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Information Infrastructure

Reduce the cost and complexity of storing vast amounts of data

Maximize the value of your storage resources. Learn more about storage efficiency.

An organization’s information infrastructure can either help propel it forward by meeting new performance and efficiency requirements or hold it back. Today’s smarter systems need more—more information, more sources, more analytics. Are you ready?

Why IBM for information infrastructure

IBM offers innovative solutions that enable smart movement and management of information, and capacity growth without complexity. IBM has helped 1000s of clients solve storage issues: control costs, improve cycle times, and mitigate risks.

In addition, IBM offers tailored solutions that can help you select the right mix of technology, services, and financing for your important projects. Whether you need to improve storage efficiency, service delivery, or data protection, IBM offers solutions with outstanding value. Whether you want to do it all yourself or have it all done for you, IBM can help.

IBM Information infrastructure solutions are designed to help you manage the information explosion and address challenges around storage efficiency, service delivery, or data protection. This will lead your company toward improved productivity, service delivery and reduced risk while streamlining costs.

The latest solution to meet your storage challenges is IBM Storwize® Rapid Application Storage (US), an integrated solution that improves storage efficiency and application availability.

What we offer

  • Storage efficiency

    Manage your information more intelligently with storage solutions from IBM. With data growing at 40% or more per year, companies can’t address challenges in a traditional way and technologies such as: virtualization; thin provisioning; de-duplication; compression and automated tiering; are required. Let IBM show you how our storage efficiency solutions not only improve productivity, but at the same time reduce costs.

  • Data protection and retention

    Maintain access to information throughout its useful life. IBM can help you meet recovery objectives reliably and efficiently with solutions that can deliver continuous data availability, more efficient backup and recovery systems, and optimized data archive processes to meet retention and compliance requirements.

IBM differentiation

Scale Out NAS (US)

Manage vast repositories of information in enterprise environments

Storage Virtualization (US)

Reduce SAN disk cost by increasing utilization by up to 30% and simplifying administration

Data Deduplication (US)

Lower backup storage acquisition costs by up to 70% or more while reducing energy, cooling, floor space, management requirements and maintenance costs

Solid-state Storage Architectures (US)

Optimize tiering by adding solid-state storage. IBM solutions can efficiently move and management of information on SSD, while reducing administrative effort.

Enterprise Storage (US)

Choose optimized enterprise storage solutions for Linux, UNIX, Windows, and z/OS environments

Information Archiving (US)

Optimize application performance and simplify application administration, while lowering total costs

Next Generation Storage Systems (US)

Revolutionary disk systems can help deliver Tier 1 functionality at Tier 2 costs

Encryption and Security Management (US)

Encryption at the drive level improves security with little or no performance impact

Storage Management (US)

Improve storage utilization up to 20% and simplify administration

Business Intelligence Platform Integration (US)

Correlate disparate information across the value chain up to 600% faster

Continuous Data Protection (US)

Get applications and users up and running within minutes following a data loss

Information Infrastructure Self-Assessment Tool

Assess your capabilities and identify practical next steps to improve weaknesses


Sprint & storage efficiency

Maintenance costs down 60%

See how Sprint increased utilization by 45% and lowered maintenance costs by 60%

Evaluator Group White Paper

Examining the role of storage in Smarter Planet
initiatives


Virtualization Services White Paper from IDC

Many enterprises have turned to virtualization as a way of controlling costs and increasing the flexibility of IT. If implemented correctly, the technology can have spectacular results and reduce IT costs and improve flexibility. The results of a recent IDC survey showed that most customers that have deployed virtualization were able to reduce their hardware costs by 20%.

IBM Perspective on Cloud Computing

Much is being written and spoken about cloud computing, by IT analysts, industry and business leaders and others. Some believe it is a disruptive trend representing the next stage in the evolution of the Internet. Others believe it is hype, as it uses long established computing technologies. So, what is cloud computing?

Improving business through smart energy and environment policy

Businesses and public entities today face increasing pressure to develop policies that are both good for the planet and good for business. A framework developed by IBM offers businesses and other organizations a comprehensive approach to energy and environmental issues. The framework helps identify and prioritize environmental efforts by breaking down problems and opportunities into seven distinct business areas, which can then be segmented into manageable projects.

IBM Service Management for communications service providers

Communications service providers (CSPs) today face a world wherecontinuous change is the norm. Traditional PSTN revenues are decliningrapidly, and only single-digit annual growth is forecast for broadband andmobile voice through 2011. At the same time, a wide range of new, content-rich services from IPTV to music to gaming are set to generate billions ofdollars in new revenues.

IBM Information Infrastructure Initiative Aims to Tame the Information Explosion

Around the world, IT organizations are struggling to manage, protect and maintain rapidly growing information assets. ESG’s research indicates that, without intervention, the majority of organizations can expect their storage capacity requirements to increase at double digit rates annually for the foreseeable future.

Tony Pearson

Senior IT Storage Consultant

Tony Pearson presents briefings on storage topics covering the entire System Storage product line as well as various Tivoli storage software products.
He also leads client workshops to help with strategic planning for IBM's integrated set of storage management software, hardware, and virtualization products. He is author of the book "Inside System Storage: Volume I".*


Tony's blog - Inside System Storage

This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. It was rated one of the top 10 blogs of 2006 for the IT storage industry by "Networking World" magazine. It has been published in book form as "Inside System Storage: Volume I", and is available to order in Hardcover (link resides outside of ibm.com) or Paperback (link resides outside of ibm.com) versions.


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