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Take the example of a database: IBM s extensive research on topics like transaction processing, honed through thousands of engagements with clients and partners, has been turned into a pattern of The good news is IT solutions are now more sophisticated. The bad news is they re also more complicated. And all this complexity is taking its toll. In fact, the typical IT department now spends up to 161 days just to specify, design and procure hardware for a new IT project (even longer for software).1 Recently, IBM unveiled a new class of systems that make all this complexity far less complicated. We call them IBM PureSystems . BEYOND CONVERGENCE. Unlike today s "converged" IT solutions, IBM PureSystems are more than just prepackaged bundles of hardware and software; these systems are integrated by design, using built-in expertise to balance and coordinate IT resources to create a radically simplified experience for the end user. LET'S BUILD A SMARTER PLANET. HAVE BUILT-IN EXPERTISE. expertise. An IBM PureSystem can follow this pattern to automatically set up a database infrastructure in minutes. The system then monitors how the database is being used, tuning it as conditions change. A SMARTER APPROACH TO I.T. IBM PureSystems have been able to achieve up to twice the business application performance and up to twice the application density as conventional approaches.3 With IBM PureSystems, computing is not just getting faster and simpler. It s taking another important step toward making our companies, cities and planet smarter. ibm.com/integratedsystems 1. Based on a 2011 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM. 2. Based upon testing of the IBM PureApplication System W1500-96 with time measured from powering on the system to when it is ready to support application deployments and based upon testing of the IBM PureFlex System Express & Standard models containing one chassis and one compute node with the time measured from powering on the system to when it is ready to support a virtual image deployment. 3. Up to 2X application density based upon simulations of virtualized applications on an IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node as compared to a previous generation IBM system. The IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node is available in IBM PureFlex System and IBM PureApplication System. Up to 2X performance of business applications based upon testing of IBM Storwize v7000 "Easy Tier" on previous generation IBM system. IBM Storwize v7000 is included in IBM PureFlex System and IBM PureApplication System. IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, PureSystems, Smarter Planet and the planet icon are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml. International Business Machines Corporation 2012. What goes into a PureSystem? Built-in expertise Integration by design Simplified experience SMARTER TECHNOLOGY FOR A SMARTER PLANET IBM PureSystems can be up and running in under four hours.2 WHY TODAY'S SMARTEST SYSTEMS