Controlling IT costs by reducing labor involved
Seventy percent of corporate IT budgets are spent on operations and maintenance activities, according to IDC. Leading organizations are leveraging cloud technologies to reduce these costs. A key driver of operational costs is the number of images an IT organization maintains and the labor involved in maintaining images. Image Management technologies are focused on reducing this cost by standardization and automation.
“The more efficiently and effectively virtual images are managed at every stage in their lifecycle, the bigger the payoff virtualization will generate.”
Keith Smith, Chief Architect, WebSphere Virtual Enterprise
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Chief Architect, WebSphere, Software Group
Keith is Chief Architect for WebSphere Virtual Enterprise (WVE) and the WebSphere Application Server Resiliency lead architect. Keith also leads the integration of WVE technology into products such as Data Power, IBM Workload Deployer, Pure Systems, and various stack products and is heavily involved in cloud-based solutions. Keith has been with IBM for over 15 years and in the software industry for an additional 11 years. He has worked extensively in areas such as operating system development, compiler design, security, web servers, and more. Keith earned an MS in Computer Science from Clemson University and a BS in Mathematics from University of Georgia.
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Image Management expert Keith Smith explains the benefits of Image Management technologies
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