IBM Systems & TechnologyShifting IT focus frommaintenance to innovationUsing the IBM PureApplication System and patterns o...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovation1 2 3 4 5 6                                                               ...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationIntroductionAt many companies today, 70 percent of IT           competitiv...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationIBM PureApplication System provides                  and maintain an appli...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationWith the IBM PureApplication System,                 to free IT staff to s...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationConsolidateComplexity arising from mergers, acquisitionsand organic busine...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationThe IBM PureApplication System also                  and a single manageme...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationOptimizeIn an ideal world, systems would dynamically        And because th...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationTop-to-bottom optimization of the entire             Or an organization mi...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationInnovateUsing the IBM PureApplication System,                The IBM PureA...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationAccelerate cloudTransitioning applications from traditional          an ap...
Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationChanging the economics of ITThe IBM PureApplication System is an          ...
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  1. 1. IBM Systems & TechnologyShifting IT focus frommaintenance to innovationUsing the IBM PureApplication System and patterns of expertisefor consolidation, optimization, innovation and cloud acceleration
  2. 2. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovation1 2 3 4 5 6 Changing theIntroduction Consolidate Optimize Innovate Accelerate cloud economics of IT
  3. 3. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationIntroductionAt many companies today, 70 percent of IT competitiveness. IBM has found earlybudgets—or more—go into maintenance adopters of new technology are theand operations.1 A large chunk of the organizations that assign more than halfremainder typically goes toward deploying their IT budgets to adding new applicationsapplications and configuring hardware and capabilities.2for them. But what if you could managethe entire solution stack as a single IT professionals know the focus of IT shouldentity, automate most maintenance tasks be shifted from carrying maintenance “ T departments can I burdens to cost-effectively acceleratingand deploy new applications in a matterof hours? essential projects and responding to save time and eliminate business needs and market opportunities. risk while gaining anYou’d most likely be able to dedicate far But IT tasks such as application development,more of your IT budget to innovation and management and maintenance aren’t going efficient, repeatablenew capabilities. Your company could away. That’s why IBM has developed the deployment option.”spend more time focused on increasing IBM® PureApplication™ System. 31 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  4. 4. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationIBM PureApplication System provides and maintain an application. IT departmentsbuilt-in, ready-to-use expertise can save time and eliminate risk while gainingMany critical tasks related to application an efficient, repeatable deployment optiondevelopment, configuration and deployment that ensures configuration consistency.are time-consuming and expensive, whilealso requiring high skill levels and carrying Today, patterns are available for deployingthe risk of human error. But what if these web applications, databases and data marts, are the first family of expert-integratedactivities were contained within a modular and other middleware environments. More systems that automate most of thepattern that automatically executed and than 100 other patterns are available from operations work needed for applications,performed most of the required steps in independent software providers. They include hardware and data center infrastructure, asthese tasks? patterns for business process management, well as steps in the application development portals, web content management, business and deployment process and cloudThat is exactly what the IBM PureApplication intelligence and more. adoption. Unlike other integrated systemsSystem is designed to do. IBM and appliances, the PureSystems familyPureApplication System environments IBM PureSystems™—including the IBM comes with the intelligence needed toemploy embedded patterns that deliver all PureApplication System, the IBM PureFlex™ handle most configuration, upgrade andof the expertise needed to deploy, manage System and the IBM PureData™ System— maintenance tasks. 41 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  5. 5. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationWith the IBM PureApplication System, to free IT staff to spend less time on rote Simplified IT with superior economicsapplications can be dropped into a tasks and more time on activities that boost in four key areaspreconfigured middleware engine that competitiveness. For example, IT departments Using traditional product descriptions toincludes the IBM DB2® database and often schedule four to seven months to install, categorize the IBM PureApplication SystemIBM WebSphere® application server. configure and roll out a new application is difficult, because the solution combinesThe IBM PureApplication System also environment. With the IBM PureApplication so many critical functions. Features likeintegrates multiple hardware and software System, this time frame can be compressed built-in intelligence, complete hardwarecomponents, including a rack-based into as little as four hours—or less. and middleware integration, repeatableserver system. These components patterns and a simplified user experiencedynamically adjust to demand spikes and Nearly every part of the lifecycle for transform the experience and economics ofreallocate system resources automatically. applications and systems becomes faster IT. However, it’s not at all difficult to describeOrganizations can easily manage workloads and more efficient. The platform can self- the benefits of the IBM PureApplicationthrough a single management console. optimize for a variety of workloads and System. The system delivers simplified IT even automate complex integration tasks with superior economics in four key areas:Combining each of these components such as those required in data center consolidation, optimization, innovation andresults in a fully integrated platform designed consolidation initiatives. cloud acceleration. 51 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  6. 6. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationConsolidateComplexity arising from mergers, acquisitionsand organic business growth is frequentlythe root cause of high IT spending. Manyorganizations today have a diverse arrayof middleware and multiple development,test and production environments, whichleads to inefficiencies. Simplifying theseenvironments is necessary for shifting ITfrom maintenance organizations to enginesof innovation. applications and allowing IT to manage the IT infrastructure, but its small footprint them all from a single console that includes doesn’t sacrifice performance. HardwareWith the IBM PureApplication System, over 140 different elements for firmware and software components are optimized fora single system can replace dozens, updates. The IBM PureApplication System a variety of application workloads to deliverconcurrently supporting hundreds of reduces the physical space consumed by maximum performance and efficiency. 61 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  7. 7. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationThe IBM PureApplication System also and a single management console for all At another organization, a data centerfeatures an automation framework to: applications, which lets the administrator manager needed to consolidate critical quickly set scaling and routing policies and applications onto a dense, highly redundant• On-board and intelligently place existing service-level agreement (SLA) priorities. infrastructure to help reduce operating applications, reducing the risk and cost of costs—often a multiyear process. But by the consolidation For example, these capabilities could help using the IBM PureApplication System,• Automatically scale applications and their an organization consolidate hundreds that manager can rely on a system that underlying required resources as demands of Java applications by letting the IBM uses IBM’s collective knowledge about change, eliminating the time and cost of PureApplication System take charge of integrating and tuning servers, storage, provisioning resources for peak demands automatic provisioning and scaling. As a networking, virtualization and management result, this organization could accurately to significantly optimize the environmentIT tasks are further simplified by IBM predict performance for each application, in weeks.PureApplication System features such as as well as elastically scale to fulfillan automated migration console (AMC) fluctuating workload demands. 71 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  8. 8. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationOptimizeIn an ideal world, systems would dynamically And because the entire solution stack—adjust to spikes in demand, and the right hardware, storage, middleware, applicationresources for an application would be resources—is automatically optimized,allocated immediately and automatically. applications are automatically allocated toHowever, this ideal can be difficult to an appropriate resource within the overallachieve. Updates and upgrades can triggerplanned and unplanned downtime, and limitations of the infrastructure. “ ith the IBM Ware among the primary reasons why IBM PureApplication System patterns can significantly simplify complex optimization PureApplication System,optimizing applications for an underlyinginfrastructure requires a great deal of time tasks. Patterns are pre-optimized for a wide system updates areand specialized skills. range of application types, as well as fixed infrastructure and platform configurations. automated, and mostWith the IBM PureApplication System, Once a pattern is deployed, the IBM upgrades involve zerosystem updates are automated, andmost upgrades involve zero downtime. PureApplication System is automatically optimized to run that pattern’s workloads. downtime.” 81 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  9. 9. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationTop-to-bottom optimization of the entire Or an organization might choose dynamic The IBM PureApplication System alsosolution stack accelerates the time-to-value scaling across all its applications and virtual optimizes data placement across hard-diskof new applications and functionality, while machine resources. drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs)also significantly increasing IT infrastructure based on real-time application data usage.utilization. A single management console Elasticity is critical in ensuring that To provide optimal storage economics, theprovides visibility from the infrastructure performance meets SLA requirements solution moves frequently accessed dataup through the application layer to help when workloads grow or spike. Delivering from HDDs to faster SSDs. The results caneliminate errors. scalability on demand is a key feature of be significant: at the application level, IBM the IBM PureApplication System, and System Storage® Easy Tier® technologyIT organizations can select which business application-specific metrics guide the can deliver up to 341 percent more webpolicies to apply to IBM PureApplication automated, dynamic reallocation of server input/output (I/O) per second,3System optimizations. For example, one resources for each particular application. and the IBM PureApplication System hascompany might choose to lower data When this occurs, IT managers can see been able to increase critical applicationcenter energy use as a priority. Another real-time monitoring visualizations of performance by as much as 300 percent.4might need to ensure a maximum two- the system and components such assecond response for its website application. applications and virtual machines. 91 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  10. 10. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationInnovateUsing the IBM PureApplication System, The IBM PureApplication System eliminatesdevelopers can test new ideas quickly with many of these issues to speed developmentready-designed application environments, while reducing IT costs. By utilizing consistentand speed time-to-market with features that patterns across development, test andcompress lead times. production environments, the system helps reduce inconsistencies betweenInnovation can be baked into existing test environments and speeds up developmentand production environments. About one- iterations. IBM PureApplication Systemthird of IT projects are delivered late, patterns enable 30 times faster deployment As new applications roll out into production,according to IBM and Forrester research. of environments and more rapid time-to-value. built-in workload management, integratedThirty percent of application errors result from system monitoring and maintenance caninconsistencies between development, test Companies can deploy and optimally reduce operational costs by up to 55 percent,and production environments. According to configure virtual application patterns on the enabling IT organizations to shift staff to morea recent IBM survey, inefficient troubleshooting IBM PureApplication System in only a few strategic projects. Patterns of expertiseand tuning production environments clicks and use the best-practices deployment shaped by IT best practices and industrycontributed to 45 percent of delayed projects. topology codified in the patterns. These standards can automatically manage solutionAnother 45 percent of projects were delayed capabilities not only speed time-to-market, but elements from the underlying hardwareby integration, testing and configuration also enable repeatable deployments across an resources up through the middlewareof infrastructure.5 organization’s multiple locations worldwide. and software. 101 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  11. 11. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationAccelerate cloudTransitioning applications from traditional an application-aware cloud with expertmanagement environments to the public application patterns to users to achieve quickcloud—and establishing new cloud-based time-to-value and reduce cost and risk.capabilities—enables organizations to deliver Expert application patterns offered by IBMIT as a service to employees and sometimes and IBM Business Partners are the basiseven customers worldwide. But companies for PaaS, dramatically reducing the effortconsidering platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and expense required for deploying anddelivery often have concerns about: maintaining a private cloud.• Time-consuming and error-prone software For example, organizations can use the IBM Integrated support for resource contention license compliance Business Intelligence Pattern on the IBM is automated to help ensure the performance• The need to quickly reconfigure applications PureApplication System to deploy business of the most critical applications. A company in the cloud intelligence (BI) applications in an optimized, can port hundreds of applications to the• Resource contention among users across fault-tolerant environment in minutes. Created cloud, and rely on the IBM PureApplication hundreds of applications for deployment of IBM Cognos® BI software, System to track and manage all of the the pattern reduces the time, effort and cost shared resources. Automated dataOrganizations can use the IBM of building and deploying an enterprise-grade, governance policies help reducePureApplication System to rapidly deliver proven BI solution. compliance risk. 111 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  12. 12. Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovationChanging the economics of ITThe IBM PureApplication System is an With the IBM PureApplication System,innovative new approach that greatly organizations can greatly accelerate thereduces the time required to develop, shifting of IT resources—people andconfigure, test and integrate applications. budgets—from management andThe system allows impressive efficiency maintenance burdens to strategic value-gains and cost savings, including: adding activities. This platform can reduce provisioning times from 45 days to minutes,• Up and running in less than four hours6 require 47 percent fewer labor hours for• Deploy a three-tier web application in application deployments, and 73 percent under 15 minutes7• Concurrent management of more than fewer total IT management labor hours.10 “ he IBM PureApplication T 1,000 VMs on a single W1500-608 By providing patterns of expertise for System allows impressive system8 consolidation, optimization, innovation and• Up to 60 percent better price/performance cloud acceleration, the IBM PureApplication efficiency gains and running typical web and database System changes both the experience and cost savings.” applications (over a competitor’s the economics of IT for the better. configuration)9 121 Introduction 2 Consolidate 3 Optimize 4 Innovate 5 Accelerate cloud Changing 6 hanging the C economics of IT
  13. 13. For more informationTo learn more about the IBM PureApplication System, see your IBM representative or please visit:ibm.com/puresystems/pureapplication © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012 IBM Corporation Systems Technology Group Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 Produced in the United States of America November 2012 IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, Cognos, DB2, Easy Tier, PureApplication, PureData, PureFlex, PureSystems, System Storage and WebSphere are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright1 I DC, Analyst Matthew Eastwood, IDC Directions Presentation, 2011. and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml2 012 IBM Data Center Study: ibm.com/data-center/study 2 Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or3, 4 B ased on IBM internal measurements and Enterprise Strategy Group, IBM Storwize® V7000: Real-world Mixed Workload Performance in registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. VMware Environments, Brian Garrett, February 7, 2011. This document is current as of the initial date of publication and5 B ased on 119 respondents whose projects deployed behind schedule. Forrester, A New View of IBM’s Opportunity for Integrated Optimized may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available Systems Address, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM, February 2011. in every country in which IBM operates.6 B ased upon testing of the IBM PureApplication System W1500-96 with time measured from powering on the system to when it is ready The performance data discussed herein is presented as derived to support application deployments. under specific operating conditions. Actual results may vary.7 B ased upon testing of the IBM PureApplication System W1500-192 deploying a single Virtual Application Pattern consisting of two WAS VMs, a DB2 VM and updating the Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). The WAS VMs were allocated four vCPUs, 4 GB of memory and 12 GB THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS of disk; the DB2 VM was allocated 8 vCPUs, 6 GB of memory and two virtual disks of 12 GB and 4 GB. PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY8 B ased upon testing, under various workload conditions, of the IBM PureApplication System W1500-192 automatically scaling a Virtual WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR Application Pattern consisting of WAS VMs by adding an extra WAS VM. A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR9 B ased on IBM internal tests of the IBM PureApplication System W1500-96 compared to results of testing a competitor’s configuration CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products (previous version; no longer available) executing an online JEE trading application workload in a controlled laboratory environment and a are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the three-year total cost of acquisition (based on US list prices). The cost calculation compares the average cost per request. Three-year total agreements under which they are provided. cost of acquisition includes expected hardware, software, service and support. IBM’s internal workload studies are not benchmark Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject applications, nor are they based on any benchmark standard. As such, customer applications, differences in the stack deployed, and other to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and systems variations or testing conditions may produce different results and may vary based on actual configuration, applications, specific objectives only. queries and other variables in a production environment. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment. Please Recycle10 PureApplication System Life Cycle Labor Savings Case Study. WAM12345-USEN-00

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