IBM i – The driverless variant of IT infrastructure

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Power servers

I am, quite frankly, not looking forward to the advent of autonomous automobiles. I happily drive a sporty, stick-shift vehicle myself. But what does intrigue me is autonomous IT infrastructure. I keep track of developments in autonomous IT and consider it to be an early-stage trend that will not reach maturity for several more years. ...read more


For enterprise AI, horsepower changes everything

AI, Deep learning, Workload & resource optimization

This blog post is sponsored by IBM. The author, Peter Rutten, is a Research Director for the IDC Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, focusing on high-end, accelerated, and heterogeneous infrastructure and their use cases. Information and opinions contained in this article are his own, based on research conducted for IDC. An IDC survey that I performed in ...read more


A distinctly differentiated infrastructure built for the future

Power servers, Power Systems

SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems It appears businesses have discovered that there’s an interesting alternative to commodity architecture for their SAP HANA environment. In a survey I recently conducted for IDC, a significant number of respondents who are currently using SAP said that they run SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems. When IDC asked ...read more


Enterprise-class systems embrace the 3rd Platform of Compute

Power servers, Power Systems

Not long ago, IDC proclaimed a new era in IT: the 3rd Platform of Compute. It involves the rise of cloud as the deployment model, big data as the new currency, mobile as the preferred engagement system and social media as the digital reflection of every aspect of our culture. Since then, change has been ...read more


POWER8: Diversity in the data-hungry server market

Power Systems

At IDC, we’re number crunchers. One number that continues to fascinate me is the server market share from an architecture perspective: x86 versus alternatives. From a vendor revenue perspective, x86 has 81.8 percent of the server market. This dominance is not an ideal situation because the server market has a need for servers with processing ...read more