IBM Offers Service Bundles for Data Centers
The company's consulting arm introduces packages that combine services and software in a push to productize its expertise.Continuing its push to package consulting expertise, IBM Global Services introduced on Oct. 10 five offerings aimed at the data center. The packages include the use of software to model data center requirements, planning and performance "We can predict with a fair amount of certainty how to optimize costs and designs," said Lehman, said Bret Lehman, director of site and facilities services at IGS. Lehman said that to meet capacity requirements in the next several years, between 70 and 77 percent of data centers will need to consolidate and upgrade.
The packages are: High Density Computing Readiness Assessment, starting at $30,000; Thermal Analysis for High Density Computing, starting at $12,000; Integrated Rack Solution for High Density Computing, priced according to size and complexity; Data Center Global Consolidation and Relocation Enablement, priced starting at $50,000; and Scalable Modular Data Center for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, priced starting at $400,000. All prices quoted increase according to the scope of the project.