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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.
Steve Adil Disk Products Manager - Mainline Information Systems Customers are looking for help with new security challenges Cybertheft. Malware. Hackers. Ransomware. It seems to be coming from all angles. Remember WannaCry? It prompted sudden...read more
Ron Gordon Director » Power Systems It’s been a while since I talked about the IBM software support on Power Systems, including what is new and changing. Here, I will give you a high-level overview of the latest information regarding IBM Power...read more
Keith Thuerk Storage Engineer If you have spent any length of time in Information Technology (IT), you know that we all are being asked, continually, to do more with less (resources, budget, etc.) To put it another way, the workload only gets...read more
J Jeffrey Broderick Enterprise Architect Db2 for zOS is the foundation for transactional systems designed to support very high volume, high availability, security and encryption of data. Performance, reliability and throughput are...read more
Ron Gordon Director » Power Systems Recently, I have been in several IBM sessions where the IBM Power Systems, now known as Cognitive Systems, has presented their strategy. As many of you have not had the opportunity to be at an IBM Cognitive Systems...read more
Ron Gordon Director » Power Systems I recently read a blog that said Linux is Linux is Linux, and that one should not look at Linux distributions on IBM Power Systems as anything special or different. Well, I certainly take exception to that premise....read more
Steve AdilDisk Products Manager What is Infinidat Infinidat is an Enterprise class storage array that changed the landscape when it entered the market in 2011. Infinidat’s founder and CEO, Moshe Yanai, brought with him a long history of bringing...read more
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,...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...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...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...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...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...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...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