IT infrastructure is key to a successful analytics solution implementation. Efficient storage is required not only to house data but to fully enable the extraction of actionable insights at the point of impact. IBM Storage solutions provide data ready infrastructure that allow you shared access to trustworthy information, deliver actionable insights on operational data, and to provide maximum availability of business insights. The Storwize family has helped numerous clients become data ready by offering scalable growth and efficiency capabilities for optimization — all while providing a resilient infrastructure.
IBM STORWIZE FAMILY DELIVERS DATA READY INFRASTRUCTURE. An ideal storage solution for business analytics. On today's Smarter Planet, businesses globally are challenged to innovate while managing an unprecedented rate of growth. 2.7 Zetabytes of digital data in 2012, up 48% from 2011. Labor costs will be 70% of IT spending by 2013. Analytics has evolved from business initiative to business imperative: CIOs rank analytics as the #1 factor contributing to an organization's competitiveness¹. Enterprises that apply advanced analytics have 33% more revenue and 12x more profit growth4. Organizations that embrace advanced analytics are over 2x more likely to outperform industry peers. The IBM Storwize family is ideal for business analytics. Scalability, support your business growth requirements while controlling costs. Optimization, up to a 3x performance improvement with as little as 5% flash storage. Store up to 5x as much active data in the same physical disk space. Resiliency, five-nines5 availability for near-continous data availability. The IBM Storwize family has helped clients become data ready.23,000 Systems purchased. 56,000 Total enclosures deployed. 99.999% Availability delivered. 760 Petabytes of capacity. To learn more about IBM Storwize family visit ibm.com/storwize. Sources: 1. IBM CIO Study 2011. 2. IBM IBV/MIT Sloan Management Review Study 2011. 3. IBM CHRO Study 2010. 4. IBM CFO Study 2010. 5. IBM Storwize family is designed to deliver 99.999% availability: on average about five minutes downtime per year per system.