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IBM Spectrum Scale and Virtualize TCT

Ian Wright Client Technical Sales Engineer   In my last blog, I addressed Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) for the DS8000 and Mainframe environments. In this one, we’ll focus on Open System versions that are available on Spectrum Scale and Spectrum Virtualize....

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Hybrid Cloud for z

Ian Wright Client Technical Sales Engineer   Hybrid Cloud is a challenging topic from any angle. On one hand, our customers want to take advantage of the flexibility and scale that Cloud offers. On the other hand, they already have an existing infrastructure, and...

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Nimble Cloud Volumes

Ian Wright Client Technical Sales EngineerMainline Information Systems   The cloud has certainly had an interesting impact on our industry. Many customers are ditching traditional IT environments, for at least some of their work, to take advantage of the...

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Infinidat’s Preeminent Caching

Robert Young Senior Systems EngineerData Storage ServicesMainline Information Systems   For his next spin on a hyper-car, Christian von Keoenigsegg cranked it up to 11, and created Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) for the Regera. The main purpose was to eliminate...

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RedHat 7.4 Release for Power Systems

Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems In August 2017, RedHat released RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.4 and its support for Power Systems. This release, while still at the 3.10 kernel level, has new features and add-ons that will provide both more support that customers have...

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Lenovo and Intel’s New Processor Line

TJ Dowling Systems EngineerMainline Information Systems   The Intel processor has come a long way. Its introduction in 1979 produced the 8088 (also called “eighty-eighty-eight” and iAPX88). The first computer I purchased was in 1981, and it had that processor...

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