Levi Norman

Powering business at the speed of life

AI, Flash storage, Integrated infrastructure...

Mark Peters, Practice Director and Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) observes: “Time and again our market research reminds us that it’s the needs of overall business, more than any other factors, that drive the choice and adoption of IT technologies. And, whatever those overall needs, what’s equally clear is that right now businesses ...read more


NVMe: Simple can be powerful

Big data & analytics, Cloud computing, Flash storage...

The problem-solving principle known as “Occam’s razor” states that the simplest solution is usually the best one.[1] Essentially, this type of thinking helps explain the growing interest in Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over an Ethernet environment. Adoption rates are accelerating for mobile and social systems of engagement, big data and real time analytics, and many ...read more


A forecast of clouds

AI, Cloud computing, Data security...

If the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions – was about the weather instead of IT trends, without doubt the forecast would be for increasing clouds. Of the ten predictions made in the FutureScape study, nearly half relate to public and private cloud in some way. For example, Prediction #5 says ...read more


Expressing the future of business

AI, Data centers, Data security...

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 ...read more


The FutureScape of IT

AI, Data centers, Data security...

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 ...read more


IBM Flash: The mid-market advantage

Flash storage, Integrated infrastructure, Storage

A recent market survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM confirms that flash storage is a big hit among mid-market businesses (MMB). In fact, 82 percent of MMB IT decision-makers are either planning to deploy flash-based data storage or are already upgrading their flash solutions.[1] The Forrester survey provided a valuable snapshot of ...read more


IBM’s all-flash innovation continues

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

Flash storage has come a long way. A few years ago, only about a third of enterprises worldwide had deployed flash storage solutions. By next year, nearly 80 percent of enterprises will be using flash in some form.[1] And industry analysts expect that by 2020, all-flash arrays will drive more than 70 percent of all ...read more


Speed, the competitive advantage with flash storage

Flash storage, Storage

The financial sector was one of the earliest adopters of flash storage. The explanation for this is simple: In the financial industry, speed is a competitive advantage.[1] Equities trading provides a good example. As traders began moving to automated systems, the speed of equities transactions increased until they were completing in milliseconds. Human traders couldn’t ...read more


The value of enduring leadership

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

True leadership isn’t something that’s here today and gone tomorrow. True leadership endures. Choosing solutions from a team that has demonstrated leadership over years of industry turnover can greatly reduce risk. It also increases the chance that the heart of your business will still be beating tomorrow morning. This is the real value to our ...read more