Expert IT Blog
IBM added a spare storage engine to the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) to improve availability and performance. The new standby node reduces the impact of an SVC engine in a cluster going offline.
How to avoid financial impact of IBM MLC and IPLA software license charges
IT Automation offers the opportunity of efficiency and cost saving to business processes.
There’s truth and good reason in the old adage “keep your data closest to its source”.
But, contrary to that performance and security best practice, many data centers running IBM z Systems mainframe servers exported the data to x86 data warehousing platforms, chasing the promise of the “economical x86 server farm”.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of opportunities to use IBM Watson artificial intelligence to automate business processes to improve effectiveness and reduce costs.
By deploying Linux on IBM z Systems, your business can significantly reduce operating costs* and have the reliability and security you need to run your critical workloads.
Steve Adil, Storage Solutions Consultant, reviews Infinidat enterprise storage with its All-Flash array performance, 7 nine’s availability and cloud independence.
Andy Hartman Senior Consultant With the recent release of z/VM 7.1 for IBM z and LinuxOne, IBM has made changes to how z/VM will implement new enhancements and how the release cycle will flow from release to release. Another of the new enhancements, with...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant If you were unable to attend the 2018 IBM Z and Storage Systems Technical University in Hollywood Florida, you missed an outstanding event! Though the rain and wind shifted the evenings’ pool-side networking...read more
Ron Gordon Director » Power Systems On October 9, 2018, IBM Power Systems announced several significant updates and new software to support Power Systems management, operations, and security. This is an overview of those announcements. 1. New Enterprise...read more
J Jeffrey Broderick Enterprise Architect Since the acquisition of Netezza in 2010 for their SQL accelerator technology, IBM has continued to enhance the ever-evolving technology with a keen focus on delivering enterprise data analytics. What started out...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant As Information Technology management face today’s challenges of exponential capacity growth, security breaches, and escalating costs, they fervently search for a better server solution. IBM has the solution...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems Director Power Systems Files, databases, data warehouses, data lakes, data oceans, big data… all that data, and more, is coming in every day. The burning question is, “What can I do with all that data?” The age of...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems Director Power Systems IBM Power Systems has announced the highest capacity, highest performing, and most reliable server in their POWER9 technology family, the IBM Power System E980. Announced on August 7, 2018, along...read more
Chris Dedham Senior Storage Solutions Architect When making technical comparisons in IT, using an analogy is often helpful. IBM did a presentation on object storage vs file storage, recently. The presenter’s analogy on these two types of data storage was...read more
Chris Dedham Senior Storage Solutions Architect Cloud storage, in both public and private cloud configurations, has been a boon for organizations who are looking to transform their data management capabilities. Affordable, resilient, scalable storage is...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems Director Power Systems On August 7, 2018, IBM announced the Power Systems Enterprise 950 POWER9-based server, completing the POWER9 family, which began to rollout in September 2018. This high-performance, enterprise...read more
Andy Hartman Senior Consultant Docker seems to be everywhere today. You can’t pick up a technical publication, or read through a social media app, without someone talking about all the great things you can do with Docker. It provides an environment...read more
Steve Adil Disk Products Manager - Mainline Information Systems Software-Defined Storage - Definition In the search for greater simplification and more powerful storage management, many companies are looking to implement or expand the implementation of a...read more
Steve Adil Disk Products Manager - Mainline Information Systems In current day discussions about data storage solutions any of these terms can be heard: Cloud/Hybrid Cloud Elastic Storage Converged/Hyperconverged Software Defined Storage Cloud is...read more
Keith Thuerk Storage Engineer Infinidat had a major product release in April of this year. I wrote about their Neutrix Cloud a few weeks ago, so today, let’s cover two more offerings from that major release; InfiniGuard and InfiniSync. InfiniGuard -...read more
Ken Gross Mainframe Software Specialist With year after year exponential growth of Big Data, organizations continue to experience the challenges of how to analyze this information to make better decisions. The data is now arriving from everywhere, for...read more
J Jeffrey Broderick Enterprise Architect The IBM z System (IBM Z) has been the mainstay of mainframe computing, and is the lineal descendant of the original System/360 introduced in the 1960’s. As a proven zero-downtime computing platform, IBM System z...read more
Keith Thuerk Storage Engineer By now, most enterprises have discerned that cloud offerings are not for active data sets. And, while grinding through their budgets, due to egress charges and other ancillary charges, not actual IT resource utilization...read more
Marie Ashway Director of Marketing The Mainline blog is usually written by our technical experts to help our customers with their business needs. As a former IBM operating system developer, turned marketer some years later, I can appreciate the value...read more
Bob Elliott VP Storage Solutions So you’re moving storage to the cloud. Maybe it’s just backups. Maybe it’s your data center archives. In any case, there are many questions you will need to ask yourself as well as your cloud storage provider. Consider...read more
IBM Power Systems announce POWER9 based LC (Linux Cluster) servers for high performance commercial applications
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems IBM Power Systems has announced the POWER9-based LC models to follow the previous IBM POWER8-based LC models. LC stands for Linux clouds and clusters, and these new servers were built in collaboration with NVIDIA and...read more