Change is the bigger challenge. IOt is actually, EVERYTHING! We all want to do it right, all of us, we just need to adapt to the new change. Our server need to adapt, our staff needs to adapt, our organization (IT) needs to adapt as a whole. But lets all start doing it!
Change in thinking
According to Wanduragala, “the blade market will explode” following the launch of the new server, but he accedes the net effect of virtualisation is “less physical servers will go out the door”. For this reason he says IBM will move to services as an additional revenue stream, as he maintains “everybody loses revenue” under a virtualisation model if they only look at hardware for income.
Wanduragala says IBM will also advise its clients to expand into services for this reason. “It's about reach and teach.” While IBM can provide services to its resellers, those companies can in turn provide services to their clients.
“Virtualisation is the killer application for the industry,” he says, as it allows for independence from hardware, necessitating a change in traditional business thinking.