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Trends Industry signals to keep you in the know Overcoming IT Challenges IBM’s S corpion T eam p rovide s an up da ted me thod f or anal yzing and optimizing IT infrastructure s BY JOHN F. RYAN AND RICK SCHOENMANN I n the 10 years the IBM Systems and Technology Group’s Lab Services Scorpion Team has been conducting IT rationalization studies, few would argue the nature, shape, complexity and cost of IT ser vice deliver y has evolved substantially. Some areas, such as the cost of hardware, have seen drastic reductions, which in turn have abetted the practice of large-scale server farms and all of the support complexities that come with them. Other areas, such as rising data-center power and cooling requirements, have taken on increasingly significant implications, from a cost and public-relations perspective. Significant advances in hardware and software technologies have led to positive changes in the number of servers each IT staff member can effectively administer, average utilization rates, or expected consolidation and virtualization ratios. All of these changes must be incorporated into any method of infrastructure analysis if it’s to remain truly effective and relevant. Whatever the changes have been, small or large, technical or financial, one premise has begun to emerge in dr iv ing executive decision mak ing. That’s the desire to transform IT from a reactive, component-level hardware delivery model, to a more agile and service oriented architecture that works in partnership with business. It’s become more central for the IT organization to contribute to profit growth not only by cost containment, but also by enabling new revenue opportunities through new channels and new services. All of this activity is typically aimed at delivering new competitive advantage quickly and effectively. In the desire to help their clients, some IT vendors and service providers have altered their approaches to analyzing and addressing customer needs. This article will describe how IBM’s Scorpion methodology has evolved to address this changing IT landscape. 20 09 ibms ystemsmag .com/mai nframe Many recent Scorpion studies have shown server hardware, software, staff, facilities and ser vicespending ratios have changed during the last five years, with the majority of costs now shifting toward software, labor and maintenance, and away from hardware acquisition costs. In addition, escalating electricity generation and delivery costs, coupled with the increased power demands from servers and storage, make the percentage of costs for facilities the fastest growing portion of IT expenditures. T hese changing realities put pressure on the sta nda rd way s of u nder sta nd i ng a nd solv i ng business problems. In a time of economic uncertainty, increasing costs, skilled-labor shortages and heightened competition, companies need new ways of thinking about f inancia l and technica l ana lysis and I T infrastructure management along with new servertechnology solutions. In the past 10 years, IBM has developed and continues to refine a unique method that addresses these requirements. This IT infrastructure-analysis method balances the best server and storage technical and financial analysis techniques, capital budgeting principles and tools, and new technology solutions. This approach is called the Scorpion method. A Tactical Approach: Scope and Steps The overall objective of any Scorpion Team project can be summarized as: defining the current state of 10 J U LY/A UGUS T

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Editor’s Desk: Cooking Up a Data Solution
Trends: IBM’s Scorpion Team Provides an Updated Method for Analyzing and Optimizing IT Infrastructures
Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage Manager 6 Accommodates Surging Data
Case Study: Insurance Company Swiss Mobiliar Uses BMC Software’s APPTUNE to Ensure its Applications Perform Well
Cover Story: An Integrated Data-Management Approach Supports Data Throughout its Lifecycle
Feature: InfoSphere Warehouse Expands Data-Warehouse Tooling to the System z for Operational BI Functionality
Technical Corner: Planning for a z/OS V1.9 Migration
Product News
Advertiser’s Index
Stop Run: IBM Jams Tap Into the Power of the Crowd
Reference Point
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Editor’s Desk: Cooking Up a Data Solution
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Trends: IBM’s Scorpion Team Provides an Updated Method for Analyzing and Optimizing IT Infrastructures
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage Manager 6 Accommodates Surging Data
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Case Study: Insurance Company Swiss Mobiliar Uses BMC Software’s APPTUNE to Ensure its Applications Perform Well
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Cover Story: An Integrated Data-Management Approach Supports Data Throughout its Lifecycle
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Feature: InfoSphere Warehouse Expands Data-Warehouse Tooling to the System z for Operational BI Functionality
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Technical Corner: Planning for a z/OS V1.9 Migration
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Product News
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Advertiser’s Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Stop Run: IBM Jams Tap Into the Power of the Crowd
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Cover4
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