In June 2014, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the IBM PureApplication System. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the IBM PureApplication System on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with the IBM PureApplication System, Forrester interviewed an existing customer using the IBM PureApplication System in a production environment. IBM PureApplication System converges compute, storage, networking components, and software into a preconfigured and pretested system. The pre-integration seeks to decrease time and effort for initial installation, and the pre-installed application patterns seek to decrease barriers to application development and deployment effort.
Prior to IBM PureApplication System, the customer ran over 2,000 middleware instances with multiple physical servers controlled by its parent company. The customer chose IBM PureApplication System to realize the organization’s vision of improved performance, and it subsequently experienced benefits in application development and deployment time, hardware and related utility cost avoidances, and increased system resiliency.