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The right storage and data environment can meet your needs for a reliable, cost-effective infrastructure for all your business-critical data
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Simplify storage and data management while enabling business growth and innovation

As business technology continues to evolve, the volume of information available to businesses continues to grow exponentially. Across all industries, more information needs to be stored, managed, and used by the business to drive future decisions. Main drivers for this information explosion include: Compliance – the requirement for legal and regulatory needs to store key information; Business Value – the more a business knows about its markets, customers, competition, and overall business climate the better decisions they can make for the future; Customer Satisfaction – as business technology has increased, so too has consumer technology. Customers in all markets are becoming increasing techno savvy, and demanding more from the businesses that serve them.

In today's environment, when thinking about Information Infrastructure (US), one needs to think global and have a worldwide perspective. Businesses operate 24x7x365, and there is no such thing as "real-time". It's about "all the time". Access to information is critical and an imperative that most companies cannot afford to take a risk on. In the event of an outage or decreased performance, the level of intensity rises exponentially and the problem dramatically shifts to information recovery and damage control. IBM Storage and Data Services can help customers prevent such tragedies and ensure information is securely available at any time, all the time.

IBM Global Technology Services offers service products that can

  • help with enabling clients to gain insight into how their LOBs are using storage assets and institutionalize storage best practices across the enterprise,
  • provide the structure for a comprehensive information archiving strategy,
  • help maximize the value of information by reducing the risks to a customer's business that come as a result of poor information infrastructure management.

And since each of the 4 key capabilities that an Information Infrastructure must address in order to successfully manage information – Info availability, retention, security, and compliance, requires you to move data, our Data Mobility Solutions are about doing just that. We are in the business of going into the detail of migrating data to make sure that we reduce a client's risk at every task level that drives the business objectives, help organizations reduce IT complexity and lower costs.

By proactively establishing a well-organized approach to your storage and data environment, you can gain the advantages that come from an effective storage infrastructure. You can provide business users with required access to data, giving key decision makers the information they need to help innovate and grow your revenue. You can cost-effectively deliver storage performance that meets current needs, while laying a strong foundation for the future. And you can better manage business risks and uphold regulatory compliance.

A comprehensive approach to storage and data

IBM Global Technology Services offers services that can help you address storage and data needs from end to end, including assessment, planning, design, implementation and management. The services include:

  • IBM Storage Optimization and Integration Services - helping you reduce complexity, optimize performance and manage growth by creating a cost-effective, scalable and resilient storage infrastructure
  • IBM Information Lifecycle Management Services - helping you enable decision making by developing and executing best practices for managing information from creation through disposal - on a cost-effective IT infrastructure
  • IBM Data Mobility Services - helping clients migrate data to more efficient storage environments without disruption, regardless of vendor hardware, operating system, or distance
  • IBM Storage and Data Product Services - helping you mitigate project risk and increase product value by providing assistance with planning and implementation of storage- and data-related hardware and software products or migration of data to new environments
  • IBM Storage and Data Managed Services - helping you leverage the expertise, scale and pre-integrated, standard capabilities of a world-class service provider that can manage the storage environment on your behalf
The anticipated benefits

IBM's storage and data services are designed to help you achieve better business performance and support your customers more effectively. With our storage expertise, proven methodologies and effective tools, we can help support your organization's current and future storage and data requirements:

  • Enable improved decision making and access to information
  • Simplify management of your storage and data environment
  • Improve your ability to comply with regulations and enhance security
  • Manage storage growth more effectively, while controlling costs

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