Sri Lanka's IBM unit recently held a local showcase event for its Smarter Computing solutions platform, which was initially introduced globally in 2011. The event focused on the company's workload-optimisation hardware range, including Storwize V7000 storage, BladeCenter servers and the 'Starter Kit for Cloud', by way of presentations and product demonstrations.
In addition, the IBM Smarter Computing Workload Simulator was also on hand to test, virtually, online, "different hypotheses and evaluate areas of potential savings and efficiency through the lens of IBM Smarter Computing systems and technologies."
According to a company statement; "Some of the presentations, for example, showed how IBM storage solutions can help customers free up shrinking IT budgets through automation, true storage virtualisation and true cloud-based storage, to enable them to spend more on innovation."
IBM's statement also indicated what its Smarter Computing solutions platform was attempting to accomplish, stating: "This strategy centers around three fundamental aspects - leveraging analytics to exploit vast amounts of data for business goals, utilising optimised systems that are designed for specific tasks; and managing as much of the IT as possible with cloud-computing technologies."