Back in 1998, during the Wild West days of the internet, a small team of developers saw an opportunity to take the IBM core competency of transactional processing and merge it with the then still-evolving World Wide Web. Back then, the majority of companies were only using the web for publishing purposes, but IBM sought […]
I’ve seen a lot of excitement from developers around the July 17th launch of the latest IBM Z hardware and software (z/OS), and justifiably so. There are clear, significant benefits of IBM Z, including its security, resiliency and performance characteristics that make it a platform worthy of running your mission-critical enterprise applications. And for all […]
IBM just unveiled the world’s most powerful transaction mainframe system with breakthrough pervasive encryption technology. The IBM z14 features the industry’s fastest microprocessor, and offers a scalable system structure that delivers a 35 percent capacity increase for traditional workloads and up to 35 percent capacity increase for Linux workloads compared to the z13. The new […]
Rapid deployment is the name of the game for IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS). Speed is critical for companies that will spin up and down WebSphere instances to accommodate the agility required by many types of projects. So how can an IT team manage and support and keep track of all the different ways they’re […]
Digital applications are the lifeblood of business today. They are the primary means of interaction with customers. It’s imperative applications are always available, provide optimal performance and deliver exceptional customer experiences. If not, you can probably expect your customers to say goodbye. Applications run on top of a complex web of software components. Some provide […]
WebSphere users, gather round. By now you surely have heard that IBM InterConnect 2017 will be jam-packed with thousands of exciting sessions, labs, roundtables, meetings and events. As you make your plans, check out my cheat sheet of the top five must-see WebSphere sessions. 1. Session #4938: The total economic impact of migrating from open […]
Software developers have used container technology for some time now, but why is Docker so darn popular? With Docker, a developer can use a command to build everything needed to run an application into a single package. Docker’s developers built its API to fit seamlessly into most development and deployment workflows. Remember when it was […]
As more and more infrastructure, applications and services are moved to the cloud, the role of the system administrator is questioned.