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Platform management

Effective platform management can provide you with a competitive advantage. In today's quick moving world, market opportunities, threats, and partner and customer integration are driving increased demands on system availability and control. The ability to effectively manage your platform and your information systems (IS) environment is imperative. Information is the heart of your business and the key to your company's bottom line. That information must be available to you and your customers when needed. Critical decisions and customer loyalties can be impacted when you lose or can't administer the IS resources that supply the information.

The manageable, highly available IBM i is the solution for today's information-driven fast-paced business environment. IBM i can provide your company with a serious competitive advantage over competitors running less stable, less scaleable, less reliable, and less manageable platforms.

Platform manageability is an increasingly important part of the initial buying decision. You don't want to base your business on a platform that can't be managed – particularly with the rapid delivery of new and changing technologies, e-business and Web opportunities, the 24 hour a day services required by your customers, and business decisions. Today's buyers need to ensure that they can manage their platforms and environments in the event of power outages, have the ability to plan for seasonal computational needs or monitor key resources, and the need to be as efficient as possible with their IS staff. This is what IBM i platform manageability is all about – providing a set of solution options to meet the needs of today's business.

Performance management

Performance management provides the capabilities for customers to understand and manage the performance of their computing environments.

To support these capabilities, products and tools, data collection facilities, and instrumentation are required.

Size and complexity of customer computing environments - client/server, cooperative and distributed applications, distributed data, local and wide area networks, Web/intranet/internet, third-party and home-grown applications, heterogeneous computing resources - all place ongoing demands on the capabilities for understanding and managing performance.

Technologies supporting these capabilities include: GUI, automation, data base, performance data visualization, correlation (establishing the relationship among pieces of data that originate from different sources), decomposition (breaking down a time measurement, e.g. response time, into its components), and standards.

Storage management

Power System servers are regarded as one of the industry's most scalable and highly integrated servers. IBM i automates a majority of the storage management tasks with state of the art disk storage subsystems, self-managing and easy to use interfaces, and sophisticated software automation such as:

Power Systems IBM i servers are renowned for high volume transaction workloads that are typical in the commercial computing environment. This scalability and performance can be provided by either the self-optimizing integrated storage management architecture of IBM i or through SAN attached storage.

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.