A high percentage of today’s data centers use water-based cooling methods to keep them from becoming the equivalent of a Hopi sweatbox in the desert. When you’re planning a new data center you may want to consider the impact of the weather and water availability on your decision.
Data center leaders that opt for basic PDUs because they cost less than intelligent PDUs are making a big mistake. The truth is intelligent PDUs offer a significantly higher return on investment (ROI). Learn why intelligent PDUs are the smart choice.
This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting.
The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices
with up to 10kW of IT load.
CIOs are on a constant quest to understand what infrastructure will provide the best fit, at the lowest risk and cost. In today’s evolving data center, defining the proper use of data center assets, and how cloud-based platforms may or may not fit into the mix is critical to business success. With the abundance of cloud offerings in the market place, physical infrastructure is no longer an enterprise IT requirement. Cloud has established itself as an excellent option for infrastructure outsourcing.
Sensors are an easy to install, cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve reliability, and increase capacity for future data center growth. But most managers do little beyond monitoring the temperature by checking the thermostat reading on the wall.
In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure — and its relationship to business analytics. The paper will examine the business analytics workloads, discuss how these workloads put different demands on the underlying systems and infrastructure, and provide guidance designing an integrated business analytics environment that will provide organizations with high performance, resiliency, and a scalable growth path.
Watson’s success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. With smarter analytics solutions optimized on IBM Power Systems, you can put Watson's technology to work and ensure that you
The Dow Chemical Company is a $60 billion enterprise composed of a worldwide network of 13 business units. Although such a decentralized business structure has competitive advantages, it can also create challenges to setting and achieving enterprise-wide goals.
This IBM whitepaper presents facilities management solutions that utilize feature integrated processes and analytics to create smarter buildings. Facilities management solutions can help improve the effectiveness of a distributed workforce, increase facilities utilization and accelerate workplace configurations.
According to a 2012 Ipsos/Reuters poll, one in five employees worldwide now work from home. In another study, two-thirds of those who responded said they, expect their workplace to go fully virtual within the next few years. This IBM whitepaper analyzes the reasons for this shift in the workplace, and its implications for the facilities management of your company. Learn how to manage the growing number of empty real estate inside your company in a smarter fashion, so that your company runs more efficiently, and cuts down on unnecessary costs.
This analyst report provides guidelines for how to plan an effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context of IT Asset Management advances.