Designing an efficient SAP HANA on Power Systems landscape

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Most workloads in data centers today are virtualized to drive up system utilization. This results in several benefits for your business: fewer systems needed, a decrease in network/SAN ports, reduced floor space, power and cooling, and most importantly reduced costs for IT management. With SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, you can have more flexibility ...read more


IBM z15 – The cloud you want with the privacy and security you need

Cloud computing, Encryption, Mainframes

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 posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. I had the pleasure of attending the recent launch of the brand ...read more


Setting the stage for your journey to hybrid multicloud; a basic vocabulary

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

There is a rapid industry transition under way to a hybrid multicloud style of computing. It’s happening across all industries and all lines of business and being pushed along by stakeholders from IT managers to the C-suite to the shareholders. Although the transition is touching every area of IT infrastructure, in this 6-part series we ...read more


Pick a cloud platform that matches your hybrid cloud strategy, not the other way around

Hybrid cloud, LinuxONE solutions, Multicloud

Though the CIO or CTO of a company is typically responsible for the organization’s information technology, often the technology itself takes over the executive seat, defining the strategies that a CIO/CTO feels compelled to take. A need-to list can very quickly become a wish list, with the amount of “required” tech rapidly spiraling out of ...read more


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