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Today’s data center, on average, has a 10x data inflation of Primary Storage due to Backup, Disaster Recovery, Data Protection, Dev/Test, Analytics and related data sprawl.
VLOG – Get Business Insights Cheaper and Faster with IBM High Performance Computing powered by Nvidia
New workloads such as Machine Learning (Artificial Intelligence) and Analytics are delivering business insight to fuel growth, but data centers must have the compute power to process the magnitude of information.
Deploying and managing x86 server farms is time consuming and expensive. What at first seems like an inexpensive, cookie cutter data center strategy for supporting business demands, quickly turns into an expensive and time-consuming methodology as your business grows.
IBM Distributed RAID (DRAID) improves RAID performance and availability compared to Traditional RAID (TRAID).
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
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant The emergence of a new methodology for business-to-business transacting is upon us. Blockchain is touted as the framework to eliminate the middleman in the supply chain process, while enabling a more secure...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems Several years ago, IBM instituted a program called the IBM Champion Program. The IBM program recognizes non-IBM business leaders, typically from an IBM business partner, who promote, teach, and have a deep understanding of several...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems Hardware Management Consoles (HMCs) are used by system administrators to manage/maintain Power Systems servers from a hardware perspective, as well as manage PowerVM LPARs (logical partitions). The management of the...read more
Bryan Samson Strategic Alliances Manager Are you going through XIV storage withdrawals? If you’ve been a loyal IBM XIV storage system customer over the last 10 years, you may be feeling the side effects soon. On February 27, 2018, IBM announced the XIV...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems IBM Power Systems has introduced two new high-performance computing servers, with unprecedented capabilities, in areas such as deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (all of which are based on open...read more