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One size no longer fits all
Tune your system to the task with IBM optimized systems.
Growing demands and tighter budgets are causing IT infrastructures to struggle. It's crucial you have the right systems running the right workloads. In fact, it's been estimated that 83% of servers are under-utilized by more than 50%.1 It's clear a one-size-fits-all approach to IT simply no longer works.
IBM can help you maximize your IT infrastructure's potential by tuning systems to your particular industry's unique domain knowledge and specific workload characteristics. Your workloads can then run the way your organization needs them to. With systems designed for the distinct and unique requirements of your workloads – from the physics of the processor to the functions of the application layer – you can meet your organization's IT demands and control costs.
To learn more, get the analyst white papers on Consolidating Workloads and Optimizing Workloads by clicking on the tabs below.
1 IDC Workload Study, 2011
Patterns of adoption
Consolidation as a strategy
Tighter budgets are requiring many organizations to take a piecemeal approach to deploying IT solutions. The typical challenges IT managers face are related to IT complexity, sprawl and out-of-control costs.
If your organization is experiencing some or all of these challenges, then consolidation of your IT infrastructure can help you reduce your total cost of ownership and transform your IT economics. With IBM's uniquely tuned systems, you can do more with less by simplifying your IT infrastructure and:
- Reduce costs
- Contain server sprawl
- Manage data center complexity
- Enable workload growth and streamline management
- Improve your response time and agility
- Prepare for cloud services
For more on how IBM can help you save money while meeting your IT demands, read the complimentary white paper "IT Optimization: Consolidation" by analyst Adrian Bowles.
Optimization as a strategy
Review your IT infrastructure to determine how your current and future workloads can run more efficiently and at a higher performance level.
IBM offers a range of systems and storage solutions that are optimized for different workloads. With them you can redeploy existing workloads to the right systems and:
- Reduce costs
- Improve workload performance
- Improve storage efficiency
- Meet customer service levels as demand grows
For more on how IBM can help you save money while meeting your IT demands, read the complimentary white paper "IT Optimization: Optimizing Existing Workloads" by analyst Adrian Bowles.
Deploy new workloads
Deploying new workloads provides the perfect opportunity to explore next-generation systems that can fundamentally change both the experience and economics of IT. Our newest class of expert integrated systems combines the flexibility of general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance. DeepQA systems (think “Watson”) integrate natural language processing with predictive root-cause analysis to redefine the role of IT. With these advanced systems you can:
- Radically simplify the delivery of IT
- Deploy new applications and services more rapidly
- Accelerate time to value with embedded expertise
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