Smarter Data Centres

Extend the Life
See how to transform your data centre infrastructure

Extended efficiency

There is a lot of opportunity to improve asset utilisation

In today’s economy, it can make sense to defer significant expenditures on new technology and additional capacity. Using analytics-based services can help you virtualise complex workloads faster with up to 50 % reduced costs and 6 -18 month virtualisation ROI. Storage analytics create flexible automation policies to help increase storage provision efficiency and lower Tier 1 costs by up to 20 %. Using analytics-based services our network analysis toolkit can help determine how to best allocate your data centre networking resources. To extend the life of your existing data centre investments, start with a fact-based analysis.

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    Getting started

    See how the IBM Lexington data centre grew IT capacity eight times without expanding its energy footprint Read the white paper (642KB)

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    See what IBM has done

    With over 400 data centres worldwide, IBM is constantly uncovering innovative ways to operate smarter data centres. See how our data centre transformation efforts have resulted in over a billion dollars saved, reduced risks, greater energy efficiency, increased flexibility and improved operations and services. Read our story

IBM services for extending the life of your data centre

IBM Server Optimisation and Integration Services can help enable you to create a computing environment that optimises performance by reducing IT infrastructure complexity, controlling management costs and increasing adaptability.

IBM Networking Strategy and Optimisation Services offer strategy, assessment and optimisation services to help identify where you can make improvements, recommend actions for improvements and implement those recommendations.


Optimise your middleware investments to help improve business efficiency


Build and manage a dynamic and optimised infrastructure that supports business, operational and product innovation using our portfolio of server services

Storage and data

Your first step to an efficient information infrastructure

Site and facilities

Plan, design and build flexible, cost-effective and energy efficient data centres and facilities


Design, implement and manage integrated communications and networking environments to drive collaboration, business flexibility and growth

Cloud computing

By deploying technology as a service, you give users access only to the resources they need for a particular task.