Smart Business Storage Cloud

Helps reduce costs and improve performance with a scalable storage-virtualisation solution

As data volumes grow and the ability to handle various file formats becomes more complex, supporting efficient and cost-effective access to data can be increasingly difficult, with users experiencing reduced performance and outages. IBM Smart Business Storage Cloud can help you successfully deploy high-performance, scalable storage-virtualisation solution to facilitate growth and innovation at lower operational costs.

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To meet the continually increasing demand for faster, more powerful information technology, many IT managers are deploying high density equipment-hardware with great processing power and a small footprint-in their data centers. By consolidating existing servers with high density technology, enterprises get the power boost they need while lowering total cost of ownership. However, the technology requires a great deal of energy and often creates a large amount of heat. To maintain continuous operations, businesses must ensure that their data centers are equipped with sufficient power and cooling capabilities.

Fusing IBM's deep technology insight and decades of experience in data center facility design and operations, IBM Data Center and Facilities Strategy Services - high density computing data center readiness assessment can help clients gauge their capacity to support high density IT infrastructure components in their data center facilities. By determining the existing facility's power supply and heat removal capabilities and mirroring them against the power and cooling requirements demanded by the new technology, the assessment can identify potential gaps that could jeopardise continuous operations and provides a foundation for developing remedial measures. Based on the findings of the assessment, IBM can provide guidance in successfully navigating the growth and expense challenges of supporting high density technology.

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IBM storage cloud can help you deploy a high-performance, scalable and flexible, security-rich cloud storage solution to simply your infrastructure and reduce costs by as much as 50 percent, with typical payback between 6 and 18 months. Want to know more? Chat with us now or learn about additional services that can help you save (US).

Allocating the right amount of data storage to the right users at the right time is an ongoing challenge for organisations of all sizes. The explosive growth of workgroup communities and multiple data volumes demands efficient and cost-effective interdepartmental data sharing. While traditional solutions may offer simplicity, they can lack the crucial scalability to expand the storage space to serve large end-user communities.

IBM Smart Business Storage Cloud offers a storage-virtualisation solution designed to support your storage optimisation efforts. It can help alleviate your data storage challenges by enabling rapid implementation of a scalable, global file storage system with flexibility in deployment and management options. The solution provides virtualised storage to enable storage and server consolidation, a unified management platform to help reduce outages and storage management labor demands and costs, and advanced data replication for cost-effective business continuity and disaster recovery.

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