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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).
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant A new technology is emerging for the digital age, and whether you’re a CEO or an IT developer, you’ll want to pay close attention. Banks, Insurance companies, hospitals, governments and other industries are...read more
Andy Hartman Senior Consultant IBM recently announced their new model of the IBM mainframe z14: The IBM ZR1 extends the performance and capacity enhancements of the z14 into a new server footprint, focusing on a lower entry point into the mainframe...read more
Chris Dedham Senior Storage Solutions Architect Containers are stand-alone, lightweight packages, that contain the necessary libraries and executables to run code. They are available for both Linux and Windows applications, and provide a runtime environment that can...read more
Alexander Goron Netezza Architect Using the latest NPS version We’ve been busy lately migrating our Netezza appliance customers to the new Mako appliances they bought. As we upgraded the old appliances to a more recent version of the NPS, we found that...read more
Ian Wright Client Technical Sales Engineer In my previous blog post, I discussed containers and Kubernetes. In short, containers (which were made popular with technologies like Docker, LXC, OpenVZ, Linux VServer, etc.) are virtual constructs that hold...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant The new z14 Model ZR1 (machine type 3907), announced April 10, 2018, is larger, faster and more secure than its IBM z Systems business class predecessors. The new server has 30 customer-characterizable cores...read more
Keith Thuerk Storage Engineer There is a tectonic shift happening in Information Technology (IT) right now, where the industry is pushing generalist roles over specialist roles. This can be seen directly or indirectly in various IT organizations. An...read more
Chris Dedham Senior Storage Solutions Architect In the past, we have viewed service level agreements (SLA) as the guiding light toward designing backup and DR systems to meet or exceed recovery objectives, in the event of an operational or data center...read more
Ken Gross Mainframe Software Specialist An updated view of the IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS® I am sure many are familiar with the IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS® as we have known it to advance, over the years, out of the Netezza...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant You have a mainframe. It runs your key business applications. Wouldn’t it be great to access that data easily and quickly? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a tool that could join diverse types of...read more
J Jeffrey Broderick Enterprise Architect IT organizations still rely heavily on COBOL applications to support their core business functions. In today’s environment, it is essential to maximize the investment in business logic, while continuing to expose...read more
You have firewalls. You’re feeling confident that the data stored on your premise is safe, and the real worry is when data leaves the building. Right? Wrong! The paradigm that onsite data is safe has quickly changed. At a minimum, I hope you are encrypting...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems Now that POWER9 systems have been announced and shipped, I think the next question on everyone’s mind is performance. IBM has published rPerf and CPW data, in the latest Power Performance report, but I think some...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant Take a moment to think like a CIO. Can you imagine that the CIO wants a reliable infrastructure, secure from hackers, that’s easy to install, easy to maintain and can quickly handle the businesses growth....read more
Ian Wright Client Technical Sales Engineer Greetings True Believers, I wanted to write a blog about IBM Cloud Private (and that is coming soon), but it occurred to me that many people out there may not have a full understanding of what one of the...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems On February 13, IBM announced the POWER9 scale-out server family. The general availability of these systems will be March 20, 2018. The models follow the Power Systems naming convention where S924 translates as 9 –...read more
Andy Hartman Senior Consultant Earlier last year, IBM announced that it was withdrawing its KVM for IBM z product, and instead continue to support and develop this technology as open source. Two of the three supported IBM on z Linux distribution...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems Welcome to the new year, and to a year that I think will really progress the value of Power Systems. Let me give you my outlook, after gazing into my “Power Systems crystal ball,” recognizing that sometimes the crystal...read more
Jeff Dobbelaere Vice President, Services Introduction In the previous blog about API Management, the features and functions expected of a mature API management product are explored. The purpose of this blog is to review CA’s API Management product...read more
Jeff Dobbelaere Vice President, Services Introduction APIs are the basic building blocks of digital applications. With the increased cloud adoption and new innovations in cloud, IOT and AI, API’s have become ubiquitous. API-based application ecosystems...read more