In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure — and its relationship to business analytics. The paper will examine the business analytics workloads, discuss how these workloads put different demands on the underlying systems and infrastructure, and provide guidance designing an integrated business analytics environment that will provide organizations with high performance, resiliency, and a scalable growth path.
Forward-thinking organizations are recognizing the superiority of Power Systems* technology. The Power Systems family offers the ultimate system for today’s compute intensive business applications and databases. “Power Systems continues to prove itself as the ultimate system for compute intensive workloads, high performance analytics, high performance UNIX*, and high performance computing.
Watson’s success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. With smarter analytics solutions optimized on IBM Power Systems, you can put Watson's technology to work and ensure that you
Self-service analytics implies that users design and develop their own reports and do their own data analysis with minimal support by IT. Most recently, due to the availability of tools, such as those from Qlik, Spotfire, and Tableau, self-service analytics has become immensely popular. Besides powerful analytical and visualization capabilities, they all support functionality for accessing and integrating data sources. With respect to this aspect of data integration four phases can be identified in the relatively short history of self-service analytics. This whitepaper describes these four phases in detail and shows how the tools Cisco Data Preparation (CDP) and Cisco Information Server (CIS) for data virtualization can strengthen and enrich the self-service data integration capabilities of tools for reporting and analytics.
This webcast examines a large government agency struggling to provide stable test environments to support their partner landscape. Learn how service virtualization was used to simulate their department's core systems for a lower risk, less expensive, and stable testing environment.
This free white paper from the experts at IDC posits solutions to the key problems posed by data center crowding: geometrically growing power and cooling costs; the spiraling cost of management; and the sheer number of server footprints.
Server virtualization empowers businesses to lower hardware spending, simplify administration and boost availability. For IT and facilities managers, however, it introduces challenges and opportunities.
Server virtualization empowers businesses with significant advantages that include reduced hardware expenses, simplified administration and heightened availability. As a result, nearly 80 percent of server workloads supported by x86 hardware are now running on virtual machines, according to Gartner estimates. However, despite its widespread adoption and benefits, the technology is not without its challenges.
As virtualization technology evolves and improves, the server performance and power requirements for supporting a virtualized data center increase. Your aging servers are struggling to meet increasing virtual workload demands. These older, lower-performing servers further tax your data center by consuming valuable space and power. You want to update, upgrade, and consolidate to a powerful new server solution that will provide an excellent virtualization platform. In this white paper, you’ll learn how the NEC Express5800/A2040b enterprise server, powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2, offers just that.
This paper describes the evolution of IBM X-Architecture technology and demonstrates how the melding of industry-standard components with IBM innovation produces servers that offer you a unique set of capabilities with which to effectively manage your business. You’ll see why IBM systems equipped with X-Architecture technologies run faster—yet cooler—use less power, and are more reliable, easier to manage and better for virtualization than competitive servers, and offer a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Maintaining data security, performance, availability and recoverability is a growing challenge. The IBM Power platform offers many advantages in performance, scalability and key functional capabilities to support key database serving. In addition, it simplifies virtualization, making it easier to reduce the number of physical servers required. This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform as an alternative to commodity Windows servers in mid-sized companies.
Maintaining data security, performance, availability and recoverability is a growing challenge. The IBM Power platform offers cost-effective performance, scalability and key functional capabilities to support Linux-based database serving. It also simplifies virtualization, making it easier to reduce the number of physical servers required. This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform for Linux database serving in mid-sized companies.
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.
Today's organizations encompass a diverse range of users, from road warriors using laptops and mobile devices as well as power users working with demanding high-end applications, to task workers performing standard, relatively predictable processes. A one-size-fits-all approach to desktop virtualization cannot meet all the different requirements of these users.
This technical white paper presents benchmark results showing greater VM consolidation ratios than demonstrated in previous benchmarks and demonstrating the extent of the performance lead that PowerVM virtualization technologies provide.
IBM IT service management solutions help control costs, enhance performance and increase security in the virtual environment, with software for IT provisioning, IT monitoring, virtual storage, IT security, usage and accounting, software license management and more.
Client virtualization technologies are redefining the way IT resources are
delivered to end users, and creating exciting new opportunities for IT
organizations as they work to streamline and improve operations. By
abstracting applications and operating systems from client hardware,
virtualization enables client assets to be stored on central servers and
delivered to client endpoints.
The implications are profound. End users can log on to any networkconnected
computing device and access their custom operating system
and application environment. For IT departments, central management of
client virtual machine (VM) images brings efficiencies in everything from
routine maintenance and updating to operating system upgrades.
The objective of this white paper is to provide IT executives and UNIX subject matter experts (SMEs) with a high level comparison of the UNIX virtualization offerings from HP for Integrity and HP-UX1 vs. IBM for Power and AIX.
To assist in making a balanced comparison, this paper provides:
- A high-level, feature-to-feature comparison of key areas of virtualization and virtualization management.
- Modular table-based comparisons.
- Information from publicly available resources.
This paper examines historical concerns about Linux virtualization, and assesses why, when, and how enterprises can safely virtualize their critical Linux workloads. We also review a Linux virtualization solution that meets enterprise needs -- the powerful combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and HP ProLiant Servers.
The workplace is changing rapidly to accommodate mobile and flexible work styles, as employees expect the same computing experience when working remotely as they get in the office. And those expectations are rising rapidly among all employees — not just in the executive hallways or engineering labs. To discover more about mobile work styles and client virtualization trends in today’s enterprises, Citrix Systems and HP commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey IT decision-makers in North America, Europe, and Asia for this Technology Adoption Profile (TAP). Coupled with Forrester’s existing Forrsights data, we found that IT is turning to client virtualization to manage the growing complexity that BYOD programs and mobility initiatives have created and is embracing end-to-end solutions to overcome the toughest client virtualization challenges concerning cost, performance, scalability, and security.
Virtualization has moved to the forefront of many organizations’ IT agendas, because it reduces both the number of physical servers required and the associated costs. This independent study by the International Technology group found IBM PowerVM more cost-competitive over time, compared to VMware, in terms of IT costs and the costs of downtime.
ITIC asserts that IBM’s latest Linux-only Power Systems offer current and prospective Big Blue customers high performance and reliability for physical and virtualized environments at an extremely aggressive price point.
IT-Informatik chose a full virtualization strategy, based on IBM® PowerLinux™ servers with IBM PowerVM® virtualization and Live Partition Mobility, to manage its SAP hosting services. The new solution slashes IT operational costs by more than 50 percent and enables IT-Informatik to set up new customer environments 80 percent faster.