11/30IBM’s holistic approach can fundamentally change the cost curve for storage. Instead of watching costs continue to rise, or taking a piecemeal approach that has limited benefits, mostly in the short term; IBM takes a different approach. We offer a long-term view of infrastructure investments over time. With a long-term view, we can identify changes that pay increasing dividends as data grows. We can also help clients see how inefficiencies, left unchecked, can lead to serious budget challenges down the road.IBM’s holistic approach can identify and free resources for more profit generating projects. When I was in the CIO role, my team did just that. We mined our own inefficiencies to return more profit to the business and fund new revenue generating activities.
Efficiency is now a requirement.You must start to leverage the storage efficiency technologies VirtualizationThin ProvisioningTieringCompressionDeduplicationNot only “how do you solve for it, how do you pay for it?Introduce “Pay yourself to get “smarter”Gartner recommends justifying why not, not why, when it comes to storage efficiencyAnd announcing IBM Real-time Compression for block storage. As storage continues to grow at 40%+ Y/Y why wouldn’t you take advantage of a technology that can reduce your storage footprint – up to 80%, but lets just say even 50% without any performance impact.