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 ...
Management is an important part of the journey that organizations today must make toward virtualizing across business and IT infrastructures. IBM has identified four points at which an organization can begin this journey:
• Consolidating resources to reduce capital costs and use assets more efficiently, and to enhance service delivery and business agility.
• Managing workloads across both the physically consolidated infra-structure and virtualized resources, to extend cost reduction and improved ...
June 2012- Managing the virtual environment with an eye toward business services requires integrated capabilities within an integrated architecture. This white paper details the IBM open standards-based offerings for VMware and other virtual environments, focusing on key capabilities for discovery, monitoring, capacity planning, provisioning, storage, security and financial management.
May 2012- Today's businesses need simpler more efficient and flexible computing models. The IBM PureSystems family is comprised of platform systems and infrastructure systems that include built-in "patterns of expertise" to address complex business and operational tasks for smarter computing.
Cloud computing helps enterprises become more agile and responsive while significantly reducing IT costs and complexity, through better workload optimization and service delivery.
Cloud-delivered applications provide benefits such as scalability, maximizing resources, expanding services, maximizing software and hardware investment, and standardizing and the ease of use of IT resources.
When considering whether to move an application to the cloud, it is important to consider both the purpose of the application and ...
Highly efficient data centers allow IT to spend 50% more on new projects - but only 1 in 5 data centers currently operate at this level. The new IBM Global Data Center Study surveyed 300+ IT executives in seven countries to understand the current state of their data centers' operational efficiency and uncover the best practices that mark the way to high efficiency.
Read the study to learn the role optimization, flexibility, automation and strategy play in ...
April 2012- Learn how the storage hypervisor better leverages existing storage capacity to cost-efficiently handle exploding data volume and ease fulfillment of data protection requirements in today's increasingly virtualized IT environments.
April 2012- Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.
April 2012- IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration is a low-cost, plug-and-play solution that enables system-to-system and B2B communication with no coding. It can be fully operational in days, providing end-to-end connectivity for, and between, on-premise and third-party information systems.
April 2012- IBM SmartCloud Solutions enables organizations to execute business processes, analytics and applications as a service, and then realize cloud benefits by accelerating the time to market of these solutions and the transformation they bring. These solutions enable clients to reduce risk and capital investment, as well as the burden on IT resources, with instant and ongoing scalability to help them stay one step ahead of the market.
February 2012- This paper examines the features and capabilities of the HP P4000 product family powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, and shows how these SAN solutions help businesses to overcome the storage-related growing pains they typically encounter as they deploy and scale out a virtual infrastructure.
This white paper sponsored by HP + Intel discusses Exchange business drivers, market dynamics, and storage trends -- and how HP + Intel storage solutions can enhance an Exchange environment.
Organizations large and small need to consider all the factors in determining the right infrastructure and HP storage solutions delivers 100% availability, reliable and predictable performance, and comprehensive data protection.
HP and Intel are building a multifaceted storage product portfolio with a common foundation that will enable the integration of server and storage into Converged Systems.
The most desirable storage solution technologies are represented include virtualization, data deduplication, automated tiering, multi-protocol I/O, and performance at scale. HP has went a step further toward delivering value in an easily upgradeable software by building storage based on standard, modular, scale-out, and clustered architures.
SMB's today need more terabytes of storage, require high-availabilty (HA) typically associated with the large-scale enterprise deployments and they need to centralize storage without the need for a separate SAN.
This Tolly Report sponsored by HP + Intel, puts the HP X5520 G2 9.6TB LFF 15K Network Storage System (X5000 G2) powered by Intel® Xeon® processors to the test. Review the test details and the primary benefits to find out is the ...
Today's small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) have ever-growing storage needs. This often translates into a requirement for terabytes of storage and a level of high-availability typically associated with large-scale, enterprise deployments, managed without having a large IT staff.
Given IT staffing constraints, storage solutions for SMBs must be easily installed and managed by existing IT staff, which is why HP introduced the new HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems, powered by Intel® ...
February 2012- As your mobile enterprise expands and devices grow more robust, security risks increase. With careful preparation, you can use the latest tools and expertise to protect your assets. Read this white paper to learn how to develop an enforceable mobile security policy and practices to secure your corporate data.
As a small business grows it eventually reaches a point where the demands of the business require a specific IT server application like an email server, file server, database server or a web server. Operating system (OS) vendors like Microsoft and Apple are making this transition easier by providing pre-configured, cost effective versions of their server OSs targeted for small business.
This leads SMBs to move to server-hosted applications faster than in the ...
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