IBM Smarter Data Centres
IT demands are increasing. Budgets remain flat and 70 percent of every IT dollar is spent on managing the current data centre environment. But smarter data centres are responding faster to change—and transforming operational costs. That’s because new analytics-based services provide the capability to gain new insights into data centre operations and actively monitor and manage for continual improvement. Bottom line: Nothing beats analytics for improving data centre management.
By transforming insights into action, analytics-based services can help you:
- Extend the life of the existing data centre infrastructure and double IT capacity or reduce operational costs by 50 percent
- Rationalise the data centre infrastructure and improve operational efficiencies while reducing operational costs by 50 percent
- Implement a flexible, modular data centre design and defer up to 40 to 50 percent of your capital and operational costs
- Integrate IT and facilities operations management to help reduce operational costs by up to 20 percent
Select a starting point
The hallmarks of a smarter data centre include flexibility, cost effectiveness, and the capability to actively monitor and manage operations for continual improvement. Read this white paper, “Defining a blueprint for a smarter data centre” (PDF, 506KB), to explore the possibilities.
In this white paper, The Value of Smarter Data Centre Services (PDF, 373KB), IDC offers an overview of how IT organisations can optimise their data centres to obtain value now while building the foundation for future IT innovation. Strategies for rationalisation , consolidation, virtualisation and cloud computing are all discussed.
See what others have done
Xcel Energy fuels conservation efforts with a cost-saving high-density zone data centre. Confronted with aging systems and data centre design limitations, an energy provider seeks a highly efficient cooling solution to support a systems refresh—without a data centre redesign. Read how (PDF, 146KB).
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
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