Infrastructure Matters 2014 IBM systems and servers


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Learn how Vernon Turner throws light on increased importance of Infrastructure in 2014. He further explains how IBM systems and servers can bring flexibilty, reliablity and time saving elements into one's business, thereby contributing towards their revenue generation. For more information on IBM Systems, visit

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Infrastructure Matters 2014 IBM systems and servers

  1. 1. Infrastructure Matters January 2014 Vernon Turner Senior Vice President
  2. 2. What’s Different With IT In 2014 Business Transformation A Shift To Business Services The Rise Of ‘Things’ Everything Seems Faster Innovation Everywhere Supply Chain Transparency
  3. 3. 2014 – The IT Overview Innovation Information Business Agility IT Agility Services Systems
  4. 4. The Internet Of Things: Creating Smart Industrial Solutions With Increased Infrastructure Demands Communication Pressure (sensor) Accelerometer (sensor) Smart Plug (actuator + sensor) Light & Sound (actuator) Microphone (sensor) Battery GPS (sensor) Presence (sensor) Ambient (sensor)
  5. 5. Some Early Results…..In 2013 1. 2. 3. Sept 2013, Executive Panel at Oracle World Source: IDC White Paper, "The Digital Universe in 2020: Big Data, Bigger Digital Shadows, and Biggest Growth in the Far East" Sponsored by EMC, Dec. 2012 © IDC Visit us at and follow us on Twitter: @IDC 5
  6. 6. In 2014…We Think That .. There Will Be Over 1 Million Intelligent Systems Shipped Every Day To Manage Over 9 Billion Smart Connected Things (IoT) The Digital Universe Will Reach Almost 8 Zeta Bytes ( or 8 Million Peta Bytes) of Content Created There Will Be 87 Million Virtual Machines Installed, Managed By 1.1 Million Systems Administrators, Costing IT $97B In Management Costs
  7. 7. How Fast Do We Think Transformation Will Occur? 3rd Platform will dominate growth: up by 15%, driving 29% of 2014 IT spending, and 89% of growth 3rd Platform will cannibalize 2nd Platform: 40-50% of 3rd Platform growth in 2014 will come at the expense of 2nd Platform Value migrating within 3rd Platform: Up the ‘Stack’, towards customers’ competitive advantage
  8. 8. What Will Infrastructure Need To Do To Respond To Business Transformation? 1. Process Workloads In The Same Time Envelope 2. Process Massive Amounts Of Structured & Unstructured Data 3. Process In Safe Environments For Mission Critical Workloads To Be Managed © IDC Visit us at and follow us on Twitter: @IDC 8
  9. 9. Some Benefits Of Wide Scale Virtualization Flexibility: System Resource Utilization Time: Time to Market for New Services Reliability: Reduced Incidents/Downtime Cost per User Reductions Span: Server Storage 50% 25% 2-3x 2x 50-75% Network Facilities Power & Cooling 50% 25% 50%
  10. 10. Customer Intimacy & Value In Conclusion ….The CIO Has New Opportunities… Aspirational Role Value Added Roles Service Broker Essential CIO Roles Chief Innovation Officer Business Architecture Change Agent (New Services) IT Architecture Custodian of IT Services  Operational and Utility Roles Operational Run Build Buy to Business Service Management Transformational Architect Business Transformation
  11. 11. In Conclusion ….While The Infrastructure Still Matters The explosion in applications, data, devices and users challenges CAPEX and OPEX in traditional IT driving need for 3rd Platform-based Infrastructure: © IDC Visit us at and follow us on Twitter: @IDC 11
  12. 12. vernonxt