POWER9: A chip’s trip around the world

IBM Systems introduced the first of many POWER9 servers a couple of months ago with the best platform for enterprise AI. The IBM Power System AC922 has capabilities spanning AI, deep learning and machine learning. In fact, the entire POWER9 family is evolutionary and brings data-intensive computing for whatever your business needs, no matter the […]

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The fabric of big memory

Technologies as diverse as Apache Spark, SAP HANA and NoSQL databases all share a common architectural feature – the use of in-memory data stores. Moving data sets from traditional storage media into memory can dramatically reduce system latency and increase application performance. These data sets are growing ever larger, however, leading to requirements for what […]

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Power Systems: superior performance for Oracle apps

Are you sure that your Oracle applications are reaching their full potential? As the industry continues to evolve, there has never been a better time to look at your options to improve the performance of those applications. And IBM Power Systems platforms can deliver significant performance benefits. For example, IBM POWER8 systems will deliver at […]

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Pervasive protection

Perhaps as many as 45,000 cyberattacks occur around the world each day.[1] It’s easy to understand why cybersecurity is the top IT spending priority for businesses large and small, and has been for years.[2] Data breaches are costly. In the United States, the average cost of lost business from a data protection failure reached $4.13 […]

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The future of IT: Keep an eye on machine learning

What will IT look like a decade from now? We’ve seen enormous growth in big data and analytics in the past decade, and this area of technology will continue to transform how business is done. Not just that — but machine learning breakthroughs will bring new ways of analyzing and using that data. To start […]

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IBM Flash: The mid-market advantage

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 […]

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Corral your growing storage infrastructure!

A changing IT ecosystem Businesses today are measured by their ability to meet customer demand for anytime/anywhere products and services. Technologies such as cloud, mobility, social media, cognitive/AI, the Internet of Things and virtual reality are creating new business performance benchmarks and generating an explosion of data. To deliver competitive advantage in the marketplace, organizations […]

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The data storage elite are about to be recognized

February 2018 will be a big month for those at the top of their game.  With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to take place February 9 -25 in PyeongChang, South Korea, the world’s elite athletes will compete for a record 102 medals in 15 disciplines, including headline sports such as skiing, bobsledding, figure skating and […]

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PCI DSS security compliance on IBM AIX

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions, and to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. While most companies have to meet numerous regulatory requirements, they often fail to maintain their […]

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