This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
IBM’s Spectrum Protect offering boasts more than 20 years of achievement in the protection and recovery of key IT systems. So, it would be easy to suppose that IBM’s new Spectrum Protect Plus and Spectrum Copy Data Management software offerings simply represent “Spectrum Protect with extra features.” That assumption would be incorrect. They are standalone, reimagined approaches aiming to solve a daunting IT challenge—virtualization protection/recovery—and aspiring to attain a coveted IT outcome—effective data management and enablement (DM&E), referred to by many as “copy data management” (CDM).
"HP customers need to be aware that changes in server market trends are affecting Itanium. Read this Clabby Analytics paper to understand how industry consolidation and new server architectures are driving a new class of applications, leaving Itanium behind.
With real storage virtualization, according to the report, you can improve operational efficiency and drive down costs. And you can do this without sacrificing - or while even improving flexibility - giving you the ability to "continuously migrate" applications as a part of normal business operations
Virtualization has moved to the forefront of many organizations' IT agendas, because it reduces both the number of physical servers required and the associated costs. This independent study by the International Technology group found IBM PowerVM more cost-competitive over time, compared to VMware, in terms of IT costs and the costs of downtime.
Read this IBM whitepaper to understand how mid-sized business can benefit from virtualization with new technologies and improved affordability. The paper shows how IBM can help you reduce costs, improve services and simplify management. It also includes specific examples of IBM solutions and the cost savings you can expect.
IBM adds innovation leadership, making the new System x HS22 Servers the most cost effective, resilient & energy efficient solutions available! Find out more in the IBM System x, HS22 & Virtualization Update.
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Labs performed a hands-on analysis of IBM's System Storage SAN Volume Controller storage virtualization solution in order to validate its value proposition to customers. ESG Labs found that SAN Volume Controller is a rock-solid, feature-rich platform that delivers on the promise of network based storage virtualization: reducing the complexity and cost of managing SAN attached storage.
Virtualization is no longer an “emerging” technology. Its potential to increase the efficiency of IT infrastructures has become widely recognized. But key questions are raised in the early stages of virtualization planning: should it be implemented only for new projects, or applied to existing infrastructures? Should opportunities be pursued on a case-by-case basis, or targeted as a broader goal of IT strategy?
This IDC white paper discusses how the current need for server virtualization, infrastructure consolidation and energy efficient technology requires significant changes to IT systems. It describes the steps to take to achieve high availability and reduce operational costs, while still adhering to the requirements of “green IT.”
This IBM white paper discusses how virtualization tools can help you build an infrastructure that is simpler, more cost efficient and more flexible. It covers the basics of virtualization – how it works, how the technologies relate to each other and how they are commonly implemented, including real-world examples.
In this podcast, you’ll hear Tom Ready, Vice President of World Wide Server Services talk about the problems caused by server sprawl, such as increased hardware costs, decreased IT staff efficiency and excessive power consumption. You’ll learn how server virtualization produces marked gains in productivity and efficiency, and impressive reductions in cost.
New business technology initiatives are constantly popping up. But how do they relate to one another, and to your business? This white paper summarizes some of the more important initiatives in play today, and the service-oriented philosophy that can help you tailor your technology to best serve the people that use it. See how IT can work more naturally to serve your business needs.
Increased processing needs means increased energy costs. In fact, power costs can often exceed hardware costs. Read this white paper and see how the pairing of new IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with the new Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series can reduce costs and improve performance.
Intel faces a familiar challenge: do more with less. With compute capacity growing exponentially and chip size expectation shrinking, the new 5500 series delivers on both fronts. This white paper delivers test results that show increased performance and speed along with greater efficiency.
Even with increased start-up costs, higher-end processors can offer a lower TCO thanks to better performance. This white paper shows detailed comparisons between higher- and lower-end servers with surprising results—including a 42% lower TCO and 87% faster performance for the higher-end processor.
Live migration is essential for a dynamic data center environment. But until now, it's been impossible between different generations of processors. Intel IT and End User Platform Integration have done so successfully with Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration. This white paper explains how.
With ever-increasing data growth worldwide, organizations must find smarter ways to store and manage their massive volumes of data. Learn how IBM® Tivoli® Storage Management software solutions help to maximize your current storage environment and reduce operational and capital costs while improving service and managing risks.