IBM Builds Infrastructure Resource Site
November 10, 2014 Dan Burger
Tom Rosamilia, the senior vice president in charge of IBM‘s Systems and Technology Group, knows what’s the matter. It’s infrastructure. Infrastructure matters in the new age of computing, he is fond of saying. The new age of computing, from the Rosamilia perspective, includes cloud, mobile, analytics, and social. And the inclusion of all these technologies will most assuredly require infrastructure upgrades for companies that are currently in the previous ages of new computing.
IT Jungle recently reported on an IBM survey of IT executives that identified 90 percent of those executives believed their existing infrastructure was not preparedness for IT advancement and necessary integration. Cloud, mobile, analytics, and social initiatives go nowhere without adequate infrastructure, chiefly to handle the huge increases in data.
Remember when time was money? Well, it still is. But data is the new money in the new age of computing. And to get to the data requires infrastructure enhancements that align with new technologies that, of course, must align with well-defined business objectives.
IBM figures you might need some help with identifying the weak links in your current infrastructure and what additions will be needed to process data faster, lower latency, save on energy and maintenance costs, and operate in a smaller footprint.
It’s created what it calls an “educational hub” that is sort of a resource library for quick-read infrastructure topics that come from IBMers and several non-IBM sources. The site highlights topics related to not only infrastructure, but also cloud and analytics.
Under the category of advice are tips such as:
As we have all noticed, the costs of IT have been rising. But IBM claims the cost of the physical infrastructure keeps going down if you take into account the effects of server consolidation and storage enhancements. And in almost every shop you’ll find dozens, or hundreds, or even thousands of servers that could be eliminated through automation, optimization, and integration that involves improved infrastructure.
It’s not a new story, but IBM is continuing its efforts to tell the infrastructure matters story as it is important to the cloud, mobile, analytics, and social agenda as well as the consolidate on Power strategy.
IBM’s new infrastructure resource site also includes links to white papers, infrastructure studies, and case studies. For a closer look, follow this link.