Visitors can drill down for charts and analysis on operating and strategic costs of their infrastructures
IBM has introduced new Smarter Computing Workload Simulator, the online tool designed to give busy chief information officers a fast and easy way to view areas of potential savings and efficiency through the lens of IBM Smarter Computing systems and technologies.
IBM has introduced its Smarter Computing approach to information technology for organisations to realise greater efficiencies, improved reliability and better performance and all at lower costs.
With the new simulator, visitors can drill down for charts and analysis on operating and strategic costs of their infrastructures, and the potential costs and savings of the IBM alternative.
Visitors can click on the IBM System Consolidation and Evaluation Tool at the end of the simulation that provides a more comprehensive and detailed comparison.
The simulator gives option to the visitor to select either IBM Power Systems or IBM System z to compare to their own IT infrastructure and then it asks for the type of industry they are in, the type of workload to be compared, and the number and types of systems to compare, including those based on Intel Itanium, Intel x86, and/or Sun SPARC. When the visitor finishes and hits the "Next" button, an alternative data centre floor pops up and populates with IBM systems and a breakdown of estimated costs and savings.
IBM Systems and Technology group Strategic Systems Initiatives marketing vice-president John Collins said Smarter Computing is an approach to IT, but it is based on the wide breadth of advanced systems and software that IBM offers and continues to develop.
"The simulator zeros in on one aspect of the approach – optimized systems – to give CIOs a quick, approximation of how much they could be saving by consolidating their infrastructure with IBM systems.The simulator is designed to be that foot-in-the-door for people who may have heard about IBM Smarter Computing, but were wondering how to make it work for them," said Collins.