Increase innovation by reducing maintenance
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Contributed by Hessel Pijpker, Global WebSphere Business Integration Tiger Team
The technology we use every day is becoming more advanced on the inside, but simpler on the outside. People do not want to be troubled so much by what is going on under the hood. Devices must be ready for use as soon as they are taken out of their packaging. This development in the IT field has already taken place on the consumer market. The majority of the market has been taken over by user-friendly smartphones. However, organizations are struggling to find methods of using new technologies in a more efficient and manageable way.
Every day the IT infrastructure within organizations is becoming more and more complex. On the one hand the quantity of data that has to be processed is increasing explosively while, on the other hand, the number of users of applications is also increasing rapidly. In order to facilitate this growth, most organizations have started using systems that are not, or only partially, scalable. This means that well over two-thirds of the IT budget is used for maintenance and management. Innovation projects barely get off the ground, given the time and costs involved in incorporating them into existing infrastructures. Even for a standard web application this takes an average of no fewer than six months. Maintaining the status quo is a key priority instead of deploying activities in the field of innovation. The resulting risk is that growth is slowed by the restrictions inherent in expansion of the IT systems within an organization.
Having said that, the latest technologies offer the possibility of integrating all the individual elements within the IT infrastructure. The result is a system that can be intuitively installed and that is much cheaper to maintain than traditional systems. IBM's PureSystems enables the seamless connection of server, storage and network components. All the time and resources previously spent on keeping existing systems running can now be used for innovation.
Extremely time-consuming tasks, such as configuring, rolling out and upgrading applications, can be performed automatically by using ‘Patterns of Expertise’, Whereas it used to take months to make applications ready for use, IBM PureSystems reduces the amount of time required to a matter of days. The unique, pre-programmed patterns are the result of years of experience that IBM experts have acquired with tens of thousands of clients. In cooperation with IBM, software companies can also develop new patterns for distributing business applications via an app catalogue. Next to it, new patterns can be developed using the System Pattern Editor which is included in IBM PureSystems. Further down the chain the system administrator can then, with just a couple of clicks, install the new ERP or CRM application, in a manner comparable with installing an application on a smartphone.
IBM PureSystems technology also enables linear scaling. Organizations no longer have to set up or upgrade complete systems from scratch to facilitate growth. The system evaluates the needs of the existing applications and services and then determines how the IT resources can be used for maximum efficiency, performance and control. If the number of users increases from 1,000 to 100,000, all you have to do is simply add the required hardware and the system installs itself on the basis of the pre-programmed patterns. If the capacity of the ‘private cloud’ is insufficient at certain points in time, the missing capacity can be easily supplemented via the ‘public cloud’.
The technical developments that are taking place have far-reaching consequences for the way IT is set up within an organization. IBM PureSystems is the first step towards a new generation of systems which work completely out-of-the-box. The resources and time that were required to install new applications, or to prepare the infrastructure for a doubling in the number of users, can now be reduced to a matter of days instead of months. Combining the most advanced technology creates a system that can be installed more intuitively and that is many times cheaper to maintain. As a result, we are on the threshold of the same revolution in user-friendliness as the smartphone caused on the consumer market.
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