Mitigating Risks in the Hybrid Multicloud Journey: Resilience Imperatives

Plan, design, build and manage flexible, cost-effective, resilient data centers and facilities

Is your data center equipped to deal with disruptive change?

With all the pressure to innovate and digitally transform your business, what do you do when your data center can’t keep up? IBM can help take the guesswork out of future-ready data center planning. Whether you’re looking to modernize your existing data center or planning a new data center from scratch, data center solutions from IBM can help you build and transform your data centers to sustain growth, reduce risk and transition seamlessly to a modern data center that is optimized for cloud. IBM experts will work with you to overcome challenges related to your data center management, data center strategy and planning, developing a business continuity plan, ensuring your data center is security-rich and more. Prepare your data center for the future, no crystal ball required.

Optimize your data center assets with strategy and planning services – IBM Data Center Strategy


Why artificial intelligence and machine learning for data centers?

“By 2020, 30% of data centers that fail to implement AI and machine learning will cease to be operationally and economically viable.”*

IBM Site, Facilities and Data Center as a Service—Data Center Advisor with Watson (DCAW) is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) and predictive analytics solution for data center operations and management delivered as a service from IBM Cloud. It collects operational data from IOT (Internet of Things) sensors and analyzes this data through machine learning/deep learning models to provide predictive operational insights. Data Center Advisor with Watson leverages IBM Watson platform and has 20+ machine learning and deep learning models with 95%+ prediction accuracy.

*Gartner, Dec 2017

Improve reliability and efficiency of the data center with AI enabled insights – IBM Data Center Advisor with Watson

What makes a data center next-generation?

With the ability to remove many of the barriers that have inhibited IT to date, the next-generation data center provides a simpler, more adaptive infrastructure that is capable of responding to disruptive change, melting technology silos and integrating legacy and new architectures into a single, manageable ecosystem. Several attributes help define this visionary model and distinguish it from its predecessors:

  • Innovation enabled by service optimization
  • Software defined environment driven by patterns of expertise
  • Open standards and support for heterogeneous infrastructures
  • Delivery model integration and extensible application program interfaces (APIs)

A software defined environment where service optimization provides the path – The next-generation data center

What you get with Data Center Services

Cloud Resiliency Application and IT Discovery

Automate your data center consolidation and migrations through logical IT discovery of applications, data and IT equipment.

Data Center Consolidation and Relocation

Migrate applications, data and IT equipment between data centers while reducing risk and unplanned outages.

Data Center Operations and Management

Provide a highly-optimized command center and robust data center infrastructure management services to reduce complexity and improve overall operational efficiency.

Data Center Strategy

Rationalize your data center portfolio to address availability, adaptability and efficiency requirements.

IBM Prefabricated Modular Data Center

Rapidly deploy a flexible, agile, scalable and compact modular data center with flexible configurations and preconfigured cloud designs at virtually any location around the world.

IBM Services Data Center Advisor with Watson

Improve infrastructure reliability and efficiency, and optimize cost of operation with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for data center operations and management.

IBM Data Center Services benefits

Improve cost savings by 40%

IBM DC services helps reduce up-front CAPEX and save the cost of the data center build and uses a phased approach that helps you align your large capital expense (CAPEX) and operational expenses (OPEX).

Flexible option for data centers

Data center infrastructure management is critically important to both IT and facilities organizations. It provides optimal flexibility to help support future technology and computing model adoption. IBM can accommodate a mix of hosted services on the cloud or on premises.

Boost data center efficiency

Identify energy-inefficient equipment for technology refresh; discover stranded power, space and cooling capacities; provide visibility to potential consolidation and virtualization of the data center.

ATB Financial, a Canadian financial institution, turns to IBM Global Technology Services for its data center relocation and transformation.

Turkey’s Isbank

Business Challenge: After experiencing a severe network outage, Turkey’s Isbank needed to migrate its servers, apps and data to a new data center to ensure resiliency, without disrupting network operations during the transition.

Transformation: Supported by a multinational team from IBM Services, Turkey’s Isbank migrated its servers, banking apps and operational data to a new Tier 4 data center, reinforcing system resiliency and readiness for cloud computing.


Develop cyber resilience strategy

Learn how cyber resilience practices can help you mitigate cyber risks and how to recover from breach or failure.

Perception gaps in cyber resilience

Only 42% of survey respondents are confident their organization could recover from a major cyber event without impacting their business.

How do you defend against a data breach?

According to the 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study by Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach is $3.86 million.

Connect with Data Center Services experts

B.J. Klingenberg

Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Business Resiliency Services

  • Storage automation
  • Standards and reference architecture for storage management

Patrick Corcoran

Global Strategy Executive, Business Resiliency Services

  • Critical service disruption
  • Mitigating cyber disruption impact
  • DR in hybrid environments

Allen Downs

Vice President, Business Resiliency Services

  • Business resiliency consulting
  • Industry resiliency solutions
  • Managed service solutions

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