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Simplifying Cloud Management and Data Center Automation

This white paper explores the value of standardizing and automating cloud services with a flexible platform, such as IBM Cloud Orchestrator. Learn how to orchestrate the development, deployment and management of cloud services - helping to reduce IT costs and accelerate service delivery.


Optimize Workloads to Achieve Success With Cloud and Big Data

IBM Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing. Learn more.


The Compelling Case for a Business Focus in IT Service Management

IBM SmartCloud Control Desk enables organizations to integrate and automate asset and IT service management across data centers, cloud-based environments and endpoints to bridge silos of capabilities, minimize management complexity and provide user simplicity. Learn more.


Private Cloud in the Hybrid Cloud Era: The Critical Choices Driving Business Value and Agility

This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value in the deployment and management of private clouds and what CIOs need to know to achieve that value.


Security Report-Tracked, Hacked, and Attacked

A comprehensive study by Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) on the business impact of security incursions in today's IT environment. This ground-breaking research, based on 64,200 client data points explores how the vulnerabilities in today's virtualized, internet-connected, cloud-oriented environment can affect your businesses.


Clipper: Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. This is a great door opener to a conversation about our systems and cloud computing.


IDC: Real-Time Compression Advances Storage Optimization

It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue. On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic.


Storage Switzerland: Software Defined Storage Needs A Platform

The IBM Storwize family is the primary IBM storage solution for supporting software-defined environments and virtual infrastructures. Storwize V5000, the latest addition to the family, is a virtualized, flexible, easy-to-use solution that enables midsized organizations with complex storage and scalability needs to overcome storage challenges.


Flash Storage eBook: How to Improve Data Center Economics

In business timing is everything, especially for business-critical applications. Delays in delivering critical data and processing can significantly increase business and financial risks. IBM’s new eBook FlashAhead discusses these challenges and offers up the all-flash storage system as a solution.


IDC - Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments: The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure

This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. Hardware infrastructure and software requirements must be determined in parallel to maximize the success of business analytics projects.


Big Data Analytics Infrastructure For Dummies

Big data analytics is critical for creating a competitive advantage. In this book from the Dummies series, learn how to set up an infrastructure for big data analytics. Read more.


eBook on Software Defined environments

Infrastructure matters. Today’s business environment is increasingly dominated by mobile and cloud-based platforms, and by the skyrocketing volume of new data. And with 70 percent of the average organization's IT budget being spent on operations and maintenance, infrastructure must be simplified, adaptive and responsive. Learn more.


Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage

Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal—unlocking competitive advantage. Read this paper to learn how and why reducing TCO is just the beginning of the benefits offered by SaaS.


The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies of Online Collaboration Software Vendors

Businesses have a wide range of choices for online collaboration vendors. Forrester performed a 38-point evaluation of eight prominent collaboration service providers in categories such as global footprint, mobile support, service-level agreements and more, to see how each performed. Read this paper to learn the results and gain valuable insight into prospective providers of online collaboration services.


IDC Brief: Cloud Computing in the Midmarket - Assessing the Options

Read this analyst brief from IDC to learn about public, private and hybrid cloud models and how your organization can take advantage of them. The paper also looks at how you can integrate cloud solutions into existing IT and offers some principles for measuring the success of your cloud solutions.


Vendor Landscape: IT Asset Management

Read this report and understand what features are available from asset management software providers and how they can benefit your organization. Learn more.


Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Service Desk

Read this white paper to understand what’s new in the Enterprise Service Desk market.


EMA Research Report: Demystifying Cloud

This EMA™ research report examines how small, medium, and large enterprises across industries have implemented private cloud technologies to deliver business value. Read now!


Simplify and Accelerate Service Delivery with SmartCloud Orchestrator: Cloud Management for your IT Services

This infographic illustrates the key functionality of IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator including the three tiers that make up SCO as well as it's key benefits. View now.


IBM Private Cloud for Dummies

Whether public, private, or hybrid, cloud computing is becoming an increasingly integral part of many companies’ business and technology strategy. In an attempt to keep up with are turning to flexible, elastic, and self-service computingbusiness innovation and change, companies resources that they can easily manage and scale in the cloud.


Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter

This EMA paper gives insights on why storage matters for cloud and what's the advantages of storage virtualization for cloud. It reviews IBM’s software defined storage infrastructure solution and highlights the competitive differentiator for IBM's SmartCloud offering.


Hybrid Cloud Backup Delivers More for Less

In this technology brief, research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shares their perspective on the increasing importance of a hybrid approach which combines on-premise and cloud capabilities to meet today's data protection requirements.


GB/SMB Analyst report: Pay As-You-Grow Data Protection

In this analyst paper John Webster from Evaluator Group discusses the data protection requirements for the SMB IT administrator and uses IBM Tivoli’s Full-featured Data Protection Suite for Small to Medium Businesses as an example of a solution. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery (TSM SUR) includes the advanced functionality of solutions designed for the enterprise data center, but is offered in a way that is easily implemented and consumed by the SMB.


Business Analytics Buying Criteria: The Three Maxims

In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure — and its relationship to business analytics. Learn more.


Smarter Analytics for Communications Service Providers: Customer Insight from Analytics-Tuned Infrastructures

This Frost & Sullivan provides insight on the importance of infrastructure in optimizing analytics deployment and the key advantages derived by implementing IBM analytics infrastructure solutions. Read how Communications Service Providers (CSPs), such as Sprint and Bharti, are using IBM Smarter Analytics approach to become more customer-centric, to better serve their customers and to more rapidly capture business opportunities at customer contact points.


eBook on Software Defined Environments

Today’s business environment is increasingly dominated by mobile and cloud-based platforms, and by the skyrocketing volume of new data. And with 70 percent of the average organization's IT budget being spent on operations and maintenance, infrastructure must be simplified, adaptive and responsive. Learn more.


An Executive Guide to Analytics Infrastructure: Imperatives for Advanced Analytics

Business has never been faster and is increasingly dependent on the timely analysis of large volumes of data for strategic and operational decisions. As executives come to rely on advanced analytics, the importance of a robust IT infrastructure cannot be overstated.Data comes from everywhere; make sure you get it in time, every time.


Intelligent Flash Performance for Proven Mission Critical Storage

Flash-optimized IBM DS8870 can deliver extraordinary performance for critical enterprise applications, as well as optimize storage economics by supporting both all-flash and hybrid-flash configuration options. Read more.


Prudential Client Reference: Ricoh Americas Corporation Client Reference

Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.


Flash Storage eBook: How to Improve Data Center Economics

In business timing is everything, especially for business-critical applications. Delays in delivering critical data and processing can significantly increase business and financial risks. IBM’s new eBook FlashAhead discusses these challenges and offers up the all-flash storage system as a solution. Learn more.


IDC: Real-time Compression Advances Storage Optimization

It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue. On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic. Read more.


Edison Group: The Business and Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel.


Protect Your IT System With Next Generation Security

A data breach, probings, hackers… protect your your critical IT information. What these real-life examples have in common is that perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read how trusted computing from IBM PureFlex System can help secure your systems against emerging threats. Learn more.


IBM’s System Director VMControl: Advanced Multi-Platform Virtualization Management

For IT personnel looking to manage cross-platform workloads, IBM VMControl can provide an advanced solution. Read the white paper and learn why this technology beats the competition in terms of automated provisioning, systems integration and resource pooling. Also see how this environment offers advanced image management and higher resilience.


Champions of Software as a Service

Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal—unlocking competitive advantage. Learn more.


FlashSystem: Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value

In this white paper, you will learn how this high-speed storage technology has tremendous potential to support I/O-intensive and/or latency-sensitive applications. Read now.


The New Era of Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

Today’s organizations are finding the performance they need in hybrid cloud data protection solutions, along with the simplicity and flexibility they expect from cloud services. But what’s the best way to get started with cloud-based data protection? Read this white paper and find out!


GB/SMB Analyst Report: Pay-As-You Grow Data

In this analyst paper John Webster from Evaluator Group discusses the data protection requirements for the SMB IT administrator and uses IBM Tivoli’s Full-featured Data Protection Suite for Small to Medium Businesses as an example of a solution. Read now.


Software Defined Storage: The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter

This EMA paper gives insights on why storage matters for cloud and what's the advantages of storage virtualization for cloud. It reviews IBM’s software defined storage infrastructure solution and highlights the competitive differentiator for IBM's SmartCloud offering.


Private Cloud in the Hybrid Cloud Era

This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value in the deployment and management of private clouds and what CIOs need to know to achieve that value.


Operational Insight for Running IT at the Speed of Business

Emerging business and technology trends1 are placing greater demands and challenges on IT operations staffs. Today’s information technology must operate at the speed of business, where customers and business users expect instant response and always-on access to applications and business services. Read on.


Improve Visibility: Reducing the Complexity of Your Storage Environment

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center can help reduce storage costs by enabling integrated management of storage assets, performance and operations from a single, web-based console. It also integrates with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for reporting and analytics.


Clipper Group: Significantly Improving Storage Efficiency

The Clipper Group asks if you are suffering from too much data with an insufficient budget, Storwize V7000 with Real-time Compression may well be the solution you need. If your data center needs to compress both blocks and files, IBM’s plans to enhance its Storwize V7000 Unified, when available, will provide the single platform that the data center needs to simplify deployment. Read more.


IDC: Real-Time Compression Advances Storage Optimization

It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue. On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic. Learn more.


Flash Storage eBook: How to Improve Data Center Economics

In business timing is everything, especially for business-critical applications. Delays in delivering critical data and processing can significantly increase business and financial risks. IBM’s new eBook FlashAhead discusses these challenges and offers up the all-flash storage system as a solution. Read on.


Protect Your IT System with Next Generation Security

A data breach, probings, hackers… protect your your critical IT information. What these real-life examples have in common is that perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read how trusted computing from IBM PureFlex System can help secure your systems against emerging threats. Learn more.


Edison Group: The Business and Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel. It discusses the benefits of private cloud solutions, including reduced labor and hardware/software costs, ease of implementation and adoption, scalability, organizational flexibility, security, improved efficiency, as well as allocation of and access to IT resources. Read more.