Smarter Data Centers

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Rationalize your data center for significant operational savings and efficiencies

Change is accelerating for data center and IT managers. We project that US $1.5 trillion is being spent every year on IT — hardware, software and IT services.

Consolidation and relocation away from expensive data center leases or ineffective locations can significantly improve efficiencies, reduce the assets managed and improve resource utilization, reducing operational costs by up to 50 percent.

Businesses with multiple server rooms, or multiple data centers, often have under-utilized or over-taxed infrastructure. Analytics enable mathematical modeling that can reveal your existing data center state in both financial and operational terms and provide alternative scenarios based on your business data. In addition, analytics offer logical dependency mapping tools for applications and servers to assist in relocation planning.

Our new analytics-based workload analysis tool can not only determine which of your workloads would most benefit from cloud implementation, but also identify the “pain” to implement them. This analysis can enable you to identify opportunities to move workloads to cloud 90 percent faster to reduce costs.

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Disaster Recovery Options


In today’s “always-on” global business environment, organization leaders need near-instantaneous failover and failback of their critical business applications to guard against “disasters” of all shapes and sizes.


Reduce SAP complexity


SAP business applications are critical to many organizations throughout India. But as SAP technology proliferates and is customized throughout the enterprise, complexity increases.

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    Getting started

    Comprehensive planning is the key to application availability, business expansion and operational efficiency. By implementing a comprehensive data center strategy that helps you play a leading role in keeping your company competitive—not in a far-off future, but here and now—your company can see similar in responding to change. Taking a strategic approach to optimizing the data center portfolio (1.32MB)

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    See what IBM has done

    With over 400 data centers worldwide, IBM is constantly uncovering innovative ways to operate smarter data centers. See how our data center 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 (US)

IBM services for rationalizing your data center

IBM Cloud Infrastructure Strategy and Design services provide important analytics-based insights on how to build your organization’s cloud roadmap.

IBM Data Center and Facilities Strategy Services are designed to provide an approach to data center deployment that optimizes availability, scalability, recoverability and agility—while also helping to reduce risks.

IBM IT Transformation Strategy and Design Services can help you reevaluate and reconstruct your IT environment to improve alignment of your IT strategy with business goals.

IBM Middleware Strategy and Design Services can help you get started with planning and designing your middleware infrastructure to align with your business objectives.

IBM Service Management Strategy and Design Services can help you get the most value from your investments while improving IT service quality and efficiency.


Optimize your middleware investments to help improve business efficiency


Build and manage a dynamic and optimized 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 centers 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 theresources they need for a particular task.