Ian Shave

Lowering the costs of downtime

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

Business downtime is very costly. Some IT industry analysts estimate that the average per-minute cost to businesses of data center downtime can be nearly 8,000 dollars [1]. In 2016 the average outage duration was 95 minutes.[2] This is up from 5,000 dollars a minute just a few years ago.[3] IBM data storage solutions such as ...read more

Flash innovation made easier

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

Operational expenses are something that businesses must budget for on a routine basis. You expect to pay power, facility, and maintenance costs every month. Capital expenses or solution acquisition costs are another matter. This is often “extra” money that you work hard to accumulate and then invest in your business – when you have it. ...read more

Private transformation with VersaStack

Cloud computing, Integrated infrastructure, Storage

This week IBM and Cisco announced a new VersaStack offering that combines converged infrastructure with cloud functionality into one powerful solution – VersaStack for Hybrid Cloud. Although much of the focus during the announcement has been on the hybrid cloud aspect of this new solution, it’s important to note that many of these same IBM ...read more