Question: Can your business survive 9 days of down time? In today’s competitive business environment where up time means more business opportunity and clouds service delivery is providing needed efficiencies, does your IT platform matter?
Answer: Yes. Today more than ever, your choice of IT platform can make or break your business. Your IT infrastructure must be highly resilient, flexible, seamlessly scalable, and secure for you to deliver exceptional client experience. Being always up, always available and dynamically efficient means you can meet the changing demands and expectations of clients today, and be ready for what's next.
Analyst studies – best practices and platform comparisons for SAP
Learn about best practices for keeping your business up. This IDC Study titled “IBM Power Systems and Their Support for Business Resiliency in Challenging IT Environments” provides a comprehensive analysis on how to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services, providing a robust foundation for cloud deployment.
Down time for mission critical workloads like SAP can cripple business. Read the study comparing Power Systems, to competitive UNIX and x86 platforms for SAP applications. The study reports that Power Systems have an average of 9 days less downtime per year than HP and Dell x86 platforms for SAP workloads1.
Case study – Adobe Systems
See how Adobe Systems moved to a fully virtualized environment, with private Cloud capabilities based on IBM Power Servers helped contribute to Adobe saving ~$60 million in savings over 5 years.
“The average deployment period for new groups on our SAP system is less than 60% of what it was on the other system. We have faster deployments and consistent operations, resulting in much higher quality ratings for my department. This means that everyone is happy, which is where we all [want] to be.”
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IBM Power Systems, now with POWER7+, ensures that your IT infrastructure is capable of providing the necessary performance, productivity and reliability needed to keep your business and your cloud up.
1 Business Impacts on SAP Deployments, Solitaire Interglobal Ltd (SIL) (All rights reserved); January 2013. Measured in 54,150 production SAP deployments, SAP application availability for midsized, large, and very large companies Power Systems averaged 98.17% versus an average of 95.62% in the SAP on HP and Dell x86 deployments. This translates to 223 additional hours of downtime per year for SAP on HP and Dell x86 over SAP on IBM Power Systems which is equivalent to 9.3 days of SAP application downtime per year. The research study limited to current platform technology and N-1 versions of that technology. Study funded by IBM. The data for the study was collected as part of the normal and ongoing SIL operations. This data is reported by users and put into a repository for SIL analysis. Data collection by SIL is not funded by any specific vendor.