On average, more than 70 percent of IT budgets is spent on operations
and maintenance. Two-thirds of companies go over schedule on their
project deployments. Leading research firms agree that about 50% of a
typical company's entire IT budget is spent on building, deploying,
managing and maintaining interfaces. To overcome existing IT
inefficiencies, IT leaders must shift their functional model to smarter
computing. The time has come for a new way forward, one that combines
the flexibility of general-purpose systems, the elasticity of cloud and
the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload. When expertise is
integrated throughout your enterprise, the experience and economics of
IT will fundamentally change.
Today, IT leaders employ a variety of approaches in their effort to
create smarter computing. PilotFish and IBM can help. PilotFish partners
with IBM to deliver innovative solutions to help clients improve the
effectiveness of their business.
Companies that have implemented PilotFish’s XCS eiPlatform have
experienced as much as a 95% reduction in interface management expense.
To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands IBM announced
IBM PureSystems, the first family of systems offering built-in
expertise, integration by design, and simplified experience. These
systems are based on “patterns of expertise” which can dramatically
improve the time to value for businesses with changing needs. Recently,
PilotFish enabled their XCS eiPlatform on IBM PureFlex, a product in the
PilotFish’s XCS eiPlatform solution provides all members of the value
chain with the means to effectively share data and information in a
timely manner. The XCS eiPlatform, enterprise integration software,
using industry XML standards as common translation models, is designed
specifically to handle the nuances of each industry’s information
exchange and the semantics of each standard. For those participants that
have chosen to implement an XML standard, the XCS eiPlatform provides
more flexibility to deal with each industry’s unique data requirements,
varying interpretations and releases of their standards. It is why
standards organizations themselves are our customers.
IBM PureFlex System is a comprehensive infrastructure system that
provides an expert integrated computing system. It combines servers,
enterprise storage, networking, virtualization, and management into a
single structure. Its built-in expertise enables XCS eiPlatform to
manage and flexibly deploy integrated patterns of virtual and hardware
resources through unified management to support PilotFish clients. These
systems deliver the simplicity of an integrated solution while still
able to tune middleware and the runtime environment. Using built-in
virtualization across servers, storage, and networking, the
infrastructure system enables automated scaling of resources and true
XCS eiPlatform enabled on IBM PureFlex System has integrated patterns of
expertise, and has undergone significant testing and experimentation to
mitigate IT complexity without compromising the flexibility to tune
systems to meet clients’ business demands. By providing both flexibility
and simplicity, IBM PureFlex System can provide extraordinary levels of
IT control, efficiency, and operating agility to the XCS eiPlatform.
With XCS eiPlatform enabled on IBM PureSystems, clients will be able to
lower costs, maintain greater flexibility, and stay focused on driving
innovation for their business, instead of devising, testing and tuning
custom integration solutions.
XCS eiPlatform virtual appliance pattern for IBM PureFlex System will
soon be available for download. Please call contact PilotFish Support
for more details.