Clients are seeking to deploy services faster, to scale infrastructure rapidly, to analyze new data, and to deliver all of these new capabilities at much lower costs than ever before.
One key IT response has been the move to "converged infrastructure"—compute, storage and networking in a single framework approach. Using converged infrastructure, clients have expected to achieve 20–30 percent improvements in time to deploy systems and similar improvements in utilization and IT staff productivity. In fact, clients using IBM Flex System® and the pre-integrated and pre-tested PureFlex® System have achieved much more. These clients can activate services in minutes or hours rather than days or weeks,1 have saved up to 47 percent in time to manage IT systems,2 have improved utilization by 25 percent3 and reduced downtime by up to 97 percent.3
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1IBM PureFlex System Ready for Cloud, IDC white paper, July 2013. Click here for more information.
2IBM PureFlex and Flex System: Infrastructure for IT Efficiency, IDC white paper, July 2013. Click here for more information.
3IDC: Accelerating solution deployment with IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System, IDC white paper, July 2013. Click here for more information.
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