What’s behind data preparation for AI?

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms

Data is a fundamental element of AI. If you have no data, you won’t get any meaningful insights from the AI techniques out there. Luckily, we live in a world that generates tons of data every day, and storage has become so affordable that we can now put zillions of bytes of data to use ...read more


To cloud or not to cloud . . . that shouldn’t be the question

Cloud computing, Hybrid cloud, Storage

In my discussions with clients about their journey to cloud, it’s becoming evident that many of them are viewing cloud as a goal, instead of looking at cloud deployments as a capability. In some cases, line-of-business owners are under corporate pressures to “adopt” a cloud-first strategy. A recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by IBM, “The ...read more


Why IBM Power Systems means business for SAP

Power servers, Power Systems

As SAP customers consider the hybrid cloud model for their mission-critical applications, they need flexibility and choice in deployments. IBM Power Systems is known for its flexibility, powered by the largest SAP HANA virtualized server scalability[1]. Today, we are further extending this flexibility with the announcement of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud on IBM Power Systems. ...read more


Think 2020: How to update and refocus your skills

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Workload & resource optimization

If you had to choose just one major IT conference to attend this year, then what’s the best option for exploring a mix of future possibilities and today’s practical use cases? Imagine an event where you can acquire forward-looking insights and practical hands-on experience, together. Do you want to meet industry experts who are already ...read more


Accelerate AI workloads with IBM Storage

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Storage

Artificial intelligence is on the rise. Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey shows that between 2018 and 2019, organizations that have deployed AI grew from 4 percent to 14 percent. This increasing adoption demonstrates the value of the data insights and resulting gains to the business that AI can offer. AI has come a long way ...read more


Key security considerations for Linux on IBM Power Systems

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

One of the greatest challenges in the computer industry is reducing the risk of cyber attack.  Cyber criminals are constantly developing new methods to infiltrate and attack organizations by circumventing computer security. Key to reducing cybersecurity risk is utilizing a “defense in depth,” or multilayered, approach. IBM Power Systems and the POWER9 processor are designed ...read more


Into the hybrid cloud future: Red Hat OpenShift is now available for IBM Z and LinuxONE

LinuxONE solutions, Mainframes, Multicloud

Today we are pleased to announce that Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE™. Red Hat is a leader in hybrid cloud and enterprise Kubernetes, with more than 1,000 customers already using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. With the availability of OpenShift for IBM Z and LinuxONE, the ...read more


Storage made simple for hybrid multicloud: the new IBM FlashSystem family

Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage, Storage

In part one of this blog post series, we discussed IBM’s approach for delivering innovation while simplifying your storage infrastructure, reducing complexity, and cutting costs. Now let’s take a closer look at the details of the new IBM FlashSystem family, a single platform designed to simplify your storage infrastructure, reduce complexity and cut costs, while ...read more


Storage made simple for hybrid multicloud

Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage, Storage

Albert Einstein said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” In line with that inspiration, IBM is launching a new family of flash storage solutions designed to meet the full range of enterprise storage needs from entry to mid-range to high-end systems that extend to your hybrid multicloud storage deployments. All ...read more