IDC studied a group of enterprises that had deployed SAP applications on IBM Power Systems servers running Linux server operating environments and had been working with those systems for several years.
In the spring of 2012, IBM® introduced its PureSystems family of intelligent, integrated, powerful and flexible computing systems. At that time, IBM committed to a continuing process of improvement and additions to these systems as technology and innovation evolved.
Improve operational efficiencies with next-gen networks and servicesThere has never been a better time for service providers to streamline operations, improve responsiveness and reduce costs. Find out in this white paper how all three can be accomplished with IBM Tivoli® Netcool® solutions. Also discover methods to boost efficiency and minimize expenditures.
The IBM System x 3350 is a rack server designed for single-application hosting. This datasheet explains the details and benefits of the x3350, including its energy efficiency, high availability and outstanding performance, as well as the integrated systems management tools that help you manage complexity.
This tool can help you see just how much you can save with Intel Xeon Processor technology. You'll get an understanding of how systems with these processors, along with details of your situation, including replacement rates and employee training costs will affect overall IT costs in the future.
IBM Cognos BI offers complete perspectives on business intelligence and analytics through a single, unified workspace. Read the white paper and see how Power Systems runs Cognos BI applications-on distributed or consolidated servers-for greater business value as well as improved availability, virtualization, performance and energy efficiency.
IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher
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.
To compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations need to capture, analyze and act on information rapidly. If they can quickly identify trends, discover patterns and generate new insights, they can address a wide array of strategic and operational goals—from increasing customer loyalty and creating targeted marketing offers to enhancing operational efficiency and reducing risk. In their report, Business Value of Big Data on Power Systems, NC State University talks about unlocking the business value of big data, and how IBM Power Systems can deliver the foundation for organizations to bring insight to the point of impact faster.
In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM® PowerLinux™ 7R2 servers and IBM PowerVM® running IBM WebSphere® Commerce on SUSE Linux operating systems. This case study highlights of some of the key aspects of this significant migration and its results, including how Bon-Ton IT executives support the business and what they prioritize, why they decided to make this move, what performance and capability resulted, and how it affected full data center costs and business resilience.
In this webcast you will hear how clients are already benefiting from the world of waitless computing. You'll see the simple steps you can take to get started, and hear some exciting news about what's coming next from IBM Power Systems. New insights, new products, new markets - this is what IBM Power Systems is all about.
With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, you gain the benefits of the latest generation of Enterprise Linux OS with the power and reliability of IBM hardware. This combination provides the performance and flexibility to run the most demanding business-critical workloads.
Open-source is becoming an increasingly critical component being leveraged by agile enterprises. The capital investment required to develop next generation business solutions demands that components be built and targeted to the platform best suited for the task. Understanding the tools available for you or your developers to gain efficiencies to build solutions once, and deploy on a choice of scalable and reliable platforms is of paramount importance.
In this webinar, you will learn about the availability of SAP HANA across the entire IBM Power Systems line with pre-sized IBM POWER8 configurations that are optimised for SAP HANA, highly available/disaster recovery options for SAP HANA on Power Systems deployments, and systems management solutions to maintain the SAP HANA systems. You will also hear client use cases on why they chose to implement their SAP HANA solution on IBM Power Systems..
Topics to be discussed include:
- The need for new RAS characteristics in next-gen applications
- The benefits of having an agile and scalable platform for workloads running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems
Pfizer completed a proof-of-concept of a 5TB SAP Business Warehouse application on an Oracle system to evaluate a move to SAP HANA. This 5TB scale-up system was created on the IBM Power Systems platform under the direction of SAP and IBM. This webinar will explain SAP's road map for SAP HANA on Power architecture and Pfizer's rationale and lessons learned during this exciting project. Pfizer has now moved from development into production and will share the results from this recent experiment.
The newest edition of this unique report is filled with survey findings from over 4,000 individuals responsible for the resilience and protection of AIX and IBM i (i5/OS) environments. Discover if and how your peers are meeting recovery-time and recovery-point objectives, disaster recovery plans and more.
This January 2013 analyst paper features the advantages of IBM SmartCloud Storage Access and its value to customers who want to implement a private cloud solution. The answer to these organizations is IBM SmartCloud Storage Access (SSA), which lets organizations turn on-premise storage systems including SONAS and/or Storwize V7000 Unified Storage into powerful private clouds. The cloud-based storage services created by SmartCloud Storage Access combines the scale-out and unified features of the underlying storage systems into highly flexible and manageable cloud-based storage.
The challenges faced by midsize businesses remain daunting. An uncertain economic outlook, slow market growth and cost pressures continue to affect most industries. Yet, in most geographies, IT spending by midsize businesses is increasing. This report deals with this cost/benefit equation. Specifically, it compares the IBM i 7.1 operating system deployed on Power Systems with two alternatives: use of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008, and use of x86 Linux with Oracle Database 11g, both deployed on Intel-based servers.
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 deliver over x86-based add-on virtualization products. The tests, running two workload benchmarks of different consolidation ratios on POWER7 processor-based and comparable Intel-based systems, demonstrate the exceptional performance and scalability of PowerVM virtualization technologies compared to VMware vSphere1 on an x86-based platform.
Continual and timely upgrades of UNIX systems can enable growth and lower costs. But for some Sun/Oracle and HP customers, expected upgrade plans have hit major hurdles. Read this Clipper Group white paper to see how only IBM continues to provide a plan, and a predictable drumbeat, for the future.
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Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server "footprint" size and overall electrical requirements, resulted in significant reductions in ongoing costs, or opex, per 100 end users supported.