Future Proof Your Infrastructure

Optimizing servers for easy scale out and integration into your business’ cloud and Hybrid IT strategy

By Ron Mente – Director of Cloud and Emerging Technologies

Many organizations today are questioning if their move to the cloud has been fast enough to keep up with their competition. Much of the available industry data combines public cloud, hybrid cloud, and private cloud all into a single adoption percentage. Although it may come as a surprise to some, many line of business applications still remain on premise, and even the largest cloud providers recognize this trend will continue for the foreseeable future[1]. Although it is true that there are limits to what legacy architectures can accomplish, finding the right infrastructure to support a company’s vision is important. This includes the flexibility to make a multi-cloud strategy a reality with less downtime, lower licensing fees, and easier management – which is of utmost importance when it comes to remaining competitive.

The new IBM Power Systems scale-out servers provide a future-forward infrastructure designed to crush data-intensive workloads. Designed for AIX, IBM i and Linux environments, these Power Systems servers easily scale out and integrate into an organization’s cloud and Hybrid IT strategy, while delivering the performance and RAS needed for a company’s mission-critical workloads[2].

By delivering the flexibility that businesses need for seamless data center and cloud integration, Power Systems scale-out servers provide faster insights, allowing businesses to gain business intelligence more quickly and be more responsive to change. The use of automation to handle mundane business tasks will continue to evolve as companies mobilize their teams to take on more complex, non-repetitive tasks. Autonomous services make this possible by orchestrating routine tasks such as patching and self-correcting. In turn, this can free up a company’s IT staff to focus on higher value work – maximizing efficiency while keeping operating costs in check.

A thoughtful IT strategy takes into account the benefits of public cloud and SaaS offerings, while recognizing that on premise and hybrid architectures will still be present in some form for the foreseeable future. Being open minded and selecting the best location for your workload – wherever that may be – should help lead to the positive business results you are hoping to achieve.

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