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Virtualization RealizedFive tips forsuccessful implementation.1. Scale management to match                             2. ...
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Virtualization RealizedJapanese firm enables better marketingthrough virtualization.The Challenge:                        ...
Virtualization RealizedBank in Tokyo simplifies IT, reduces TCOand boosts productivity.The Challenge:                     ...
Virtualization RealizedRecycling company in Spain better manages IT,better manages growth.The Challenge:                  ...
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This interactive eBook describes how virtualization is not a device to implement, but rather a journey to realize greater and greater gains. Featuring cases from midsize companies around the world, Chapter 3 details tangible benefits your company can achieve through virtualization.

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Virtualization Realized: Chapter 3

  1. 1. Virtualization Realized3 Virtualization done right. Like with most IT solutions, you won’t be able to fully reap the benefits of virtualization unless you manage it properly. The following chapter will share five tips on how to better implement virtualization throughout your entire organization. Case studies: > Doosan Power Systems India > Branding, Inc. > Sugamo Shinkin Bank > Azor Ambiental, S.A. > Megamark s.r.l. > Ningbo Municipal Labor and Social Security Bureau 1 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  2. 2. Virtualization RealizedFive tips forsuccessful implementation.1. Scale management to match 2. Monitor the virtualizedan avalanche of workloads. environment closely.What good is virtualization if you’re just trading the Even though virtualization drives cost efficienciesmanagement of physical servers for the through the shared use of resources, it alsomanagement of an avalanche of virtual workloads? obscures the connection between the user and thePrescriptive steps must be taken to manage your cost of resources. Just keep an eye on what you’revirtual workloads effectively. And the management doing. The solution is to gather and compileof physical servers must be practiced faster, with resource consumption at the workload level, thengreater precision and at a higher scale. All of which charge it back to the workload users. You can alsoentails three things. One, you need to have real-time assess software inventory and license entitlementsvisibility into individual workload performance that to identify oversubscriptions and unaccounted use.can alert you to problems before they impact And you can automate routine processes andservice. Two, workload relocation and rapid identify opportunities to standardize virtual machineprovisioning are essential to circumvent performance images within and across departmental users.issues, ensure high availability and elevate system-wide utilization. Third, capacity planning should bebased on trends of actual usage. 2 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  3. 3. Virtualization Realized 3. Ask the right questions concerning 4. Migrate from previrtualized servers to data and storage. servers optimized for virtualization. When your data volume grows exponentially Consumer electronics are constantly changing to through virtualization, you have a lot of new handle more powerful apps. The same applies to questions to answer: Is the data protected? servers built for virtualization. That’s why it’s Do you need to change your policies? Are privacy important to devise and follow a server upgrade regulations supported? Are the right procedures plan that includes servers explicitly built — from the for data safety being followed? And how do you silicon up — to support virtualization. This kind of update them for the increase in data volume? plan will not only stretch your data space further, it All are good questions and important to ask to will also lead to gains in energy efficiency, enabling make the most of virtualization. you to handle ever-higher levels of demand. Worth a tweet 5 tips for #virtualization implementation: scale, monitor, ask the right questions, migrate and manage workloads. 3 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  4. 4. Virtualization Realized5. Improve workload management. Cases in point.This is vital – the foundation for The following case studies show how midsizesuccessful implementation. companies like yours focused on improving theirWhen you move to virtualization, you boost cost workload management to successfully implementcontainment and efficiency. Yet you also increase virtualization.workloads and data. If not addressed effectively,you could lose your gains with clumsy workloadmanagement. IBM has solutions for precisely that —systems designed to unify and simplifymanagement of virtual and physical environments. As beneficial as virtualization can be, it’s likeWith these solutions, you can coordinate most IT solutions. It can’t reach its full potentialadministrative tasks across servers, optimize your unless it’s managed effectively, integrated withassets and merge your management objectives intoa single solution. With few businesses claiming or complementary technologies, and smartlyeven aspiring to be 100% virtualized, the extended into other areas of business needs.”importance of unified workload management —“Virtualization for Midsize Businesses: Keep Your Foot on the Accelerator” by Frost & Sullivanacross physical and virtual server and storageenvironments should not go unnoticed. 4 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  5. 5. Virtualization RealizedIndian power companyvirtualizes more, spends less.The Challenge: The Story:Reducing costs while business explodes in growth. Doosan Power Systems India provides engineering, The Results: project management, procurement, construction and quality control services for the power and • onsolidation and virtualization now C energy-generation industries. They were running support the company’s growth initiatives. their design-based application on several HP servers and had procured 900 licenses for Oracle as their • oosan gained compact and efficient D ERP application. Since they were expecting to almost storage with backup abilities. double in size in a period of four months, they needed to consolidate their server environment and reduce • T infrastructure is now scalable I licenses in order to reduce costs. and redundant. Working with IBM Business Partner QuantM Net • o additional hardware was needed for its N Technologies, Doosan first consolidated by replacing previous IT environment. several servers with IBM Power servers. Then, to better manage workloads, they installed PowerVM® • CO has been lowered significantly. T technology to create multiple virtual machines that would run multiple workloads on each physical server. And with IBM System Storage devices and IBM PowerHA® and IBM PowerVM technology, they were able to provide near-continuous application, online data backup and consolidated storage. 5 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  6. 6. Virtualization RealizedJapanese firm enables better marketingthrough virtualization.The Challenge: compiling all of the data together in one singleStruggling to keep up with site usage and the analysis location for easier management. Now Branding can The Results:of data. analyze the data to detect marketplace patterns and sales trends — e.g., which blog entries and articles • randing can now identify and react to BThe Story: best promote and increase sales. marketplace trends and sales opportunitiesBranding, Inc. is a Japan-based business that more quickly, thanks to increased visibilitypromotes the brand recognition of their customers’ into site traffic.products. In particular, they launched a verysuccessful fashion-themed news and e-commerce • hey have a granular view of customer Tsite that has one of the largest mobile sites in Japan. Branding, Inc. reduced server responses and purchasing data that can be 70The challenge: keeping up with peak site usage and costs by approximately used to identify successful marketingeffectively analyzing the data. initiatives and recapture lost sales.The solution: with the help of IBM Global Technology • heir IT systems have been simplified with a TServices – Integrated Technology Services, virtualized infrastructure — reducing serverBranding, Inc. virtualized its Web environment and costs by approximately 70%.launched a customer monitoring and managementtool. The solution now captures user data from the • CO2 emissions have been reduced bywebsite, mobile devices and even fashion events, roughly 100 tons. 6 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  7. 7. Virtualization RealizedBank in Tokyo simplifies IT, reduces TCOand boosts productivity.The Challenge: IBM System Storage devices as well as third-partyComplex infrastructure was driving up costs, solutions. Together the solutions offer efficient andlimiting productivity. secure data retention for their new computing Over 5 years, Sugamo Shinkin 30 environment; better storage of existing business files; expects to lower TCO byThe Story: increased data capacity; and high-security backup.Providing commercial banking services for SMBs,Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Tokyo needed to overcomea number of issues. Government regulations were The Results:demanding stronger protection for customer data.They also had a 1,200 system infrastructure that was • Sugamo Shinkin expects to lower TCO by driving up their need for maintenance, and their 30% over five years.maintenance costs. Plus, their operating systems • They can now cost-effectively maintainwere limiting productivity due to long start-up and their desktop work environment.shutdown times. • Productivity has improved with faster By engaging IBM Premier Business Partner MP desktop start-up and shutdown times.Technologies, Sugamo Shinkin developed a centrally • User satisfaction has also gone up. managed desktop computing infrastructure byimplementing IBM BladeCenter® technology and 7 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  8. 8. Virtualization RealizedRecycling company in Spain better manages IT,better manages growth.The Challenge: addition, their existing Dell infrastructure sufferedIT infrastructure unable to meet business needs. from sporadic availability. The Results: • zor Ambiental has elevated the overall AThe Story: In short, Azor Ambiental needed to refresh availability of their infrastructure while gainingAs an automotive waste management and recycling their computing environment with a virtualized scalability and flexibility to accommodatecompany in Spain, Azor Ambiental strives to dispose infrastructure of scalable, stable servers and business growth.of hazardous automotive waste in an environmentally storage technology.friendly way and to smelt raw material from lead • New IT helps avoid prolonged downtime.batteries to recover valuable resources. While their Working with IBM Business Partner Mapa Informáticaservers and storage were delivering adequate perfor- y Telecomunicaciones, SLL, they first consolidated • hey’ve optimized their use of resources and Tmance, they didn’t have the scalability the company their Dell technology in a virtualized environment of reduced energy consumption and costs.needed to accommodate business growth. In IBM BladeCenter hardware, IBM System Storage • ompany can now deploy a new server in C technology and IBM STG Systems software. just 35 minutes. Using this new IT, Azor Ambiental can create virtual environments for its core apps and dynamically assign computing resources where they’re most needed. Azor Ambiental can now They’re also using BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager 35 deploy a new server in just software to maintain availability, reassign workloads in the event of an outage and allocate I/O resources for specific demands. And to more effectively archive mission-critical data, they’ve attached both BladeCenter H Chassis to an IBM System Storage DS3500 Express® disk system. More than just managing their IT, they’re managing to accommodate new business growth. 8 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  9. 9. Virtualization RealizedVirtualization helps leading food distributormeet changing demands.The Challenge: The Story:Dated infrastructure inhibits business expansion. As a leading food and beverage distributor in The Results: Southern Italy, Megamark s.r.l. works closely with over 300 supermarkets to deliver high-quality food • The company has reduced energy costs. products to consumers. Because business was • hey can now leverage their fault-tolerant T good and they were growing, Megamark needed infrastructure with no points of failure. increased computing power and a more scalable infrastructure to support their mission-critical • ew software manages the company’s N applications. In addition, they wanted their computing resources more efficiently. infrastructure to yield a smaller footprint, reduce energy costs, and be able to optimize business • nfrastructure is now more adaptable and I continuity via a data protection and replication can better respond to the changing solution. demands of the business. • egamark enjoys high-performance data M Enter IBM Global Technology Services – Integrated storage — with fast, secure backups of Technology Sevices. Starting with consolidation, the mission-critical data. solution involved creating virtual production and recovery environments with VMware software for mission-critical applications. Also implemented was IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility V5.3 — this helps the company better manage their IT, balance workloads and reduce downtime. And, they now have automated backups with Tivoli® implemented on an IBM BladeCenter server. 9 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  10. 10. Virtualization RealizedA Chinese government agency accelerates workload deploymentsby 90% through virtualization.The Challenge: Working with IBM Systems Lab Services, NingboOld infrastructure can’t handle new workloads. Municipal Labor and Social Security Bureau The Results: replaced their existing servers with a cloudThe Story: environment that includes IBM Power Systems • orkload deployments have been WNingbo Municipal Labor and Social Security Bureau is servers, IBM STG Systems, IBM System Storage accelerated by 90%.a Chinese government agency that provides human and IBM Tivoli software. This high-performance • hey can now provision a new AIX® OS Tresources and social security services. Like for virtualized infrastructure now does all of the following: environment in less than 15 minutes. This ITmany businesses and governments, deploying new flexibility helps support business-level needs.workloads was a time-consuming process for the • Creates virtual servers within physical systemsorganization — not to mention error prone. In addition, • ower consumption is down, along with the Pthey needed IT scalability to support bureau growth. • Fine-tunes performance of independent workloads associated costs. • anages virtual environment from a M centralized console Workload deployments • implifies virtual-appliance deployment and S manages workloads across platforms have been accelerated by 90 • Efficiently manages and monitors storage 10 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion
  11. 11. Virtualization RealizedManaging workloads beginsto optimize virtualization.Through effective workload management, thesecompanies were able to take the next step in theirvirtualization journey. They made their ITinfrastructures more efficient. They increasedperformance of virtual workloads. And today, each ofthese businesses is well positioned for new businessgrowth as a result. See how your business coulddo the same. Learn more about virtualization in thenext chapter. Learn more about how virtualization can help you and your business. Download the full eBook or call IBM at 1-877-426-2223. 11 1 Introduction 2 Getting Started 3 Pitfalls 4 Optimization 5 Conclusion

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