How software defined is changing storage economics

A few months ago, IBM’s bold move into software defined storage changed how IT looks at storage. The introduction of IBM Spectrum Storage incorporates more than 700 patents and is backed by plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next five years toward propelling the use of software defined storage in any form […]

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Imagine your app server handling the Grand Slam

The Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open are some of the most anticipated tennis events of the year. Over the two weeks of action-packed excitement at Roland-Garros, avid tennis fans around the world watch their heroes battle on center court for another grand slam title. Meanwhile, the behind-the-scenes push to feed the fans’ […]

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IBM Platform LSF and Docker: A Whale of a time!

HPC Administrators will know that applications today can depend upon multiple packages, libraries and environments. Docker, a container technology for Linux, based on well proven technologies brings together ease of setup, use and efficiency to application management.

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Challenges facing Operations Managers in a cloud world

Introducing Rick, the Operations Manager Rick’s been on my mind for a few weeks now. Mostly at work, since planning for a 12-years-old’s birthday consumes much of my free time. “Rick” is a persona we use in design to represent the Operations Manager—he’s a 40-something college graduate with a tech degree and an MBA, responsible […]

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How the human anatomy is like an IT infrastructure ecosystem

I’m proud to say that my daughter is a trained, practicing pediatric nurse. And, I can remember back, while she was taking her course in anatomy, how she would come home each day to regale us with a story of a new part of the human body she’d learned something about. Recently, I was trying […]

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What’s new in workload automation: IBM Workload Scheduler 9.3

IBM Workload Scheduler version 9.3 is slated for widespread release at the end of May, 2015. It comes with a new version of IBM Dynamic Workload Console, the web interface through which you can define, schedule, manage and monitor multiple workload automation environments in both z/OS and distributed worlds. The console will also be available […]

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Is Pandora lurking in your HPC center?

HPC clusters are represent investment that help drive innovation and provide a competitive edge in industry. So it’s important for operators to understand how these environments are used, as well as being notified of problem areas. Monitoring solutions exist in many different shades; many of which provide highly detailed infrastructure monitoring. However, is that really enough?

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Master the Mainframe winner, Kevin Matesi, writes prose, code and a roadmap to a bright future

 A light came on for 8-year-old Kevin Matesi when he and his father, a biomedical engineer, configured the LED bulbs on their rudimentary electronic “bread board” to illuminate a likeness of Darth Vader. While Kevin found language, literature and stories like Star Wars, cool, it dawned on him that electrical engineering and computers were capable […]

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Log analysis helps find what’s needed in the proliferation of data

Until recently, IT organizations generally dealt with structured data, and relational databases ruled the IT world. Most data were structured and organized in these databases. Tools like SQL were used to easily query these databases and find the needed answers. But then the digital transformation happened. The internet came along, prompting the evolution of a […]

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