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Title: Customer Needs GE Access Consolidation Strategies Slide Bank


1
Customer Needs GE Access Consolidation
Strategies Slide Bank
2
Customer Needs

  • Server Consolidation
  • Storage Consolidation
  • Network Consolidation
  • Virtualization
  • Improve Manageability
  • Enhance IT staff efficiency
  • Physical Consolidation
  • Resource Utilization
  • Manage Acquisition Costs
  • Reduce Ongoing Operational Costs
  • Minimizing Opportunity Costs
  • Fast Response Time
  • Fast Service Time
  • Scalability
  • Security and Privacy
  • Connectivity
  • Reliability
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Availability
  • Security
  • Interoperability
  • Application Integration
  • System and Data Integration
  • Strategic Enablement
  • Real-time Change Management
  • Faster Application Development
  • Minimize Business Interruption
  • eBusiness Scalability

3
Customer Need Server Consolidation
  • The merging of applications, databases and
    services onto fewer, highly reliable servers
  • Better asset utilization
  • Elimination of unnecessary systems
  • Reduce staffing
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce number of operating environments

4
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Server
Consolidation
  • Sun Fire Servers
  • Binary compatibility
  • Provide continuous availability
  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Increased flexibility
  • Better resource management
  • Investment protection

Sun Fire Servers
5
Customer Need Storage Consolidation
  • Improve data access for all users
  • Improve IT data flows
  • Maximize utilization of IT personnel, facility,
    and system resources
  • Increase the number of terabytes that can be
    administered by a single person
  • Save valuable data center floor space or even
    recover floor tiles
  • Lower maintenance and service costs
  • Fewer hardware components
  • Fewer software licenses

6
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Storage
Consolidation
  • Consolidating multiple servers into a
    multi-domain server and combining the storage
    into a single storage platform
  • Consolidating just the storage subsystems into a
    single storage subsystem
  • Consolidate storage islands into fully
    implemented storage Area Networks (SANs)

Brocade, McData, Qlogic, Sun, Cisco SAN
Switches Sun StorEdge Solaris OE, Sun Fire
Servers Veritas High Availability Solutions
Hitachi Thunder Lightning StorageTek Disk D
Series
7
Customer Need Network Consolidation
  • Improve quality of service
  • Increase the amount of data transfer
  • Increase transfer speeds
  • Accommodate increased network traffic
  • Enable remote access

8
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Network
Consolidation
  • Faster throughput
  • Minimize bottlenecks
  • More efficient data replication
  • Superior IT service management
  • Remote access

Extreme Networks HP Open View Tarantella
9
Customer Need Virtualization
  • Increase flexibility and responsiveness of the
    infrastructure
  • Shorten lead times
  • Achieve economies of scale
  • Manage more resources with fewer staff
  • Be able to easily add or swap out system
    resources
  • Applications are fully isolated
  • Containing resources
  • Isolating faults
  • Ensuring domain security

Do more with less.
10
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Virtualization
  • Full resource containment and control
  • Security isolation
  • Fault isolation
  • Service Management Application
  • No physical limitations
  • N1
  • Suns strategy virtualises all of a companys
    computing resources

Solaris 9 Containers Sun N1 Veritas High
Availability Solutions
11
Customer Need Improve Manageability
  • Improve the reliability, availability,
    serviceability and manageability of IT services
  • More efficiently manage workloads
  • Resource partitioning
  • Workload classification
  • Resource control
  • Resource accounting
  • Improve service levels and quality

12
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Improve
Manageability
  • Improve workload management
  • System-wide resource management
  • Single point of management
  • Custom resource allocation policies
  • Remote system configuration
  • Monitor performance
  • Isolate hardware and software faults
  • Storage-virtualization technology

Solaris 9 Sun Technology Veritas High
Availability Solutions
13
Customer Need Enhance IT Staff Efficiency
  • Make better use of skilled and scarce IT labor
  • Upgrade level of IT skills
  • Reduce headcount
  • Greater productivity per IT professional

14
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Enhance IT
Staff Efficiency
  • Suns Binary Compatibility
  • Consistent methodology
  • In-depth hardware and service monitoring
  • Agent technology and sophisticated controls by
    administrator
  • Optimize storage resource utilization and
    simplify administration in heterogeneous
    environments

Suns Binary Compatibility Sun Management
Centers Veritas Storage Management Solutions
15
Customer Need Physical Consolidation
  • Consolidate servers in one central location
  • Make better use of resources
  • Reduce staffing

16
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Physical
Consolidation
  • Unified and automated storage management solution
  • Multi-domain server and single storage platform
  • Single storage subsystem
  • Storage Area Networks (SANs)

Brocade, McData, Qlogic, Sun, Cisco SAN
Switches Sun StorEdge Solaris OE, Sun Fire
Servers Veritas High Availability Solutions
Hitachi Thunder Lightning StorageTek Disk D
Series
17
Customer Need Resource Utilization
  • Improve servers utilization
  • Reduce aggregate capacity
  • Enable shared resources
  • Reduce TCO
  • Reduce unplanned downtime

18
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Resource
Utilization
  • Domain partitioning
  • Dynamic reconfiguration
  • System-wide resource management

Sun Fire Servers Solaris Resource Manager
19
Customer Need Manage Acquisition Costs
  • Reduce the numbers of machines a company needs to
    support its IT services
  • Reduce the costs of purchasing and maintaining
    multiple operating system environments
  • Watch out for deceptive ROI analysis
  • Project-specific ROIs build inefficiencies
  • Increasing proportion of IT resources devoted
    to infrastructures
  • Less money to invest in new application
    functionality

20
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Manage
Acquisition Costs
  • Single operating system reduces a TCO
  • Solaris - 9 generations of backward compatibility
  • Sun financing programs- Capacity on Demand-
    enables you to buy as you go
  • Open architecture and virtualization lower
    upfront investment costs
  • Pay-as-you-go scalability
  • Just-in-time purchasing

Sun Technology Hitachi Freedom Storage StorageTek
D-Series GE Access Financial Services Group
21
Customer Need Reduce Ongoing Operational Costs
  • Reduce headcount
  • Improve efficiency
  • Reduce costs of
  • Managing the network
  • Systems
  • Storage
  • Providing end-user support
  • Administration
  • Training
  • Purchasing
  • Help desks

22
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Reduce Ongoing
Operational Costs
  • Suns Architectural Consistency
  • Hitachi Freedom Storage
  • StorageTek L Series Tape Library

Sun Architectural Consistency Hitachi Freedom
Storage StorageTek L Series Tape Library
23
Customer Need Minimizing Opportunity Costs
  • Cost of unplanned downtime
  • Angry and lost customers
  • Missed e-business opportunities
  • Degrading customer satisfaction ratings
  • Liabilities caused by improperly tracked
    transactions

24
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Minimizing
Opportunity Costs
  • Minimize both planned and unplanned downtime
  • Disruption protection even in the case of failure
  • Data backup and recovery protects critical data
  • Back up data with non-disruptive, real-time
    copies
  • Redundant, hot-swappable components with no
    single point of failure maintains business
    continuity
  • Migrate and store your data in secure, off site
    facilities

Sun Solaris RAS Functionality Veritas Data
Protection Hitachi Freedom Storage
Solutions StorageTek L Series Tape Library
25
Customer Need Fast Response Time
  • Reduce time taken by a system to respond to user
  • Reduce system overhead
  • Increase network bandwidth
  • Minimize delays
  • Increase productivity

26
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Fast Response
Time
  • SAN architecture enables storage area network
    management
  • Consolidate storage resources on the network
  • Optimize resource utilization
  • Improve response time
  • Optimise storage resource utilization
  • Simplify administration
  • Complete solution including switches

Sun StoreEdge Open SAN Solutions Veritas Network
Storage Management Software StorageTek D-Series
Software and Storage Devices Brocade, McData,
Qlogic, Sun, Cisco SAN Switches
27
Fast Service Time
  • Reduce response time
  • Faster transaction processing
  • Faster order fulfillment
  • Improve organizational responsiveness

28
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Fast Service
Time
  • 24/7 availability
  • Outstanding throughput speed for global data
    access
  • High application availability
  • Instant data access
  • Disruption-free operations
  • Comprehensive data protection

Sun Fire Servers Sun StorEdge Storage
Arrays StorageTek D-Series
29
Customer Need Scalability
  • Ability to quickly and cost effectively scale IT
    infrastructures
  • Increase throughput
  • Minimize impact on ongoing IT productivity and
    services

30
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Scalability
  • Suns binary compatibility
  • Easy migration path to increase capacity and
    performance

Suns Platform Scalability StorageTek D-Series
Storage Systems Hitachi Lightning 9900 V Series
31
Customer Need Security and Privacy
  • Protect customer and employee data from
    unauthorized use and distribution
  • Protect against electronic theft and fraud
  • Intrusion detection

32
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Security and
Privacy
  • Network-centric security
  • Password protection
  • Encryption
  • Protect and securely connect offices of all sizes
  • Security, reliability and ease of use for mobile
    and networked workforce
  • Simplified, proactive, protection against
    security attacks

Sun Platform Security CheckPoint Nokia Internet
Security Systems (ISS)
33
Customer Need Connectivity
  • Maintain a dialogue with trading partners
  • Iterative, ongoing interactivity with customers
  • Increase permeability of the companys boundaries

34
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Connectivity
  • Balance the increasing desire for connectivity
    with the limitations of living with legacy system

Sun ONE Services on Demand
35
Customer Need Reliability
  • Improve accuracy of transactions
  • Two-phase commit
  • Real-time logging
  • Recoverability of transaction records
  • Increase velocity of response
  • Reduce variability
  • Minimize impact of change

36
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Reliability
  • Built-in redundancies to negate any single points
    of failure
  • Hot swappable components and advanced online
    serviceability reduce downtime
  • Resource allocation across individual domains on
    the fly
  • Allocate shares of system resources to various
    workloads

Sun RAS Functionality Solaris Resource
Manager Veritas Storage Management Software
37
Customer Need Disaster Recovery
  • Recover records in case of an outage, system
    failure or operator error
  • Support continuous business operations during a
    disastrous occurrence
  • Support continuous business operations during a
    disastrous occurrence
  • Conduct extremely rapid fail over without losing
    or corrupting records

38
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Disaster
Recovery
  • Fault-tolerant system with fully redundant,
    hot-installable/hot-replaceable components
  • Power alternatives for all duplicated components
  • Minimal interruptions even in heterogeneous
    environments
  • Off site data storage that doesnt disrupt your
    regular data flow
  • Any-to-any connectivity

Suns Disaster Recovery Functionality Veritas
Disaster Recovery Hitachi Multiplatform
Backup/Restore StorageTek L Series Tape Library
39
Customer Need Availability
  • Delivery of efficient IT service with no outages
    visible to users
  • Minimize planned outages for tasks such as
    hardware and software upgrades, application and
    database changes, and preventative maintenance
  • Avoid the disruptive effects of unplanned outages
  • Minimize any negative impact of workload surges

40
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Availability
  • Point-in-time copy and remote mirroring helps
    reduce disruptions
  • Create custom resource allocation policies based
    on individual and group needs
  • Manage workloads and allocate resources where and
    when they are needed
  • Manage workloads and allocate resources where and
    when they are needed
  • SAN technology improves data availability

Brocade, McData, Qlogic, Sun, Cisco SAN
Switches Sun StorEdge Solaris OE, Sun Fire
Servers Veritas High Availability Solutions
Hitachi Thunder Lightning StorageTek Disk D
Series
41
Customer Need Security
  • Firewalls need to be installed and administered
  • Virus protection
  • Intrusion detection and response
  • Auditing and analysis
  • Minimize labor costs

42
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Security
  • Network-centric security
  • Protect and securely connect offices of all sizes
  • Security reliability and ease of use for mobile
    workforce
  • Simplified, proactive, protection against
    security attacks
  • Authenticate software and hardware tokens, smart
    cards and digital certificates

Suns Network-Centric Security CheckPoint Nokia In
ternet Security Systems RSA Security
43
Customer Need Interoperability
  • Improve back-end integration
  • Minimize costs of Interoperability
  • Improve IT Performance
  • Provide better information
  • Enable cross-functional and inter-enterprise
    application and data sharing

44
GE Access Consolidation Strategy
Interoperability
  • Open architecture and commitment to open
    standards ensures application interoperability
  • Open, published standards provides greater choice
    of products that they will all work together

Sun ONE Solaris 9
45
Application Integration
  • Reduce management complexity
  • Improve resource management and utilization
  • Decrease costs associated with buying, building
    and administering multiple applications

46
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Application
Integration
  • Lower the lower the complexity of your data
    center by hosting multiple apps on a single
    server
  • Cluster software allows a single application or
    series of applications to run across multiple
    domains or systems
  • Enhanced manageability, availability and
    performance of databases and applications
    improves application integration

Veritas Storage Management Software Suns Dynamic
System Domains Suns Cluster Software
47
System and Data Integration
  • Increase interoperability and data access
  • Support sustained workload growth over long
    periods with little or no increase in costs
  • Better resource utilization

48
GE Access Consolidation Strategy System and Data
Integration
  • Suns Data Center Consolidation Solution
    improving efficiency and reducing complexity
  • Hitachi Freedom Storage reduces storage
    management complexity
  • Veritas Storage Management Software simplifies
    the administration of heterogeneous environments
    dramatically improvising application and systems
    integration initiatives

Suns Data Center Consolidation Solution Hitachi
Freedom Storage Veritas Storage Management
Software
49
Customer Need Strategic Enablement
  • Easier access to information
  • Support innovative process
  • Support empowered teams

50
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Strategic
Enablement
  • GE Access Professional Services
  • Centralized resource for the consulting,
    technical, educational and professional service
    organizations
  • Sun, Veritas, Hitachi and StorageTek
  • Source contracts with other systems integrators
  • EDS, CapGemini, Accenture
  • Sun Professional Services
  • Map business strategy to technology roadmap

GE Access Professional Services Sun Professional
Services
51
Customer Need Real-time Change Management
  • Support innovation
  • Increase systems flexibly to enable
    organizational responsiveness
  • Migrate to an open architecture

52
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Real-time
Change Management
  • Suns Open Architecture
  • Highly reliable, available and secure technologies

Solaris 9 SunOne
53
Customer Need Faster Application Development
  • Simpler, more efficient development environment
  • Minimize political issues
  • Support evolutionary business change
  • Increase organizational responsiveness

Sun Technology Hitachi Freedom Storage StorageTek
D-Series GE Access Financial Services Group
54
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Faster
Application Development
  • Quickly integrate new, empowering functionality
    into mission critical business solutions
  • Open architecture supports a wide range of
    best-of-breed solutions
  • Over 13,000, third party applications that
    written for the Solaris operating system and the
    Sun platform

Sun ISV Partnerships
55
Customer Need Minimize Business Interruption
  • Minimize impact of outages and downtime
  • Improve resource utilization and productivity
  • Track costs resulting from downtime
  • Loss of current and future revenue
  • Opportunity costs of being late to market
  • Bottlenecks that affect operating efficiency

56
GE Access Consolidation Strategy Minimize
Business Interruption
  • Can support millions of users
  • Enable continuous uptime application
    availability
  • Comprehensive monitoring and reporting of
    business-critical systems
  • Better control and management
  • Integrate data centralized and distributed data
    ensures data availability

Sun RAS Features Hitachi Freedom Storage Veritas
Data Protection Suite
57
Customer Need eBusiness Scalability
  • Ability cost effectively scale to meet support
    eBusiness opportunities
  • Support workload spikes caused by daily or weekly
    cycles and seasonal peaks
  • Support increased complexity
  • Scale to accommodate peaks and sudden spikes in
    usage

58
GE Access Consolidation Strategy eBusiness
Scalability
  • Cross-generational and cross-product line binary
    compatibility ensure the highest levels of
    scalability
  • Expand more rapidly
  • Less expensively
  • Less risk
  • Easy migration path to increase capacity and
    performance
  • Non-disruptive expansion

Suns Platform Scalability StorageTek D-Series
Storage Systems Hitachi Lightning 9900 V Series
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