Organizations that have virtualized their environments are discovering that the journey's not over. In many ways, it's just beginning. The full benefits of virtualization -- from cost savings and increased speed to resource transparency and control -- can only be fully realized by optimizing all of the interdependent components. In this webcast, IBM leaders discuss how organizations can get more from their virtualization investments with best practices gleaned from years of transforming traditional data centers and building world-class clouds.
Virtualized IT infrastructures can simplify management and facilitate business continuity while helping minimize power consumption and procurement costs. Virtualization also helps organizations automate disaster recovery plans. Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays and VMware® Site Recovery Manager (SRM) software provide integrated, cost-effective, automated site recovery and testing for enterprise data centers.
When it comes to game-changing infrastructure technologies, private clouds are leading the way toward new IT efficiencies and a simplified means of consumption. Building on their roots as virtualized data centers, private clouds are rapidly moving up the list of must-have technologies to become an architectural standard for IT organizations around the world.
The bank wanted to modernize its global data center core and edge networks to move to the next stage of its private cloud journey. The bank has long recognized the advantages of server virtualization, and it wanted to move more aggressively to a software-defined data center. The bank was virtualizing all services, including compute, storage, and network, to gain greater business flexibility and deliver cost savings. But first, it needed an elastic, flexible, and production ready network to connect its data centers.
The bank wanted a dynamically scalable network to interconnect its data centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, so that it could move toward a fully automated, self provisioned cloud. The global network needed to deliver performance at scale for the company’s highly virtualized resources, while also supporting integration of legacy assets into its software-defined data centers.
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