An IBM Whitepaper by Randy Perry Jed Scaramella
Today’s shifting trends are requiring enterprises to increase the efficiency of their IT operations to remain competitive in the market. As enterprises experience explosive growth in data, devices, and users, they are relying on their IT organizations to incorporate these elements into the IT environment and manage them. Progressive companies are shifting the focus of their IT departments to enhancing the delivery of IT services and away from the mundane maintenance of hardware systems or indeed from specifying, installing, and configuring hardware. This requires not only a change in IT processes but also a new type of IT infrastructure.
More organizations are considering integrated systems that converge servers, storage, networking, and system-level management software to improve their IT efficiency. These pre-integrated, pre-configured, and pre-optimized hardware platforms speed time to deployment and are easier to manage.
IDC interviewed companies that have implemented IBM’s PureSystems solutions. The focus of this paper is how IBM PureFlex and Flex System have enabled these customers to improve their IT efficiency. The research findings indicated all customers benefited from the adoption of an integrated system in terms of improved staff efficiency, faster time to deployments, and capital and operational expense reductions.