Cloud, Mobile, Big Data Driving IBM System Demand
IBM said the increasing enterprise use of cloud, mobile, big data, analytics and social technologies is driving demand for IBM systems and storage.IBM systems are driving more enterprise mobile, cloud and analytics adoption as demand for these technologies continues to grow, the company said. As organizations look to take advantage of the emergence of cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, demand for IBM systems has increased in geographies around the world. In fact, a recent IBM study illustrates that four technologies—big data and analytics, cloud, mobile and social—are no longer just buzzwords but have become key ingredients of enterprise software development and IT infrastructures. The IBM study showed that 70 percent of enterprises are now using big data and analytics, cloud, mobile and social, and 75 percent of enterprise decision makers now consider these technologies as strategically important to their organizations, up from 66 percent in 2012. Moreover, customers are switching from non-IBM servers to an IBM infrastructure to meet their big data, cloud, mobile and social needs, Big Blue officials said. One such customer is Logista Solutions, a managed services provider that specializes in data center implementation and design. After switching to IBM systems and storage, Logista said it can design and bring new products to market in approximately five days instead of the typical one month or more needed with the company's prior infrastructure.
"IT infrastructure is crucial to meet the demands of clients in this new era of computing," said Stephen Leonard, general manager of sales for IBM's Systems & Technology Group, in a statement. "A new generation of IBM systems is helping clients modernize their IT environments for emerging big data, cloud computing, mobile and social technologies. Clients are migrating from non-IBM systems to infrastructures based on these IBM systems and the results they are seeing demonstrate that the right infrastructure does matter.”