? Not according to this paper, which outlines the four data center infrastructure trends that are reducing design, operating and management costs while improving data center performance. Those trends are Infrastructure Management, Eco Availability, Flex Capacity and High Density. Taking advantage of the opportunities listed in this paper will enable you to more efficiently deploy and use all of your resources throughout the life of the ...
April 2010- Get an independent assessment on initial investment costs for three of the market leading blade servers. Identify your fiscally shrewdest server investment in this whitepaper.
Introducing the new generation IBM BladeCenter® HS22 blade server featuring the blazing fast Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series and the revolutionary new IBM server architecture built for performance and energy efficiency.
The HS22 is designed to run a broad range of workloads; an ideal solution to meet your mid-size business objectives while reducing cost and realizing optimal return on investment. Access our complimentary information kit to learn more.
January 2010- This handy white paper provides an overview of the recommended servers, storage, software, and services. It can be used to plan, scope, and procure the required components to set up a virtualization infrastructure.
January 2010- This report reveals the total cost of ownership for three blade solutions by Dell, IBM and HP. Get comprehensive costs on hardware, support, management, software, IO virtualization, power, cooling, network ports, and data center space.
Your data center houses servers - and savings. This white paper presents 2 ways data center managers can improve end-to-end energy efficiency so you can start taking advantage of the savings present in your data center.
September 2009- By applying template-based provisioning, IT infrastructure can be configured to deliver services as needed, and projects with disparate and out-of-sync computing requirements can share infrastructure. As a result, operators can improve responsiveness to business demands through rapid service deployment and, at the same time, reduce overhead associated with power, cooling, floor space, and licensing. More significantly, IT organizations can achieve up to a 10:1 time savings in administration, the largest and fastest-growing cost in the data ...
Many data centers, including most of those built before 2001, are at risk of outstripping their capacity to power and cool their IT systems. Already, data centers consume 10–30 times more energy per square foot than the typical office building—a figure that has doubled in the last five years. Energy costs represent the single largest component of operating expense, and a potential barrier to future expansion. Does IT really have a handle on this trend?
June 2009- Solace's Unified Messaging Platform is the first solution that handles all the major types of enterprise messaging in a single purpose-built hardware platform, with a single API and detailed management and monitoring. The Unified Messaging Platform simplifies the messaging infrastructure, improves performance, reduces time to market for new applications and slashes operational complexity and expense. Solace's Unified Messaging Platform supports ultra-low latency data distribution, high volume fanout, persistent message queuing and WAN-optimized messaging, all with ...
July 2009- This step-by-step guide will walk you through identifying gaps in your IT infrastructure, understanding how to apply new infrastructure technologies that give you greater resiliency against unforeseen events, and accommodate future growth without disruptions. Considerations include ensuring enough capacity for new equipment, installing adequate security and implementing proactive monitoring.
April 2008- If you haven't already started to virtualize, you should start evaluating and gaining experience now. Consider getting expert help and consider the big picture.
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