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July 2013- In June 2011, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Storwize V7000. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Storwize V7000 on their organizations. Storwize V7000 is a virtualized storage system designed to consolidate block and file workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management, reduced cost, ...
There is a definite need for better data protection solutions in today's enterprise data centers. The question is whether to continue with
software-only backup and recovery solutions, or to make the move to a purpose-built backup appliance with deduplication capabilities.
Clearly, the simplicity and completeness of the appliance model are attractive, but what other less-obvious considerations should weigh into
This paper provides a structured approach to assessing the advantages of the ...
May 2013- Devising a plan to cut spending may stress federal agencies. But cost reduction opens up opportunities for innovation. To leverage such opportunities, it's critical to have a flexible, efficient data center strategy. Learn how to create one by reading the white paper executive summary. And explore management lessons that can positively impact your IT.
April 2013- In a globally dispersed enterprise with private cloud environment, where unstructured data is exponentially growing, there is a need to provide 24x7 accesses to business-critical data and be able to restore in case of loss of data. IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage (IBM SONAS) with its integrated IBM Tivoli Storage Manager client enables enterprises to back up and restore data seamlessly and the IBM Active Cloud Engine offers the capability to replicate data to ...
April 2013- An analysis and perspective from leading IT Industry analysts, Technology Business Research (TBR) on how x86 servers and the implementation of private clouds offer a secure and cost-effective means for midmarket to reduce costs and provide flexible computing capacity.
Many organizations today, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, are finding that they require enterprise-class data management capabilities in order to remain viable and competitive. However, they cannot afford the costs of acquiring and managing these systems. This has created a new market opportunity for cloud-based backup-as-a-service offerings, delivered to these organizations by managed services providers (MSPs).
In using these services, the customer pays the MSP monthly for usage - typically the amount of ...
April 2013- To meet a growing need for more data centre capacity, the IBM Canada Leadership Data Centre leverages best practices developed in designing, building and operating data centres around the world.
March 2013- IBM Storage Management, Backup and Recovery solutions help media and entertainment companies meet the challenges of new data sources - driven by new content formats, evolving delivery models and increasing customer expectations - and manage these growing volumes of data more effectively.
March 2013- The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager product family can help communications service providers (CSPs) manage, store and protect ever-increasing amounts of data to achieve business and service excellence, while lowering costs and simplifying administration.
March 2013- Today's healthcare organizations are in a continual struggle to keep up with growing amounts of medical data from diverse sources and to maintain compliance with regulations. IBM Tivoli storage management software provides efficient and scalable solutions to meet these increasing demands.
March 2013- Protecting and ensuring the recoverability of data across today's diverse and distributed enterprises can be complex and costly, and often involves deploying numerous nonintegrated point solutions from several vendors to meet the wide range of application service levels. Examples of these point solutions include different backup products for different operating systems and virtual machines, snapshots, continuous data protection, replication and archiving.
March 2013- The ease with which an organization can create virtual machines in its computing environment has been a major contributor to the rapid and widespread growth of virtualization. The sprawling numbers of virtual machines that have resulted, however, have created challenges for manag-ing data protection. Backing up and restoring data for the dozen or more virtual machines that may reside on an enterprise server can bring all other operations on that server to a grinding halt.
March 2013- This ebook provides an overview of the importance of data in today's business environment, and describes the ongoing risks of data loss, the challenges organizations are facing, and how effective strategies and solutions can help ensure optimum data protection - at a time when retaining access to information is so critical to business operations and long-term success.
The increasing competitiveness of the global business environment puts direct pressure on IT organizations - and the businesses they support. As never before, IT must deliver consistent, secure, and fast services that "don't go offline."
These real-time businesses require what IDC refers to as business resilience, which is the ability to deliver high levels of availability to protect the business against outages. Business resilience keeps business services flowing to end users and end ...
March 2013- Companies worldwide are beginning to recognize cloud's capabilities to generate new business models and promote sustainable competitive advantage. To manage and respond to these market pressures, IBM offers a comprehensive suite of system and software solutions that can help you scale your IT investments as your business grows. Read the white paper to understand all the benefits of IBM SmartCloud.
March 2013- Enterprises are deploying private and hosted clouds to respond faster to business demands for new applications, to improve service levels for given workloads, and to reduce cost across the datacenter. The enterprise storage architecture deployed is paramount to ensuring agility, performance, and reliability of a private or hosted cloud. Integration of storage infrastructure across hypervisors, cloud orchestration software, and open source architectures is required. Storage architectures for private and hosted clouds must support a range ...
February 2013- The cloud has recently come of age as a reliable, secure and cost-effective alternative for achieving a truly resilient business. But developing a cloud-based business continuity and resiliency plan can be challenging. Read this white paper to learn the steps organizations can take now to begin implementing a plan for cloud-based business resiliency.
February 2013- Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.
February 2013- Adverse events can dramatically impact your enterprise's ability to achieve its business objectives. A new view of enterprise risk management (ERM) is required to for organizations to see risk in a new light, have better long-term vision and, ultimately, be ready to act when risks become a reality. Read this executive report to better understand how to implement an ERM program, instill a culture prepared to deal with risk events, and learn from inevitable mistakes.
February 2013- Although data growth can help improve efficiencies and expand market reach, it can also expose a business to more risks, such as data theft, fraud and service interruptions. Read this white paper to learn how you can develop a strategy that successfully balances opportunity and reputational risk.
November 2012- This paper provides a pragmatic analysis about the undeniable importance of mission critical infrastructure, presenting IBM DS8870 as an assertive option to satisfy the needs of enterprise-class storage.
November 2012- IBM's Storage Hypervisor concept is the best news since server-less back-up, and easier to understand. Thanks to the popularity of server virtualization, most business folks have some idea of what a hypervisor can do but a storage hypervisor has the potential to be much more transformative.
Explains a Unified approach by tightly integrating different data protection and recovery tools.
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When considering whether to move an application to the cloud, it is important to consider both the business purpose of the application and the role that application plays in supporting business and IT strategies.
This context is important for considering whether to transition an application to a cloud environment, or whether to rearchitect or "transform" the application - and if so, how to do it.
IBM has developed a methodology and ...
June 2012- Server virtualization is taking hold in companies of all sizes, and VMware is one of the more popular hypervisors adopted by IT organizations. While VMware server virtualization continues to gain momentum, IT organizations still have some hurdles to overcome if they are to deploy virtualization more widely across the enterprise. Backup and recovery of virtual server environments ranks highly as a top initiative and area of investment - a major focus for a growing population ...
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