Yesterday, IBM announced new offerings for helping clients build dynamic infrastructures to "address today's challenges to improve service, reduce cost and manage risk, while also laying the foundation to take advantage of future business and IT opportunities."
The announcements focused on three key areas:
- Systems for a smarter planet: Workload optimized approach to system design, management and delivery
- Service Management: Improved visibility, control, and automation for services environments
- Information Infrastructure: Cost reduction and information-led transformation
A replay of the Webcast covering these announcements is available in case you missed it.
If you're not sure why building a dynamic infrastructure is important, take a look at the Gartner analysis outlining the need for a dynamic infrastructure, a strategy for developing one, and some best practices and options to consider when getting started.
Video: Responding to Today's Demands with a Dynamic Infrastructure
Cloud technologies and solutions were a key part of the Dynamic Infrastructure announcements that covered such things as integrated systems design with private cloud deployments, virtual system pools and management, and next-generation virtualized storage and security technologies.
Here are just a few of the Cloud-related offerings:
- Virtual systems pools
- IBM Systems Director VMControl Enterprise Edition
- IBM Cloudburst
- IBM Information Archive
- IBM Smart Business Storage Cloud
- Fastprotect online
- More on Storage and Cloud (the What we offer tab is particularly good)
My favorite part the day's activities, of course, was that IBM used Twitter for a question and answer session immediately following the Webcast by using the #dyninfra hashtag. Lots of great interaction and participation by the public and IBM experts and Business Partners.
You can continue online conversation and sharing around Dynamic Infrastructure and Cloud via any of these venues:
- IBM Dynamic Infrastructure on Twitter
- IBM Dynamic Infrastructure on Facebook
- IBM Storage on Twitter
- IBM Service Management on Twitter
- Information on Demand on Twitter
- Cloud Community on ibm.com