Published on March 5, 2014
Why Infrastructure Matters Stephen Leonard General Manager, Global Markets IBM Systems and Technology Group
• IBM’s 100+ year story of continuous innovation • Research and development • Successful customer engagements • Solutions for a Smarter Planet based on optimized infrastructures and proactive analysis © 2014 IBM Corporation
IBM’s 2013 study proves the importance of infrastructure • Global C-suite Study: Over 4,000 leaders representing more than 20 industries in 70 countries • Technology again ranked as the most important factor • New solutions, software, and infrastructure are helping to fulfill the promise of a Smarter Planet © 2014 IBM Corporation Technology #1
The pace of change is accelerating 80% are building new apps for cloud delivery 90% of all data 75% are either planning on planet Earth is big data implementations… or leveraging them already Spending on marketing analysis is up by 60% © 2014 IBM Corporation years old or less 80% of the world’s online population uses social networks on a regular basis
Yesterday’s infrastructure can’t meet tomorrow’s needs MOBILE SOCIAL Big Data and Analytics CLOUD • Infrastructure matters more than ever • IT infrastructure must provide enhanced efficiency, agility, and economics © 2014 IBM Corporation $200 billion expected client spend on big data implementations
Infrastructure choice matters because it positions you for success • IT infrastructure decisions affect everything— from database and business analytics to cloud and virtualization • The right decisions can help you: Improve the economics, performance, and efficiency of all IT services via cloud Drive business transformation via big data and analytics © 2014 IBM Corporation
Cloud: Transform how you provide IT services Agility Speed Efficiency Economics © 2014 IBM Corporation • Respond more swiftly to business opportunities with agile, softwaredefined infrastructures • Enhance efficiency by optimizing workload and resource deployment • Improve IT economics by leveraging technologies built on open standards
Big data & analytics: Understand today so you can create tomorrow Anticipate change Decision making Customer engagement Employee empowerment © 2014 IBM Corporation • Anticipate market changes, achieve new insights, and roll out new services faster than competitors • Accelerate decision-making— even making them in real time • Understand and engage with customers more easily and effectively • Empower employees with insights by maximizing right-time availability
Why choose IBM for cloud and big data? • • IBM Systems for your computational, network, and storage infrastructure • Successful customer engagement with integrated systems to drive real-time insights • Infrastructure innovation at an incredible pace to pave the way for fundamental business transformation • © 2014 IBM Corporation Thousands of clients have deployed successful clouds built on IBM systems Committed to open standards and technology for speed of innovation, integration, and choice
Customer Case Study: Foley & Lardner LLP International law firm with 2,300 employees servicing clients 24/7 Service continuity is critical Interest for their next-generation infrastructure Leveraged the RESILIENCY of IBM System x3850 X5 Maximize uptime Consolidate infrastructure Increase application performance Support advanced virtualization © 2014 IBM Corporation • Increased I/O throughput • Easier service and upgrade of parts • Resiliency • Reduced overall server footprint • Lower costs
Infrastructure matters for private and hybrid clouds. Is your infrastructure designed for success? IBM X6 portfolio Fast, agile, resilient IBM Flex System for SmartCloud Orchestrator Fast, agile, simple IBM PureFlex for VMware vCloud Suite Fast, simple, efficient IBM Platform Resource Scheduler Optimize resource utilization, cost and quality of service Other storage and networking solutions Efficient management and utilization © 2014 IBM Corporation
Infrastructure matters for big data and analytics. Is your infrastructure designed for results? Next generation EXA Technology, X6 Lower latencies Faster response times Smarter data management in real time IBM FlashSystem 840 FlashSystem Enterprise Performance Solution © 2014 IBM Corporation Real-time access to data for workloads that require faster data access Extreme performance, business continuity, and optimal workload availability
Infrastructure matters—now more than ever In today’s presentations, learn more about: •New innovations with our new x6 portfolio •New FlashSystem solutions •New IBM PureSystems and Systems Networking portfolio •Successful client engagements that already have delivered impressive results © 2014 IBM Corporation
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