Smarter Data Centre Services

Build and manage highly efficient data centres that respond to change and
drive innovation

The Smarter Data Centre

Data centres have a bad reputation lately. Administrators often complain they are expensive to maintain, consume too much energy and run inefficiently. They've been viewed as a burdensome utility or worse: a barrier to growth.

But what if your data centre could be a high-performing strategic asset? What if you could allocate more of your IT budget to innovative new projects? According to the 2012 IBM Global Data Centre Efficiency Study, enterprises with highly efficient data centres allocate 53 percent more of their IT budgets to new projects because they are able to minimize maintenance costs. As one of the world's largest builders and managers of data centres, IBM can help you realize this goal with its Data Centre Services. By planning, designing and automating key functions of your data centres, we build efficient, effective computing hubs that serve as a platform for agility and innovation. With IBM's Data Centre Services, you can identify areas to improve operational efficiency across your infrastructure. Take the 5-minute self-assessment (US).

Plan  for efficiency. Build  for agility. Manage  for effectiveness.

Plan for efficiency. Develop a plan for both IT and cost efficiency driven by business needs through IBM's consultative approach. Build for agility. Transform your existing IT infrastructure into a platform for speed and flexibility using virtualization, cloud and modular data centre design. Manage for effectiveness. Achieve operational excellence with local expertise, global services centres and a diverse portfolio of service offerings


IBM Canada Data Centres

IBM Canada Data Centres

Take advantage of IBM data centre experience from having designed and built over a 1,000 data centres in the last 5 years and our global experience in managing over 430 data centres around the global including additional investments right here in Canada to help Canadian clients deliver business value, reduce cost and manage risk.


IBM started by asking us, ‘Why are you doing this?’ and ‘How will it benefit your customers?’ The first priority was to answer those questions. IBM didn’t start with how to construct the data centre. Technology comes later. I think that was a tremendous way to start the project. - Glenn Vollebregt, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for St. Lawrence CollegeIBM started by asking us, ‘Why are you doing this?’ and ‘How will it benefit your customers?’ The first priority was to answer those questions. IBM didn’t start with how to construct the data centre. Technology comes later. I think that was a tremendous way to start the project. - Glenn Vollebregt, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for St. Lawrence College

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