A Look at IBM and Packaged Server Benefits – and Exposures
The new PureSystems packaged server offerings from IBM spotlight potential benefits from systems-level integration that Saugatuck outlined almost two years ago as key for enterprise Cloud development, deployment and management (800MKT, Cloud Selection: Acquisition of Integrated Systems, 28Oct2010). A new Strategic Perspective for Saugatuck CRS clients offers the PureSystems Patterns offering as an example of how enterprise IT orgs can save on integration testing and enable redistribution of IT staffing.
There are potentially significant constraints and limitations, even challenges to gaining such benefits, including the economics of legacy vs. new hardware and systems; it’s not all beer and skittles by any means. But as is examined in the Strategic Perspective, Saugatuck expects significant growth in the range and number of such systems being developed, sold, and used - and we project that the amount of staffing required to deploy and maintain infrastructures will shrink over time. Even a relatively small decrease in the resources required for integration testing and maintenance can yield relatively large increases in manpower available for new business solutions.
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