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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 If you’re in IT, the recognition and concerns about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities from the past couple of days are well known to you. At a high level, Meltdown is the vulnerability that allows applications,...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant The new z14, announced July 17, 2017, is larger, faster and more secure than its mainframe predecessors. IBM is focusing this server for enterprise analytics. Let’s see how. For z/OS Mainframes Analytics on...read more
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...read more
Bryan Samson Flash Storage Sales Specialist, Brands “Reach for the Sky,” says Woody in Toy Story, as I watch with my family and wonder at the skill of Pixar animators, the complex software and massive amount of hardware it took to make this film back in...read more
‘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...read more
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...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant You have come this far in the search for a solution for performing analytics on the mainframe data. You are now ready to consider stopping the ETL process in favor of doing analytics on the mainframe,...read more
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...read more
Chris Dedham Senior Storage Solutions Architect The importance of leveraging Cloud Storage for IT infrastructure has grown significantly, over the years, as organizations have tried to reduce costs, without sacrificing scalability, and as the tide of data growth has...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems There is no doubt that customers are looking at “cloud” to provide automation, cost savings, and optimization of resources. Using a “public cloud,” while good, does not necessarily provide the security, performance, nor control that...read more
Andy Hartman Senior Consultant With the introduction of the new IBM z14, there has been a priority put on pervasive security. IBM has a long history of building security into the IBM Z, and they have continued this tradition with their newest generation of the...read more
Ray Lee Vice President-Managed Services and Support Mainline Information Systems Mainline’s clients depend on their data center systems for critical transaction processing and applications that are key to their innovation, collecting data and protecting information....read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant We have all been there at least once, another Proof of Technology where we are fighting for resources, struggling with the learning curve, and being asked by management, “How’s it going?”. We wonder, “Where are the...read more
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...read more
Ron Gordon Director - Power Systems IBM Power Systems made a series of software functional changes, but it seems they did it quite quietly, as I see that not many users or support staff are aware of these announcements. Just returning from a very informative and well...read more
Marianne Eggett z Systems Solutions Consultant In July 2017, IBM announced the IBM Open Data Analytics for z/OS product, the next evolution of the z/OS Platform for Apache Spark that was announced in 2016. IBM expanded its support to include Anaconda and Python...read more
Joseph Germinario Solution Architect I sure hope so! If not, here are some of the problems you will encounter. 1. Slow to respond to the business needs - Competitors will love you! 2. Development of new application will be slow - Competitors will love you! 3. IT...read more
Bryan Samson Flash Storage Sales Specialist, Brands “Just have it here on Monday, please,” I said. I hung up the phone and realized, I have no idea where the storage company is storing ALL of my possessions. I don’t have a crate number, a bay number, a floor number...read more
Chuck Desmond Systems Engineer What does my 1970 Chevelle SS Muscle car have in common with Pure Storage All Flash Arrays? The answer is quite simple: They both are fast, powerful and deliver a great experience! The Pure Storage solutions I’ve implemented over the...read more
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...read more