The unbearable lightness of being: mainframe on the cloud

Cloud computing, Mainframes, Servers

Some time ago, having the words “cloud” and “mainframe” in the same phrase was considered implausible or even impossible. Working with mainframe-related technologies or even directly with any mainframe applications was always associated with green screens, blocky letters and this feeling of old technology. We could say this feeling still exists among a lot of ...read more


Flash innovation at the speed of business

AI, Flash storage, Storage

Just a few months ago, IBM flash storage with NVMe was recognized as the most innovative in the marketplace.[1] You might think that to win such recognition, we had placed all of our bets on the table. But the recent announcements of new solutions, enhancements, and upgrades across our flash portfolio demonstrate that IBM continues ...read more


Open source project Zowe: Fast, simple, familiar z/OS development

Mainframes, Open source, Servers

The IT landscape is evolving at a fast pace. Organizations continue to digitally transform to better serve the demands of their customers and differentiate themselves from their competitors. Many of these businesses have a mainframe as an essential asset at the heart of their digital transformation, and to drive the business. IBM Z mainframe strengths ...read more


How to choose a best-fit AI platform

AI, Deep learning, Modern data platforms

Early adopters are taking a strategic approach to enabling their enterprise with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies using an AI platform. They’re solving complex problems, infusing intelligent system capabilities into business processes and investing to create a new AI-enhanced future. However, many other leaders seek a way to prioritize their initial investments as cognitive computing presents ...read more


Accelerating value in the API economy with mainframe

Blockchain, Cloud computing, Data security...

In today’s vastly interconnected world, the places for lone islands of business to prosper are few and far between. Organizations are built on trade, and market leaders collaborate for new opportunity, innovation and competitive advantage. Over 70 percent of CxOs are seeking to increase their partnerships, and in this digital marketplace, application programming interfaces (APIs) ...read more


How to catch a unicorn on your cloud

Blockchain, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions...

Of course you love all of your clients, especially the profitable ones. But face it, not all of them are cash cows, growing exponentially and driving your revenues skyward. You could wish upon a star and hope one of your current clients suddenly catches fire, or maybe there’s a better way. Maybe you could stack ...read more


Scaling without thinking about scaling

Cloud computing, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. One of the common problems in current software development is how to ...read more


3 critical security issues for the modern enterprise

Blockchain, Data security, Encryption...

Security continues to be a top concern keeping IT leaders up at night. With good reason – the impact of security breaches can include remediation costs, reputation damage and reduced customer confidence. What can leaders do to protect their data without sacrificing business agility? In August 2017, IBM commissioned Forrester to conduct a survey of ...read more


Breakthrough security for next-generation applications

Linux on z, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions...

Over 15 years ago, IBM committed to Linux and open source software on the mainframe in a way that stunned the industry. Today, our commitment to Linux has never been stronger, and we are focused on a clear mission: to provide to clients the most secure and the most advanced data-serving Linux platform in the ...read more