Infrastructure matters for cloud, for data and for success!


Our clients are telling us that technology is the biggest factor that impacts their organizations. Surprising? Not really, especially when you consider the developments in cloud computing, mobile and social technologies, big data and analytics. Any one of these advancements, by itself, can slow an organizations ability to accelerate business transformation and business results. Without the underlying infrastructure in place, you might find it difficult to achieve improved IT economics and efficiency, real-time insights or secure information sharing across your enterprise.

In a recent study, top companies are 136 percent more likely to use cloud to reinvent customer relationships. And leading companies are 170 percent more likely to use analytics extensively with cloud to gain business insights.

What our clients have taught us is that infrastructure matters, and it’s clear that infrastructure truly matters when it comes to cloud, big data and analytics.

Infrastructure matters to accelerate Cloud deployments and business innovation

Organizations and managed service providers rely on IBM infrastructure to build private & hybrid clouds to optimize their social, mobile, and big data workloads.  We’ve helped over 10,000 clients deploy trusted cloud solutions based on open standards. The cloud solutions we are announcing today will help increase business agility, infrastructure scalability, management effectiveness and will improve the customer experience. At the same time our announced offerings will help reduce time-to-market and time-to-value in order to generate faster ROI.

React with speed and flexibility with shorter deployment times: To help clients easily respond to business opportunities, IBM PureFlex Express, PureFlex Enterprise and IBM Power System Solution Edition for Service Providers, IBM System x and NeXtScale reduce cloud application deployment up to 75%, from days/weeks to hours/minutes, accelerating time to market and delivering higher performance while lowering IT operations costs by up to 37% to 75%.

Manage infrastructure at scale with high reliability to optimize utilization, availability, and workload execution: IBM SmartCloud Storage Access now provides self-service provisioning for XIV and Storwize family products, and a storage cloud API for ISV application integration that enables clients to have more agility in building cloud storage solutions. IBM Power Systems latest offerings exploit Linux and OpenStack technologies with PowerVirtualizationCenter (PowerVC), PowerVP and SmartCloud Entry v3.2 to simplify virtualization management and improve responsiveness and service while reducing costs.

Infrastructure matters to gain new levels of analytical insights and to achieve competitive advantage  

A joint study between IBM and MIT shows that top performing companies are twice as likely to view analytics as a key differentiator than average companies — and twice as likely to use analytics to guide future strategies and day-to-day operations. Today’s IBM Big Data and Analytics announcements help clients drive real-time insights, increase client intimacy and brand differentiation, while ensuring secure access to data.

Optimize decisions in real-time by embedding intelligence into operational   processes using integrated high performance infrastructure capabilities: IBM PureData System for Hadoop, IBM BLU Acceleration Solution – Power Systems Edition and the IBM Smarter Storage Storwize family, that doubles the amount of flash storage capacity, accelerate Big Data analytics to achieve reporting and data driven insights up to 8-25 times faster. IBM System x3650 M4 HD offers clients a 60% higher spindle count increasing throughput and transaction processing.

Empower employees with insights, when they need it, maximizing right-time availability to improve collaboration to solve problems and grow opportunities: Simplify infrastructure setup, management, and high performance application acceleration with additional IBM Application Ready Solutions and enhancements to the IBM Platform Computing Family.

As your organization faces unprecedented convergence of cloud, mobile and social, and big data and analytics — remember that the infrastructure choices you make really matter to the success of your business — especially when it comes to efficiency and agility.

Governments and industry leaders rely on IBM to drive real-time insights, share information and ensure secure transactions, all while improving the economics of IT.  Why wouldn’t you?

For full announcement details please visit the IBM Smarter Computing announcement page. You may also register and join our live announcement webcast today, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Jacqueline Woods is the Global Vice President of Growth Solutions, STG, IBM Corporation. In this role, she leads the organization’s marketing for Software Defined Environment, Cloud, Analytics and Technical Computing. She also drives business development for Competitive Independent Software Vendors, such as SAP and leads the Transformation account strategy for the division. Connect with Jacqueline on Twitter: @JacWoods2020.

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