Published on 12 July 2011, updated 15 July 2011
IBM Form #: REDP-4762-00
Authors: Elisabeth Stahl, Frans Buijsen, Chris Cooper, Dave Jewell, Martin Jowett, Andrew McDonald, Richard Metzger, Bernie Michalik, Mattias Persson, William Portal, Richard Raszka, Damian Towler and Klaus Waltmann
IBM® uses the phrase Smarter Planet™ to describe its vision for the future, in which the world’s systems become increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and infused with intelligence to better manage the environments in which we work, play, and live.
Real examples of current and emerging technologies exist. These technologies are starting to enable “smarter” solutions for vital domains, such as energy, transportation, food production, conservation, finance, and health care. For such an ambitious vision to become a reality, there are many technical challenges to address, among them being how to manage performance and capacity for the supporting IT systems.
This IBM Redpaper™ publication discusses the performance and capacity implications of these solutions. It examines the Smarter Planet vision, the characteristics of these solutions (including the challenges), examples of addressing performance and capacity in a number of recent Smarter IT projects, recommendations from what has been learned thus far, and discussions of what the future may hold for these solutions.
Introduction to a Smarter Planet
Performance and capacity challenges introduced by Smarter Planet
Managing IT performance and capacity for the Smarter Planet
Five examples of Smarter IT projects and challenges