• Server consolidation stalled due to storage performance limits
• IO-intensive Oracle database would not consolidate with other applications
• Multiple instances of virtual applications plus the Oracle DB
• Consolidated 30 servers to 5
• 23% increase in Oracle performance after virtualization
• 6.7-to-1 data reduction
• Provisioning time reduced by 4x
• 2x increase in VMware snapshot release time
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Latency is the life-blood of any database application. When
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translates into slower transactions and a slower end-user experience.
Moving to an all-flash architecture for your database affords immediate and obvious performance benefits, but also introduces a whole host of operational benefits:
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• Legacy disk-based SAN performance plummeted with the addition of just 10 VDI users.
• The management complexities of the legacy disk-based SAN did not allow for a "set-it-and-forget-it" operation, but the organization required simplicity.
• Currently supporting 250 virtual desktops, with more to be deployed
• Reduced latency to sub-millisecond
• Dramatically simplified storage management
• Achieved 12-to-1 data reduction
March 2014- For a cloud to deliver on its full potential, it needs optimal utilization of all available resources. The network plays a vital role in determining how well other resources are utilized, connected and secured. But too many organizations leave network planning until late in the design of a cloud solution. The result is a cloud that delivers less-than-hoped-for business value.
March 2014- Cloud technologies have proven to be a force of change, upending established methods of acquiring, managing and using technology, and providing exceptional opportunities for transforming traditional business models. As the evidence mounts, cloud computing is increasingly becoming a priority for many companies. The IBM 2011 Global CIO Study and 2012 Data Center Study pointed to rising levels of interest and adoption.
March 2014- This IDC study examines leading vendor shares and market trends in the worldwide APM software market during 2012.
March 2014- Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Managing today's more complex and interdependent mission-critical applications is a growing challenge with even larger business implications.
March 2014- There is no "silver bullet" in the cloud. No single product or packaged bundle can deliver all the virtualization you need to make the cloud real or all the control you need to make it effective. Heterogeneous, evolving and typically complex, the cloud requires a measured approach to its implementation and an integrated approach to its many components. A technology such as the hypervisor that creates compute virtualization is, in fact, only one of a ...
A 2012 IBM study found that 35 percent of organizations are planning to rely on the cloud to drive business model innovation within three years. Cloud has been the talk of the IT industry for years. Yet there's still a lag in adoption: Just 38 percent of organizations currently use cloud services, according to a recent Gartner survey.
There's no reason your organization can't be among the leaders leveraging the cloud to create new customer value ...
February 2014- Choose higher performing storage to handle the growing demands from your infrastructure, but without a significantly bigger data center footprint.
February 2014- See how to take advantage of advancements in semiconductor technology and the popularity of NAND flash that have made NAND flash-based SSDs into a cost-effective solution for the enterprise. Find higher performance and improved responsiveness while mitigating the inefficiencies of existing hard disk drive (HDD) technology.
February 2014- Understand the landscape of unified storage for entry-level enterprises. Easily identify your storage solution for today and the future
February 2014- In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers - Box, Cisco Systems, Citrix Online, Google, IBM, Microsoft, salesforce.com, and Yammer - in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria for constructing an online collaboration service and where they stand in relation to each other. Given the relative immaturity ...
February 2014- Although cloud is recognized as a technological change, its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. Cloud computing can have an impact on operations, customer relationships and industry value chains. Read this executive report to discover how the cloud can open the door to more efficient, responsive and innovative ways of doing business.
Despite the acceleration of cloud computing, many agencies and departments continue to struggle with cloud adoption issues. If you are looking to do more in the cloud, how can your agency ensure that its mission critical data and systems stay secure while maintaining control, compliance and mobility?
Through partnership of NetApp and Amazon Web Services AWS), DLT Solutions offers an agile hybrid infrastructure that leverages the performance, customization, and control of private storage ...
January 2014- IBM shares observations about cloud deployment and the potential for business transformation, following the successful migration of six of its own IT workloads: development and testing, analytics, collaboration, desktop, storage and production.
January 2014- The cloud holds the power to transform and redefine development and operations - a process that is becoming known as DevOps. This IBM-sponsored, Frost & Sullivan IBM executive brief defines DevOps and examines how the new process can benefit IT operations by streamlining the end-to-end process and ongoing management of applications.
January 2014- Setting the stage: cloud challenges and opportunities. Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly important technology. Its adoption is expected to accelerate rapidly. In a recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value, for example, almost three-fourths of business leaders surveyed said that their companies have already piloted, adopted or substantially implemented cloud technologies.
January 2014- Whether your business is focused on gaining competitive advantage, mitigating risk or controlling IT costs, your storage infrastructure matters - a lot. IBM Smarter Storage is an intelligent, efficient, automated approach to the design and deployment of storage systems. This approach enables organizations like yours to take control of their storage so they can focus on gaining more valuable insight from their data - and delivering greater value to the business.
January 2014- 20% of organizations have discovered a secret source of competitive differentiation. It allows them to serve customers in new ways, reimagine their business models, surface valuable insights from their data and tap expertise across the enterprise. The secret: Cloud computing.
January 2014- Cloud computing offers new possibilities and new security challenges. These challenges range from governance, through to securing application and infrastructure. Fundamentally it is important to be able to assure the security of these new models in order to build trust and confidence. IBM has extensive experience of delivering in shared environments, a common characteristic of cloud. This experience ranges from managed services, through to infrastructure as a service and platform as a service. This paper ...
January 2014- In this paper, we explore midsize business challenges from the perspective, not of the IT department, but of the line of business managers they support. Using real-life use cases, we show how cloud services - and, in particular, the IBM SmartCloud offerings - can help midsize business managers reach their goals and transform the business.
December 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.
December 2013- Government agencies are under pressure to improve interactions in and out of the organization without added expense and risk. Read the white paper and see how IBM SmartCloud Social Collaboration can help agencies adopt a more cost-effective and secure platform to enhance productivity and decision-making.
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