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5 Ways the IBM i Series Helps Your Enterprise

The IBM i series is the latest in a line of cutting-edge enterprise technologies from IBM. Whether you’ve been using IBM up to this point or not, you should consider taking a look at the IBM i series.

Here are just some of the ways that the IBM i series can help your enterprise:

1.    Increased availability. With IBM i series, unplanned outages can be a thing of the past. A number of different technologies, from PowerVM to various redundancies like disk clustering can help keep your users plugging away during times of hardware failure. Even planned outages are kept to a minimum as you can perform hot upgrades simply by moving an application off a given server and back once the upgrade is complete.

2.    Server consolidation. Whether you have IBM i series or x86 servers in place, you can use an IBM BladeCenter solution to bring those disparate systems together in a single hardware solution.

3.    Increased performance. Both IBM i series and IBM System Storage environments benefit from newly improved SAN support. In addition, you can add Fiber Channel Adapters to give your Power System performance over the SAN that is comparable to a localized disk. You’ll also see increased performance for both WebSphere and Java applications with IBM i series.

4.    Easier management. Web-based management vis the IBM Systems Director gives you a way to manage a heterogeneous server environment. In addition, Systems Director offers a web-based Performance Data Investigator to put performance data at your fingertips.

5.    More efficient virtualization. Power VM VIOS allows a IBM i series partition to support a number of storage systems solutions, making your SAN available to a wider range of partitions than it otherwise would have been. In addition, you can create test or development environments using virtualization, allowing you to reduce costs and simplify new implementations. Power VM Active Memory Sharing also helps the flow of memory between partitions in order to increase both utilization and flexibility in virtualization.

IBM i series is one of the quickest and most effective ways to make sure your enterprise information technology environment is as efficient as it can be, and to experience maximum availability across the enterprise.

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