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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • EMA Reasearch 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!

  • 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.

  • Reducing Cost & Complexity: Simplify and Consolidate Data Protection for Better Business Results

    IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center, a next-generation graphical user interface introduced in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager v6.4.1, provides advanced visualization, built-in analytics and integrated workflow automation features to greatly simplify backup administration. Read on.

  • Reducing Cost & Complexity: The Business Value of Improved Backup and Recovery

    The IBM Butterfly Analysis Engine provides storage planning software and storage migration tools that give you a holistic understanding of your data and storage issues and demonstrate the real value you can achieve from deploying a modern data protection solution. Learn more.

  • The Business Value of Improved Backup and Recovery

    The basic benefits of backup and recovery are obvious. But what are some of the less obvious bottom-line benefits, and how can businesses realize them? Find out more in this white paper.

  • 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.

  • Seeding Clouds on Power Systems

    Many organizations are genuinely excited about the potential for private clouds, anticipating greater responsiveness for end users and reduced costs for administrators. However, they are also concerned with the risk of taking on added complexity as they make the transition to cloud computing, which by definition introduces new management processes that fundamentally redefine how resources are assigned to workloads. Read on.

  • NSS Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System Product Analysis- IBM GX7800

    In this white paper learn how IBM performed in the latest NSS Labs testing, exploring the security effectiveness and performance characteristics of the GX7800 intrusion prevention appliance. Read more.

  • The Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Security in the Cloud

    As cloud computing gains more traction, more businesses are beginning to align their security strategy to better manage the privacy and compliance challenges of this new deployment model. In this paper, read how the growing adoption of cloud computing is changing the way organizations are implementing security. Read on.

  • Security Intelligence is the Smart Way to Keep the Cloud Safe

    Many of the same characteristics that make cloud computing attractive can also make it challenging to secure. An integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide visibility and control to help better secure cloud environments. Learn more.

  • Identity and Access Intelligence: Transforming Enterprise Security

    In this white paper analysts describe the nature of identity and access intelligence and the factors that are driving this important aspect of security evolution. Learn how Identity and Access Intelligence helps organizations rethink thier defense against a wide range of threats, cope with mobile and cloud security challenges and proactively protect sensitive IT assets. Read on.

  • Secure By Design: Building Identity-based Security into Today’s Information Systems

    In this white paper, analysts examine today’s security challenges in light of the opportunity to build security directly into information systems, and the role of today’s finely grained technologies for identity and access management that make this more proactive approach possible. Learn more.

  • Managing Identities and Access in the Cloud

    The ability to share services and information with various departments,partners, customers and other parts of the business ecosystem is a majoradvantage of cloud computing. As a result, successful cloud deploymentshinge on securely and efficiently managing individuals’ access toresources, and protecting data from loss or corruption. Read on.

  • Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security

    This IBM white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling the use of privileged identities. Learn more.

  • Supporting the Zero Trust Model of Information Security: The Important Role of Today's Intrusion Prevention Systems

    This IBM-commissioned profile of US enterprise IT security professionals evaluates the market’s readiness for Zero Trust concepts and technologies, based on Forrester’s own market data and a custom study of the same audience. Read more.

  • Beyond the Next Generation: Putting Advanced Network Security To Work

    In this white paper Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research highlights specific examples of the ways in which these converged security systems put today’s more advanced capabilities to work in practical application. Read on.

  • Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

    In this white paper Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and peformance. Learn more.

  • 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar has been positioned again in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM. In addition to providing a technology that is a good match to current customer requirements, Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. Learn more.

  • Managing Threat in a Digital Age

    Recent media attention has highlighted the proliferation of security breaches affecting enterprises across numerous industries. These security failures have not only resulted in significant expense to the affected enterprises, but have significantly damaged consumer trust and brand reputation. Learn more.

  • IT Executive Guide to Security Intelligence

    This white paper discusses how security intelligence addresses accurate threat detection shortcomings and empowers organizations—from Fortune Five companies to midsize enterprises to government agencies—to maintain comprehensive and cost-effective information security. Read on.

  • Protect Data in VMware-based Environments with IBM Tivoli Solutions

    In this white paper, learn why IBM Tivoli Solutions provide a unified platform for proven scalability and advanced manageability in data protection.

  • Simplify and Consolidate Data Protection for Better Business Results

    Data is growing in size, and IT infrastructures need to grow smarter and more efficient with it. Find out in this white paper how they can.

  • Streamline Data Protection with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center

    Huge sets of data have even small businesses dealing with terabytes of storage. There’s more to storage than just backup and restoration, though. Data protection is the key. Find out more in this report from the Edison Group.

  • IBM Solution Brief Manage Smarter Infrastructures with IBM SmartCloud Control Desk

    The SmartCloud Control Desk unified approach speeds time-to-value while minimizing complexity and total cost of ownership. The solution provides a complete “control center” for managing services and assets in a seamless way, with auto-mation that allows processes to work.

  • Unlock the Value of Virtualization with the IBM SmartCloud Foundation

    Learn from this whitepaper how SmartCloud Foundation solutions enable an IT delivery model that helps organizations shift from the limited focus on virtualization’s technology efficiency to providing the flexibility to support end user productivity.

  • SmartCloud Control Desk: IBM Consolidates and Advances Its IT Service Management Offerings

    Solution Brief discusses how SmartCloud Control Desk helps efficiently bridge siloed, multiple systems for IT and line of business processes to manage assets that have both IT and non-IT characteristics. Learn more!

  • IBM Five Routes to Optimized Virtualization For Better Business Value

    This white paper examines five entry points to optimization—image management, patch and compliance, backup and restore, cost management, and monitoring and capacity planning—that can put organizations on the path to gaining more from their virtualization investments. Read on!

  • IDC Technology Spotlight: Orchestration Simplifies and Streamlines Virtual and Cloud Data Center Management

    This Technology Spotlight examines how advanced automation and orchestration solutions are helping IT data center operations teams effectively manage increasingly complex enterprise computing environments. It also looks at IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator as an example of a solution that is addressing these emerging IT management priorities.

  • 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 business innovation and change, companies are turning to flexible, elastic, and self-service computing resources that they can easily manage and scale in the cloud. Learn more!

  • Proactively Manage Business Applications and the User Experience

    The comprehensive, integrated IBM portfolio of application performance management solutions enables IT to move beyond basic resource monitoring to optimize infrastructure performance and availability through the use of best practices for identifying and resolving infrastructure problems. Read more!

  • Protect Your IT System with Next Generation Security

    A data breach, probings, hackers; protect your most critical IT information. Perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read how to help secure your systems against emerging threats.

  • Fusion-io Hyperscale Customers Scale up Performance without Scale-out Costs

    Is it possible to massively scale cloud deployments without spending massive money? In fact, it is. Read here how others have done it.

  • The Holy Grail for Hyperscale

    Hyperscale is pretty much what it sounds like, cloud computing on a massive scale. Learn here why datacenter designers are rushing to develop for it and how you can get ahead of the game. Learn more.