Every ten to fifteen years, the types of workloads servers host swiftly shift. This happened with the first single-mission mainframes and today, as disruptive technologies appear in the form of big data, cloud, mobility and security. When such a shift occurs, legacy servers rapidly become obsolete, dragging down enterprise productivity and agility. Fortunately, each new server shift also brings its own suite of enabling technologies, which deliver new economies of scale and entire new computational approaches.
In this interview, long-time IT technologist Mel Beckman talks to HP Server CTO for ISS Americas Tim Golden about his take on the latest server shift, innovative enabling technologies such as software-defined everything, and the benefit of a unified management architecture. Tim discusses key new compute technologies such as HP Moonshot, HP BladeSystem, HP OneView and HP Apollo, as well as the superiority of open standards over proprietary architectures for scalable, cost-effect
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
At the time this definition was published, “cloud” was already part of industry parlance, and was beginning to take root in the general lexicon. Additionally, global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud had topped $78 billion. This year, enterprise spending on the cloud will reach an estimated $174 billion, and is expected to climb to $235 billion by 2017.2 Inevitably, as both business IT and consumer mindsets evolve toward the cloud in coming years, we will continue to witness dramatic growth in IT products in some areas, and significant reductions in other areas—resulting in a reshaping of the industry as a whole.
The term “network management” encompasses a broad range of solutions from single point products to element managers to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) includes network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks.
For this EMA™ Radar, the focus was put specifically on core capabilities and features primarily associated with network operations’ need to ensure health and availability of the network. Supporting functional capabilities such as performance monitoring, configuration management, asset management, as well as integrated management of connected non-network devices were also considered, but as non-critical (albeit helpful/valuable) extensions.
This white paper is structured so that each page is its own "mini-white-paper" but each is also part of a total look at better structuring requirements documents, processes and content completeness. At the end of this paper is a one page "tear-out" summary which is both a shortened distillation of the content, and a diagnostic tool to start a peer discussion on your organization's performance.
Find the path to success in business requirements definition and management. Technology pervades almost every aspect of corporate competitiveness from customer experience to the products and services offered. Companies that do a poor job at requirements definition and management have trouble communicating needs between the business and technology operations. This inability to clearly and efficiently communicate business needs will eventually show up in the fiscal results of even the largest publicly traded companies.
This IBM white paper posits that most enterprises have yet to realize the full value of convergence and explains why the real promise of IP networks lies in converged applications. It goes on to explain how IP convergence can build real business value for today's busy contact centers.
This case study outlines their success in achieving global simultaneous product launches, correct information for catalogs and advertising, faster price change notifications and better Point of Sale (POS) integration.
As service execution becomes increasingly important and complex, traditional job management tools aren't cutting it. With IBM Tivoli workload automation products, you can easily automate and manage simultaneous workloads across heterogeneous environments.
IBM Multiform Master Data Management manages master data domains - customers, accounts, products - that have significant impact on the most important business processes and realize the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM is the only vendor that delivers an integrated MDM product with significant out-of-the-box functionality for each MDM usage style - collaborative, operational and analytical - across multiple data domains, thereby managing the complete data lifecycle.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn more about all the features and products in the IBM System Storage DS Family lineup.
End-to-end storage means that your data is well-managed, protected, and available when you and your customers need it most. IBM System Storage products simplify your infrastructure with servers and storage in one, allowing you to grow, and lowering the total cost of ownership through advanced energy management. Discover the IBM System Storage family of products, services and solutions, and see how they can bring value to your bottom line.
To stay ahead of the competition, companies depend on partnering and collaboration solutions that leverage the capabilities of suppliers, partners and customers. In this webcast you'll see how IBM Lotus Quickr 2.0 can transform the way everyday business content, like documents and rich media, can be shared to make a more effective collaboration team.
A comprehensive solution for leveraging data in today's retail environment. From customer data to product placement statistics, retail organizations are constantly juggling information. As the sheer amount of data continues to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage. Not only does data come in many different forms—such as reports, memos and e-mails—but often it’s scattered across multiple repositories.
Let’s face it, DBAs have a tough job. DBAs must manage a complex set of tasks including ensuring high performance and availability, maintaining business critical production applications and managing changes.
IBM and PTC, leaders in product development and innovation, are offering joint solutions that combine our expertise and technology to fully support cross-enterprise product development optimization. Together, we enable companies to meet time-to-market, cost-reduction and quality requirements, in an ever-increasing, complex global marketplace.
CPDA’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) research programs target the critical decisions in Product Lifecycle Management challenging Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Information Technology managers and executives. CPDA’s PLM collaborative research programs provide indepth analysis of strategies, products, issues, processes, technologies, trends, case studies, and surveys for assessing technology, business goals and objectives, and implementation road maps.
With A&D products containing tens of thousands of parts, and potentially millions of lines of software code–produced by hundreds of companies dispersed across the globe, Aerospace & Defense organizations understand the fundamental value and dire need for robust Change & Configuration Management (CM) processes. But it’s not just the number of parts, lines of code, or partners driving the need for better processes. The complexity of products and development processes, as well as the globalization of product development, are all contributing to an environment that is becoming more difficult to manage with each new program or project.
Electronics and Software Engineering are quickly merging with traditional Mechanical Engineering to create a new paradigm in auto manufacturing: Mechatronics. Industry experts predict that this shift will bring about profound advances in automotive product development. Unfortunately, existing IT and process infrastructures do not provide sufficient capabilities to support the new paradigm: multiple data silos, a lack of standardized processes, and integration issues on a tool level (Mechanical, Electronic, Software) continue to pose serious obstacles to development efficiency, and remain a frequent source of delays, quality issues and cost increases.
The average SMB has most of the same data protection needs as its larger competitors. But most SMBs can't afford a trained staff assigned specifically to storage management and protection. As a result, when they buy storage management software they look for solutions that are both less expensive and easier to use than traditional products.
As products go to market quicker, employees, customers, and business partners need the ability to collaborate and access business data—when, where, and how ever they choose. Watch this illustrated demo to see how IBM offers a smarter, business-driven approach to Identity and Access Management. And how IBM’s extensive integration capabilities can enhance productivity without compromising security.
The product portfolio decisions you make today will determine whether your company is relevant tomorrow. With such a fine line between success and failure, now is the time to make product portfolio decisions based on fact-not guesswork, political agendas, intuition or the opinions of the loudest voice in the room. Learn more today!
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