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 ...
VMware can bring tremendous operational flexibility to organizations of all sizes. While it is often thought of as a large data center technology its value to the small to medium sized business should not be overlooked.
These businesses typically have grown to a point where they have a need for four to five servers running functions like Exchange, SQL, applications like financial packages, and file serving. And often, they find that a single ...
November 2011- The IBM Information Management portfolio contains everything customers need to build a foundation of trusted information to support a comprehensive business analytics and optimization strategy and to make smarter business decisions. This 12 page paper outlines our complete set of IM solutions designed to help customers not only manage their data, but also master it.
November 2011- The Value of Smarter Data Center Services mutli-media white paper discusses why partnering with external data center providers such as IBM is a smart choice for many IT organizations. According to IDC, these type of relationships can help organizations glean the most value possible from their virtualized data center investments by improving flexibility and streamlining management.
One of the hottest topics in information technology today is cloud computing. Cloud computing has been growing and evolving at an incredibly rapid pace over the last few years, but what about it can help a business see measurable cost savings and better return on investment? What about cloud computing can help an organization transform their business?
This ebook can help you understand the real-world potential benefits of using cloud computing as a ...
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 ...
September 2011- In this IBM® Redpapers™ publication, we provide a discussion about the IBM recommendations for the implementation of cloud security. To get started, let us begin with an introduction to cloud computing and cloud security in general.
September 2011- It seems everyone is talking about how to safely store, move, protect and manage the ocean of data that threatens to drown current IT infrastructures and personnel. Read this brochure to see how IBM can help you deploy storage solutions that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your business and IT architecture.
September 2011- Comprehensive product capability discussed throughout this 15-page technical paper, including 11 Best Practices for the IBM Cloud . Written for IT Managers, IT Architects, and developers, learn how you can better manage SaaS cloud applications and bring new applications on line in the future.
September 2011- To get the most from your Enterprise Cloud, you must understand how to leverage the cloud features to provide optimal utilization resources. This whitepaper helps IT managers understand the fundamental options for monitoring the cloud.
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