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What's Below the Surface?
Hardware is hardly the only cost issue when it comes to storage. A complete IT solution from IBM can help you keep hidden costs and fees in check.
Grow Your Business
Does your IT struggle to keep up with business growth? Boost IT performance with IBM and away you grow!
Wish On A Star
Worried about disrupting your complex, inefficient data center? Maybe it's time to wish for one that's easier to manage.
Green Data Center Man
Think you need a super-hero to battle high energy costs and overcrowding in your data center? IBM has green solutions to save the day.
Chicken Little in the IT Department
Is your IT department prepared if the sky starts falling? Don't wait until an IT outage affects your business – be prepared with IBM.
Fight Back! Be a TCO Hero
Under-utilized servers and out of control software licenses are out to get your IT budget! Don't hide – fight back with IBM!==
IT Challenge Poll
What is your greatest IT Challenge?
- 1. Managing your entire infrastructure is like:
- a. Taking an afternoon nap
- b. Being a waiter in the world's most popular restaurant
- c. Shepherding children through the breakable doll museum
- d. Building a life size replica of the Eiffel Tower with snakes
If you answered "a" then you're okay.
But if you answered otherwise, then try this on for size:
Imagine the savings – in money, time, and space – you could achieve through consolidation and virtualization . . .
A deeper consideration than mere costs is complexity's impact on strategic objectives and on the ability of the business to respond to change. According to a recent Gartner survey, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a major reason for consolidation, but other reasons, especially control of server sprawl to provide better system management and providing better service and agility, are becoming important. 1
EASE THIS IT CHALLENGE through Server Consolidation and Virtualization — and improve your ability to respond to business demands. LEARN MORE:
- 2. How hot does it feel in your data center?
- a. A cool fall day
- b. Wool sweater in Summertime
- c. Sunbathing on airport tarmac
- d. Surface of the sun
If you say "a" then you've got it made in the shade.
But if you said "b,c, or d" here are some tips to beat the heat:
Imagine the avoided expense by keeping power and heat levels the same or reducing them over the next three years . . .
According to IDC, over 40% of data center customers report power demand outstripping supply. Power costs are expected to increase at a faster rate than hardware between now and 2010. 2 Not only can server consolidation save money, but it is the right thing to do for our environment.
EASE THIS IT CHALLENGE through Energy Efficiency measures — and work toward both a better business and a better world.
- 3. Your IT staff hates:
- a. Sitting around with nothing to do
- b. Patching and updating all your servers
- c. Working 28 hours in a 24 hour day
- d. Drinking orange juice after brushing their teeth
If your IT staff likes answer "a" then they're the lucky ones.
But if they're not pleased by "b, c, or d" then here's some better luck to read:
Imagine your IT staff actually being able to use their vacation time while providing better systems management and disaster recovery capability for your business.
According to IDC, over the last 10 years, management costs have grown seven times faster than IT spending. 3 IT sprawl, proliferating interfaces, complex tools and limited available IT skills are contributing to driving management costs up.
EASE THIS IT CHALLENGE by implementing tools and technologies to help ease administrative tasks.
1 Gartner, Inc. "Data Center Conference Poll Shows Server Consolidation Is Still a Major Goal." Jogn R.Phelps. January 29, 2007.
2 IDC, The Impact of Power and Cooling on Data Center Infrastructure, Doc # 201722, May 2006.
3 IDC Directions 2007, CIO Strategies to Build the Next Generation Data Center, Doc #DR2007_5VT, Feb 2007.