Geographic Information Systems on the IBM PureFlex System


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Location matters. Geographic data provides context to nearly everything today, especially within asset-intensive organizations and operations workflows. In government, utilities, telecommunications and other industries, geographic information systems (GIS) solutions are an essential investment enabling organizations to understand the complex relationship between disparate, location-based data and the business processes related to them.

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Geographic Information Systems on the IBM PureFlex System

  1. 1. Geographic Information Systems on the IBM PureFlex System Seamless integration of Esri maps for IBM Maximo work and asset management Location matters. Geographic data provides context to nearly everything Highlights today, especially within asset-intensive organizations and operations workflows. In government, utilities, telecommunications and other The IBM PureFlex System provides a●● ● ● industries, geographic information systems (GIS) solutions are an single hardware resource for network, storage and processor administration essential investment enabling organizations to understand the complex of an IBM Maximo Spatial Asset relationship between disparate, location-based data and the business Management implementation processes related to them. The PureFlex System delivers storage●● ● ● and network efficiency along with data Working closely with Esri, the market-leading provider of geographic protection for IBM Maximo Spatial Asset information systems (GIS) solutions, IBM delivers the IBM® Maximo® Management asset and work data, and Esri spatial data Spatial Asset Management solution that fully integrates Esri mapping capability. This solution is optimized for the IBM PureFlex System™, Deployment is simplified and administra- delivering a spatially-enabled, industry-leading asset management solu-●● ● ● tion streamlined with a pre-integrated, pre-optimized PureFlex System for tion with state-of-the-art power and flexibility. The PureFlex System IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management consolidates the workloads of IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management, which includes Maximo, IBM WebSphere®, and IBM DB2® software as well as Esri ArcGIS software, into one system, fully utilizing parallel processing capabilities. The solution is pre-optimized, simplifying deployment and allowing your business to focus on innovation instead of maintenance and IT infrastructure.
  2. 2. Esri has been at the forefront of GIS, map visualization and system optimizing the parallel processing capabilities oflocation analytics, and IBM’s long relationship with Esri has IBM POWER7® processors for the software while leveragingresulted in a number of solutions that enable the geographic IBM Intel-based processor technologies for Esri’s geospatialadvantage for all levels of an organization, from single depart- functionality.ments to the enterprise. Transform your business with efficiency,Users of IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management enabled with flexibility, and simplicityEsri software gain insight into complex spatial information, The PureFlex System offers single management interface forlike the connection and condition of water pipes, valves and servers, storage and networking resources that minimizes yourcustomers. This gives a geospatial context of the work, assets hardware configuration and setup time. This means less time—and relevant land features associated with that infrastructure. and less money—spent on IT infrastructure and maintenance,The solution gives asset managers: freeing you up to define and implement your asset and geospatial design.●● ● Seamless access to dynamic mapping functionality within IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management . The PureFlex System comes out of the box with expertise●● ● Alignment with specific business workflows, improving work encapsulated in patterns that IBM has developed based on planning and scheduling while eliminating the data duplica- decades of expertise, enabling deep integration and central tion between enterprise asset management and GIS systems. management of the comprehensive, open-choice infrastructure●● ● The capability to use the mapping and edit functionality and dramatically cutting down on the skills and training inside IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management, reviewing required for managing and deploying the system. The PureFlex and organizing work geographically and improving System is a flexible, workload-aware platform designed to be communication. easy to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage in a traditional●● ● Access to new infrastructure data that is not maintained or private cloud environment—ultimately providing superior in Maximo, but provides valuable insight for engineers, IT economics. Running Maximo Spatial Asset Management supervisors and other decision makers. enabled with Esri on the PureFlex System delivers:Now optimized for the IBM PureFlex System, Maximo Spatial ●● ● Agility: The PureFlex System is powerful and flexibleAsset Management, enabled with Esri software, provides a enough to allow you to consolidate all Maximo Spatial Assetstrong platform for building and maintaining an asset-intensive Management and Esri solution components—includinginfrastructure for future growth and adaptability. The PureFlex Maximo Asset Management, database for Maximo, MaximoSystem provides a new way of consolidating Maximo Spatial Spatial Asset Management geospatial integration, and Esri’sAsset Management’s multiple workloads into a single hybrid ArcGIS Server geospatial components, along with the data- base for ArcGIS. This enables the software components to intercommunicate with each other in the same system chassis over the same fiber optic network, providing optimal performance. 2
  3. 3. ●● ● Efficiency: With built-in solid state drive (SSD) optimization, Why IBM? thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from IBM has built on knowledge, expertise and technology gained existing storage, the PureFlex System gives you the capacity from decades of experience and investment in IT solutions for and performance you need to quickly take advantage of data business problems and integrated it into the PureFlex System. that is not maintained in your GIS systems, but provides And with a commitment to open standards you can integrate valuable insights for decision making. IBM solutions with other elements of your own environment●● ● Simplicity: The PureFlex System provides a single point of with your network of partners, customers and suppliers. network, storage and compute administration for configuring and optimizing Maximo Spatial Asset Management and With the technical and industry expertise of IBM Business Esri hardware resources. It also simplifies deployment with Partners like Esri and our combined ability and skill to pre-integrated and pre-optimized systems, multiple inte- integrate it all together for you—along with an unwavering grated operating platforms and streamlined administration commitment to your success—you can rely on IBM and your with integrated management. IBM PureFlex System for your Esri GIS solutions●● ● Control: The PureFlex System works with existing invest- ments and offers a choice of system architectures, hypervisors For more information and network switches so users can tune the system to selected To learn more about the IBM Maximo Spatial Asset workloads. Management Asset Management enabled with Esri with the IBM PureFlex System, please contact your IBM representativeBy combining compute, storage, networking, virtualization and or Esri, or visit the following websites:management into a single, optimized system, you are able to ●● ● manage and flexibly deploy integrated patterns of virtual ●● ● esri.comand hardware resources through integrated management acrossmultiple operating platforms. More than a static stack of pre- Additionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire theintegrated components, the PureFlex System with Maximo IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effectiveSpatial Asset Management enabled with Esri software takes and strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualifiedthe power, performance and possibilities of asset management clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your busi-to an entirely new level. ness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve your total cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartest choice to fund critical IT investments and propel your business forward. For more information, visit: 3
  4. 4. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012IBM CorporationSystems and Technology GroupRoute 100Somers, NY 10589 U.S.A.Produced in the United States of AmericaApril 2012IBM, the IBM logo,, IBM PureFlex System, Maximo, POWER7,WebSphere, DB2, and System x are trademarks of International BusinessMachines Corporation in the United States, other countries or both.If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their firstoccurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), thesesymbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned byIBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may alsobe registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current listof IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademarkinformation” at company, product or service names may be trademarks or servicemarks of others.Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates.The performance data discussed herein is presented as derived underspecific operating conditions. Actual results may vary.THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED“AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS ORIMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIESOF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULARPURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OFNON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to theterms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided.Esri’s ArcGIS server and ArcSDE geospatial components are notIBM products or offerings. Esri’s ArcGIS server and ArcSDE geospatialcomponents are sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under Esri’sterms and conditions, which are provided with the product or offering.Availability, and any and all warranties, services and support for Esri’sArcGIS server and ArcSDE geospatial components are the directresponsibility of, and is provided directly to users by, Esri. Please Recycle WAS12349-USEN-00