Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
Clients setting up smaller offices want to invest in the same type of technology as their larger competitors. Larger clients setting up remote branches need compute power not only at their head office, but also at distributed locations where key decisions that impact the local operation are made.This white paper compares the IBM BladeCenter S offering to the HP c3000 offering and articulates why IBM BladeCenter S is the best choice for small blade chassis platforms.
By doing more with less, you can realize savings and reduce complexity at the same time. IBM BladeCenter is a complete, compact and integrated system designed to simplify IT in small and mid-sized offices and distributed environments. It's packed with energy-saving features that lower operating costs and it's flexible enough to grow with your business.
Learn about the features and options of the IBM BladeCenter and see why it's the right choice for your diverse business needs.
This report presents the results of tests conducted by Edison Group to compare the power consumption of the IBM BladeCenter blade server system with a comparable BladeSystem blade server configuration from HP. It provides background, configuration details, and methodology by which Edison reached its conclusion: that IBM BladeCenter H requires nearly 10 percent less power than the equivalently configured HP BladeSystem c7000.
Increased processing needs means increased energy costs. In fact, power costs can often exceed hardware costs. Read this white paper and see how the pairing of new IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with the new Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series can reduce costs and improve performance.
Even with increased start-up costs, higher-end processors can offer a lower TCO thanks to better performance. This white paper shows detailed comparisons between higher- and lower-end servers with surprising results—including a 42% lower TCO and 87% faster performance for the higher-end processor.
Live migration is essential for a dynamic data center environment. But until now, it's been impossible between different generations of processors. Intel IT and End User Platform Integration have done so successfully with Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration. This white paper explains how.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: May 31, 2011
Servers are the foundation of a dependable IT infrastructure. You need your IT to be reliable, flexible and ready to support your business through changing times. Read this white paper to see how IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter servers can offer an outstanding platform for virtualization and consolidation.
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Jun 21, 2011
The IBM System x and BladeCenter families offer a broad range of servers tat support Linux, giving you the flexibility to deploy precisely the solution you need to help your business realize innovation.
Clabby white paper that highlights the benefits and advantages that IBM brings to the market with its breakthrough technology and products, providing the right solution and value for customers' issues compared to Cisco UCS.
The all-in-one configuration of the IBM BladeCenter S makes it a perfect fit in a small office. It integrates servers, storage, networking and I/O into a single chassis, which uses a standard electrical outlet. Plus, it's easy to use and manage, with tools that help manage energy use to lower total operating costs. Read all about this flexible, blade-based chassis and see how it streamlines and simplifies small office IT.
The perfect mix of performance and energy savings, the IBM BladeCenter S is ideal for the small to mid-sized office and the remote office. It neatly consolidates your storage, servers and networking into a single chassis that plugs into a standard electrical outlet, supports virtually all applications, and uses less energy than comparable systems. Get inside the IBM BladeCenter S with this 3D Virtual Tour that lets you dissect the BladeCenter chassis and look through its components.
Don't let your servers take over your office. The cost-effective IBM BladeCenter HS12 and JS12 blades enable you to neatly consolidate multiple servers into a single IBM BladeCenter S chassis. And they’ll make your IT easier to manage as you grow, at a price that maximizes ROI. Find out how the IBM BladeCenter HS12 and JS12 deliver availability, scalability and redundancy by watching this video.
Energy consumption can add up to 40% of a typical data center's annual budget. Discover how IBM is finding new ways to reduce server-room energy needs and heat output without compromising reliability and availability with technologies such as X-Architecture, BladeCenter Servers and virtualization. IBM executives outline IBM's industry-leading energy-innovation solutions that can help your business save costs and prepare for the future in these short video presentations.
Energy costs keep going up, and IT departments must find new ways to save. The IBM Power Configurator tool is designed to show you how IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter servers offer high-performance and flexibility businesses need, plus advanced power management that keeps energy costs as low as possible. Download the Power Configurator tool and see how much savings IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter can deliver for you.