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VLOG – Improve Storage Efficiency with Copy Data Management

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.

VLOG – Build a business case for Linux on IBM z Systems

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.

VLOG – IBM DRAID Explained and Best Practices

IBM Distributed RAID (DRAID) improves RAID performance and availability compared to Traditional RAID (TRAID).

90% of breaches can’t be wrong

Matthew Likes Security Architect - Mainline Information Systems   As a security professional working in the industry for the last 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of strange things. However, the last 5-10 years, in my opinion, have been the most difficult to...

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Storage Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the data center Not a creature was stirring, not even a storage director. The carts were hung by the multimedia storage enclosure with care In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The Elastic Storage...

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Leveraging COBOL v6 for Performance

J Jeffrey Broderick z Systems Architect   COBOL has been a mainstay of traditional application development on System z. Organizations continue to develop and maintain core business logic built in COBOL; but, has your organization embraced any of the new...

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IBM Announces First POWER9 System

Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems The POWER9 processor was publicly announced in 2016. On December 5, IBM announced the first POWER9-based system, the AC922, with general availability December 22, 2017. The AC stands for Accelerated Computing because of...

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Infinidat’s SATA-Driven Disruption 

Robert Young Senior Systems EngineerData Storage Services Mainline Information Systems   Moshe Yanai zigs where others zag. Gil Press, writing in a recent Forbes article describes Moshe’s 40 years of re-inventing storage. In the article, Gil distills the five rules...

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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. With...

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