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Think 2018: Data-driven storage without limits

The world of storage has changed dramatically in a few short years. Business data is no longer stored only in stand-alone systems in on-premises data centers. Far different demands are being placed on storage as data volumes rise and new applications are developed. Artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, deep learning and other modern workloads […]

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Experience IT infrastructure reimagined at Think 2018

The era of artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. Applying deep learning and turning data into AI insights requires organizations to reimagine their IT infrastructure. Business and IT leaders also have a tremendous opportunity to learn more about cognitive infrastructure and chart their way forward at Think 2018, March 19–22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A […]

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Deep learning performance breakthrough

Have you noticed that interest in artificial intelligence (AI) has really taken off in the last year or so? A lot of that interest is fueled by deep learning. Deep learning has revolutionized the way we use our phones, bringing us new applications such as Google Voice and Apple’s Siri, which are based on AI […]

Deploying Hyperledger Fabric: Planning and considerations

Has your organization been thinking about deploying a blockchain application? First, let’s go over the basics: A blockchain is a string of transaction records that is secured with cryptography. Blockchains can serve as a distributed ledger in a network of peers. Hyperledger Fabric, often mistakenly used interchangeably with “blockchain,” is actually a blockchain framework implementation. […]

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Expressing the future of business

The latest FutureScape study just released from leading analyst firm IDC makes a bold prediction: By 2021, NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of choice in enterprise-class storage arrays, and more than 25 percent of spending on all-flash arrays will derive from end-to-end NVMe-based systems.[1] For IBM Storage customers, this prediction from IDC can […]

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IBM Cloud Object Storage scores top marks

Gartner recently published its Critical Capabilities for Object Storage in January 2018. As we did in the last publication (October 2016), IBM Cloud Object Storage scored highest overall for the object storage use cases. This year IBM actually scored the highest in every use case. IBM believes this is a great headline, but we encourage […]

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Surprising servers for cloud workloads at Think 2018

Many of our IBM Power Systems clients are in the midst of business and IT transformation. They are becoming more customer-centric; they are digitizing operations; they are finding new ways to leverage insights from data. And while the desired business outcomes might be different, the one common theme that see across our clients is that […]

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The FutureScape of IT

Information technology is growing faster and smarter – quickly. That’s the news in a nutshell from the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions. The latest FutureScape[1] study presents IDC’s top ten enterprise infrastructure predictions. For IBM Storage customers, the most important highlights include: NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of […]

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Top migration worries: Estimating cost and duration

There’s an old adage that says, “if you have enough time and money, and no market pressure, you can migrate anything.” Unfortunately, I’ve never met a client that fit that criteria. It’s understandable then, that once the technical concerns about migration have been put to rest, the next logical question most ask is simply, “how […]

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Persistent value

People once believed that enterprise tape storage systems had no place in the 21st century data center. In the end, they were proven wrong. Industry analysts confirm that tape is thriving and has a bright future in organizations of all sizes, including some of the largest public cloud providers on the planet.[1] As it turns […]

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Looking into the future of IT: Will AI rule the world?

In the first part of this “future of IT” series, I posed the question: What will IT look like a decade from now? To begin the conversation, I outlined the three major segments of IT — procedural IT, statistical IT and machine learning IT — noting that machine learning will see the most growth in […]

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Can Lab Services help me migrate release levels for z/OS?

Are you an IBM Z client that needs help keeping your z/OS release levels up-to-date? Perhaps your production systems are running version or maintenance levels at, near or past their end-of-support date. Or maybe you’re challenged with staying ahead of the latest software vulnerabilities or have regulatory requirements to patch frequently. If you fit any […]

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