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IBM X6 TCO savings


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    See what 30 seconds and 3 questions can save you by making the move to X6

  1. 6TB MAXIMUM MEMORY VS. 2TB OR LESS FOR PREVIOUS-GENERATION COMPETITIVE 4-SOCKET SERVERS.
  2. 100% PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IS BASED ON PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF SPECINT*_RATE_BASE2006, SPECFP*_RATE _BASE2006, AND TPC-E BENCHMARKS, PLUS PERFORMANCE GAINS FROM EXFLASH DIMM STORAGE. SPEC AND TPC BENCHMARK RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPEC.ORG AND WWW.TPC.ORG, RESPECTIVELY, AFTER 2/18/14. CONFIGURATIONS: 4-SOCKET X3850 X6 SERVER USING INTEL XEON PROCESSOR E7-4890 V2 VS. 4-SOCKET SERVER USING THE PREVIOUS TOP-OF-THE-LINE E7-4870 (V1).
  3. BASED ON A 2:1 SERVER CONSOLIDATION FROM IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, AND REDUCED HARDWARE AND LICENSING COST BY REPLACING 28.8TB OF EXTERNAL SAN WITH 3.2TB OF INTERNAL EXFLASH DIMM STORAGE ON THE SERVER, REDUCING TOP-OF-RACK SWITCHING AND NETWORKING HARDWARE, AND MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITH IBM FLASHCACHE AND STORAGE ACCELERATOR SOFTWARE. PRICES AS OF 2/18/2014.
  4. LABORATORY TESTING SHOWS EXFLASH DIMMS CAN DELIVER 3 TIMES LOWER LATENCY (<5 MICROSECOND) THAN PCIE BASED FLASH (15-19US).
  5. UP TO 28% SAVINGS IN ACQUISITION COST IS BASED ON A COMPARISON OF AN X3850 X6 (USING THE MODULAR DESIGN) VS. A TRADITIONAL RACK DESIGN WITH NO MODULARITY. BASED ON PROJECTED Q1 2014 PRICING OF X3850 X6 CONFIGURATION WITH 2 COMPUTE BOOKS, STORAGE BOOK WITH 1.2TB SAS, DUAL 1400W POWER SUPPLIES, 10GBE SFP+ NETWORKING, AND NO OPTIONAL I/O BOOKS.
  6. TCO CALCULATIONS WERE DONE BY COMPARING AN IBM SYSTEM X3850 X5 4-SOCKET SERVERS POWERED BY INTEL E7-4820 PROCESSORS AND AN IBM SYSTEM X3850 X6 4-SOCKET SERVERS POWERED BY INTEL E7-4820 V2 PROCESSORS WITH IBM EXFLASH MEMORY-CHANNEL STORAGE. When a newer generation of processor and memory technology becomes available, Compute Books can be replaced with newer ones. (All Compute Books must use matching technology.)


Big data and analytics


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    Learn how IBM Systems solution for SAP HANA provides immediate results

  1. IBM CIO Study 2011
  2. IBM / MIT  research report: Analytics: The widening divide (PDF, 1.3MB)
  3. IBM CFO Study 2010 (PDF, 4.6MB)
  4. Case study: Fragrance company fashions real-time insights on business and sales with SAP HANA
  5. Case study: Usha International Limited reduces data load time 90 percent
  6. Case study: Swiss retailer Migros spots consumer trends in real time with SAP HANA
  7. ITG Management Brief: COST/BENEFIT CASE FOR SAP HANA DEPLOYMENT (PDF, 728KB)
  8. Case study: itelligence AG helps customers to react in real-time

  • Learn what customers have to say about IBM Systems solution for SAP HANA

  1. IBM Case Study: Colgate-Palmolive selects SAP HANA to improve the speed of business analytics with IBM and SAP
  2. IBM Case Study: Usha International Limited reduces data load time 90 percent
  3. IBM Case Study: Swiss retailer Migros spots consumer trends in real time with SAP HANA
  4. IBM Case Study: itelligence AG helps customers to react in real-time
  5. IBM Case Study: winnovation helps customers make better business decisions with SAP and IBM

  • Learn how IBM System x Reference Architectures for Big Data can help you make better, faster business decisions.

  1. GigaOM, Software Group, IBM Institute for Business Value (PDF, 5.7MB)
  2. ibm.com: “What is Big Data”
  3. Video: Vestas IBM super computeren Firestorm & Big Data (Video, 00:03:03)
  4. Video: IBM Stream Computing for Smarter Healthcare (Video, 00:03:19)
  5. STAC Report: Comparison of IBM Platform Symphony and Apache Hadoop Using Berkeley SWIM (PDF, 654KB)


Cloud computing


  • Learn what customers have to say about their IBM System x cloud experiences.

  1. IBM Case Study: Rudolph AG creates a flexible and reliable global cloud with IBM
  2. IBM Case Study: Alchemy Systems takes service delivery to the cloud
  3. IBM Case Study: Speicher M1 puts its business in the limelight
  4. IBM Case Study: Vissensa delivers savings to clients through flexible cloud services

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