IBM Requirements management for smart products resources

If you are new to requirements management, or wish to improve your existing requirements management process, the resources in this e-Kit will provide you with useful guidance and advice. Learn what requirements management is and how it can help your organization improve quality, reduce costs and better meet customer needs.
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The IBM approach

The IBM solution for DevOps helps an organization collaborate across a broad group of stakeholders that includes not only development, but also line of business, clients, and operations teams. This paper explains the IBM approach to DevOps.
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What to Look for When Evaluating Next-Generation Firewalls

Traditional firewalls fail to provide adequate security against today's threats. Next-generation firewalls provide greater protection, but because they are more complex, they are more difficult to evaluate. This paper summarizes the results of three independent tests conducted by Network World, ICSA Labs and NSS Labs comparing NGFW performance, cost and functionality. You'll get insights into what to look for when evaluating next-generation firewalls. The paper also provides links to the portions of the research that have been made public. Learn why not all next-generation firewalls offer the same level of protection and why Dell™ SonicWALL™ next-generation firewalls are critical to your organization's security.
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IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Provides Enterprise-Class Value in a VMWare Environment

Server virtualization from VMware provides a powerful environment for consolidating a large number of physical servers, thereby delivering cost savings, asset optimization and enhanced flexibility to the data center. The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to VMware vSphere deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of virtual server environments.
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IBM Storwize Family: Scaling Capabilities and Value

IBM has used the Storwize architecture to produce multiple storage systems across different usage segments to meet different customer needs. The ability to scale with a common underlying architecture has proven to deliver multiple benefits to IBM customers. Features developed for high-end enterprise systems now meet customer needs in other, more price conscious segments. The leverage from a common base for systems helps reduce development and support costs which are reflected in product costs for customers. The Storwize architecture also builds on Intel-based hardware, which provides continued advances with each new generation yet retains the same fundamental architecture. Read this paper to learn about the variety of system types in the Storwize family, including enterprise storage virtualization, storage systems, and storage integrated with servers helps to address diverse customer requirements with consistent function and ease of use.
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The Advantage of Leasing IBM Storwize V700 Storage Systems

Robert Frances Group believes IT executives should be employing the new generation of storage solutions that offer advanced storage management capabilities, like the IBM Storwize V7000 storage systems, in their target system environments. In that the total cost of ownership (TCO) differential between leasing and purchasing is minimal although the first-year savings impact is substantial, IT executives should seriously consider leasing the storage. Management should understand the value proposition of storage leasing and work with their storage vendor or third party lessor to structure a package that best meets their business and financial strategy.
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IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure Reference Architecture: Citrix VDI-in-a-Box powered by IBM System x

What if you could implement a more dynamic end-user delivery model that allows you to utilize all the devices while maintaining control and rapidly deploying new applications and services to better serve your customers' IBM® SmartCloud® Desktop Infrastructure for Citrix® VDI-in-a-Box is simple all-in-one virtual desktop infrastructure software, built on IBM System x® servers and powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, that can help you quickly implement desktop virtualization to drive productivity while lowering your IT costs.
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Strategic Server Refresh with IBM System x


This analyst paper by Edison Group addresses the strategic reasons why organizations need to refresh their servers, and how
a server refresh with IBM System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, delivers and supports
solutions and capabilities needed by SMBs.

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Storage: Economics Remains Crucial

IT managers and industry experts talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics - otherwise all data would be stored in main memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing, two key trends are critical: simply storing less, and then tiering or caching what is ultimately stored.
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IBM Lets You Have it Your Way – Enhanced Storwize V3700

Today's small and midsized data centers need to provide the same seamless delivery of IT services as the ones of major enterprises. With Storwize V3700, IBM has tailored one system specifically to address the block storage needs of the smaller data center, with functions derived from IBM's high-end storage platforms. This paper shows how the innovative and enhanced Storwize V3700 has helped change the storage paradigm by using an IBM-developed platform.
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Integrated Computing Platforms: Infrastructure Builds for Tomorrow’s Data Center

Prior to server virtualization, IT landscapes were plagued by server sprawl and underutilized capacity, which were brought on by data growth and the one-application, one-server requirement. In order to meet growing capacity demands, organizations added servers until that demand began to outstrip the ability to achieve economies of scale. Server virtualization provided a consolidation and cost-containment solution by fundamentally parsing hardware and software and dynamically allocating resources throughout the environment. Initially driven by its ability to deliver on these core use cases, server virtualization continues to guide IT and business strategy.
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Virtualized Security is Different

In this short paper, we will look at six dos and don'ts for security in virtualized Data Centers. These best practices can help enterprises and service providers come to grips with the security challenges that apply to virtualized environments.
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Why Device Fingerprinting Provides Better Network Security than IP Blocking

Unfortunately, most network security products rely on the equivalent of drivers' licenses: IP addresses associated with known attacks and spam. But there is a better way. In this short paper we will examine:
- Why IP reputation-based blocking doesn't catch smart cyber-criminals
- How device fingerprinting changes the economics of hacking
- How device fingerprinting works
- How global intelligence service based upon device fingerprinting can enhance your
network security infrastructure.
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