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, ...
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.
May 2013- Although cloud capabilities offer numerous opportunities to drive business innovation, its potential beyond technological capabilities remains virtually untapped. Read the white paper to learn more about the benefits of cloud-enabled business models in promoting sustainable competitive advantage.
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- In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics takes a closer look at a class of servers known as pre-integrated servers. These types of servers are usually assembled by information systems vendors that have deep system/subsystem knowledge - giving them the ability to highly integrate a system's central processing unit (CPU) with underlying subsystems (memory, storage, input/output [I/O]). The end result of this deep integration is an extremely high performance system design upon which a ...
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.
April 2013- IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center offers a wide range of functions to effectively manage storage systems and drive business forward. This powerful storage management solution now integrates IBM Cognos Business Intelligence through IBM Tivoli Common Reporting?an integrated reporting solution that offers a strategic platform for Tivoli and other IBM Software Group products. This integration offers advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, enabling users to quickly create custom reports using an intuitive drag-and-drop method, leveraging predefined ...
April 2013- In this white paper, The Value of Smarter Data Center Services, IDC offers an overview of how IT organizations can optimize their data centers to obtain value now while building the foundation for future IT innovation. Strategies for rationalization, consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing are all discussed.
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- 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.
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