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- Today's healthcare organizations collect, manage and exploit enormous amounts of digital information in the forms of patient records, accounts, medical images and studies, supply chain and other types of data. The organization requires reliable access to this data to perform its core func-tions and back-end services. The growth in healthcare regulations such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) and the threat of lawsuits further complicate data storage. Losing any health-care data ...
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.
March 2013- The skills and expertise required to stay on top of trends, industry best practices, and the latest technologies while juggling many other competing priorities can drain your IT resources. Read this Forrester Research Inc. report to learn how outsourcing your organization's business resiliency planning, strategy, and program design can be a highly cost effective, efficient option.
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 ...
March 2013- When you go into the supermarket do you ever wonder how many different products are on the shelves? Do you wonder how they determine what goes on each shelf? All of the shelves are shared among many products. What gets placed on the bottom shelf? What goes on the top? One week your favorite item might be at eye level, and the next time there may be a sale item in that same spot. How ...
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- IT events such as data loss, security breaches and infrastructure failures can affect the entire business. A holistic approach to managing IT risk can be more effective than traditional approaches. Read the white paper to learn how you can you can assess and manage risk to further protect and support the business in meeting its strategic goals.
February 2013- In the past, server, storage and data center redundancy were the only options that met corporate resilience objectives. Read this white paper to gain an understanding of the resiliency challenges facing organizations today and how you can transition to cloud-based resiliency.
This Forrester Total Economic Impact analysis is based on interviews with and data provided by 5 System z customers. The analysis shows a composite ROI of 199% and a pay back of 4.67 months when compared to distributed system alternatives. The sources of customer savings identified were related to less administrative staff required, reduced infrastructure maintenance, reduced storage costs and reduced down time expenses.
Additionally the analysis found that these firms had more flexible and responsive ...
November 2012- The world is changing. A new reality is emerging for organizations of every size from every part of the planet. It is called the cloud?a profound evolution of IT with revolutionary implications for business and society, creating new possibilities and enabling more efficient, flexible and collaborative computing models. The term "cloud" however, holds different meanings to different audiences. Although we cannot interpret every organization?s understanding or use of cloud computing, what we can ...
November 2012- When it comes to storing data, the concepts of cost-effectiveness and efficiency are often at odds with each other. What we all seek is that elusive deal where we don't affect the quality of service, yet are able to store a lot more (without spending a lot more). Read this white paper to learn how IBM Real-time Compression provides the data center with the flexibility to increase capacity and maintain performance for all kinds of ...
For the most part, organizations have had a fairly cavalier attitude towards storage. It's not that IT wasn't aware of its rising costs - it's more that it didn't see any other ways to address its data explosion problems. But server virtualization changed all that, demonstrating a better way to operate.
Read this white paper to learn how storage virtualization can emulate the efficiency and cost savings of the server virtualization paradigm, allowing ...
Now more than ever, IT organizations need the highest levels ofvisibility, control and automation if they are to meet demandingstorage service levels across the organization, as well as to opti-mize utilization of existing storage infrastructure.
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center can help, by providing the compre-hensive performance monitoring, reporting and managementtools that today's IT organizations need, all on a single platform. This white paper describes four key capabilities of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, intelligent and instrumented, data center managers today often find themselves struggling to accommodate exponential data growth while maintaining high levels of service and availability.
IBM Integrated Service Management solutions can help by providing the visibility, control and automation data center managers need in order to understand and manage today's complex storage infrastructures - including virtualized, cloudbased and consolidated data center infrastructures?effectively and efficiently while optimizing service ...
With data continuing to grow at alarming rates and IT environments continuing to become more distributed and complex, the strains and costs of providing data protection and recovery capabilities are getting the attention of many executives.
Gartner estimates that by 2014, at least 30 percent of organizations will have changed backup vendors due to frustration over cost, complexity or capability.
Understand & manage today's complex storage infrastructure.
The paper focuses on the holistic approach to storage management with
Visibility: For on-demand information and insights.
Control: For optimum storage performance.
Automation: For maximum operational efficiency
November 2012- This white paper describes 10 ways that IBM?Tivoli?StorageManager solutions can help organizations save money whileaddressing their data storage challenges, including those associated with exponential data growth.
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 ...
The benefits of virtualization, from accelerated service delivery and resource optimization to reduced costs for IT resources, have spurred many organizations to move toward a virtual infrastructure. However, the nature of the virtual environment, which calls for a vast network of shared resources, has created a new set of management complexities that can impede business service delivery?and that are best handled by adding cloud-computing capabilities to the virtualized infrastructure.
This white paper ...
August 2012- "This document will break down the cost differences by modeling a common workload - file storage - built and deployed traditionally versus consumed through the public cloud." - Forrester Research
Federal IT and data center managers face an unprecedented and inescapable perfect storm of requirements related to the management and security of mission-critical and mission essential data. The trite expression of having to"do more with less" is reality, not rhetoric.
Finding the right balance of security and agility along with the ability to adapt to changes that include consolidation, virtualization and modernization is a daunting challenge - one that is compounded by ...
Patch management has always been an uphill climb because of the massive complexity involved. Despite the risks, some organizations are reluctant to patch because of the time and labor required, plus the potential of disrupting business operations. In an organization with a heterogeneous hardware and software environment, staying on top of the multitude of patches - and issuing them in a timely manner - can overextend IT staff and budgets.
What is needed ...
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