Earlier today, IBM shared its point of view on the future of the data center with
Smarter Computing V3 , a cross-IBM set of products and technologies that enable a smarter planet through Cloud, Data and Security.
A central focus is IBM Enterprise Systems (zEnterprise EC12 and Power)
and their ability to deliver exceptional value through a Cloud-optimized
IT infrastructure. We've seen how organizations have been able to
leverage IBM Enterprise Systems to achieve significant benefits. Take
the City of Honolulu for example which was able to lower its licensing costs by 68% while increasing tax revenue by $1.4M USD in just three months.
Because IBM's cloud solutions are based on an open standards approach and common tools, optimized for diverse workload needs, organizations can leverage Enterprise Systems within their existing IT environments while protecting existing investments and minimizing the need to retrain or hire specialized skills. And offerings such as
Cloud Ready for Linux on System z
enable organizations to start their Cloud journey quickly by delivering
advanced image and software-based cloud service delivery with
integration provisioning and monitoring.