Maintaining Web performance during peak periods requires dynamic scalability, but achieving that kind of scalability often means overspending on an infrastructure that is underutilized most of the time. Or does it? IBM virtual server services can satisfy peak scalability requirements without a costly, oversized infrastructure. By replacing or complementing your physical servers with virtual ones, IBM virtual server services are designed to help you to reduce the cost and complexity of your current Windows®-, AIX®- or OS/400®-based infrastructure. Along with our Linux virtual services offering for zSeries® systems, it is the first multiplatform portfolio of virtual solutions for e-business.
With IBM virtual xSeries®, pSeries® or iSeries™ systems handling the application workload, resources are dispensed as needed. As demand escalates, so does the ability to add processing capacity to satisfy it. The virtual infrastructure is highly scalable, providing a consistent level of performance and availability. IBM virtual server technology enables you to reduce the number of servers you need and consolidate capacity. Multiple applications that previously resided on separate physical servers can now be run in partitioned areas of a single device.
Partitioning contributes to the security-rich design of the solution, keeping your applications logically isolated and physically independent of one another and those of other IBM customers. You retain control of your applications and business processes while IBM oversees the underlying infrastructure, providing 24x7 monitoring and management services, routine maintenance and enhancements as new technologies emerge. With infrastructure responsibility shifted to IBM, capital investments can be redirected and resources allocated to more strategic business matters.
Moving to a virtual infrastructure also enables you to shift some of your fixed costs to variable ones, with a usage-based pricing structure that aligns costs with actual resource consumption. It facilitates standardization, enabling you to reduce the number of disparate systems and tools managing your environment. Plus, you gain Web portal access to usage and performance data whenever you want it, providing you with greater visibility into your operation and the services IBM provides.
Reduce mounting IT expenses and management strain
Consolidate your test and production environments
Speed application deployment
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