A Holiday Gift Guide for the Sysadmin

 1. The “Pause” button from Black Mirror, so they can stop their boss mid-sentence as he’s complaining about the way they‘ve organized all the cables. 2. Screen polarizer so their boss can’t see when they’re really just playing Fortnite. 3. A “Do Not Disturb“ sign that auto-generates when someone walks by their desk. 4. An […]

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The year of POWER9

It’s been just over a year since the launch of the new IBM POWER9 processor and POWER9-based IBM Power Systems servers. As we cap off a successful 2018 for IBM, we’re looking back at what the analysts, experts and media have said about POWER9 and IBM’s newest line of Power Systems servers. The much-anticipated December […]

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Deploy and manage cloud environments with new software bundles on IBM Power Systems

While many companies use public cloud to improve agility and cost efficiency, the reality is that not all workloads are suited for public cloud. Some mission-critical workloads that require complete control over data and security are better suited to remain on premises and behind the corporate firewall. Today’s enterprises need the best of both worlds. […]

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Is your scientific software complemented by the best hardware?

Did you know you could realize huge performance gains for your scientific applications by taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the IBM Power Systems platform? Are you apprehensive about making the leap to another architecture? Let’s look at the current state of the software ecosystem around IBM POWER, the resources available and how IBM […]

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Top IBM Power Systems myths: Migrating to Power from x86 is costly, painful and risky

“Migrating your Oracle databases to IBM Power Systems is dangerous, expensive and very high risk.” That advice came from a well-known consulting company to a client planning to migrate its mission-critical databases from x86 to Power Systems. Such comments are not unusual, and it makes no difference if the migration is to AIX or Linux. […]

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Introducing Spectrum Storage for AI with NVIDIA DGX for deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning projects are happening in every industry and research team across the globe. According to IDC[1], by 2019 40 percent of digital transformation initiatives will use AI services; by 2021, 75 percent of commercial enterprise apps will use AI, over 90 percent of consumers will interact with customer support […]

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Building your AI data pipeline

Artificial intelligence, the erstwhile fascination of sci-fi aficionados and the perennial holy grail of computer scientists, is now ubiquitous in the lexicon of business. Now more modern-business-imperative than fiction, the world is moving toward AI adoption fast. According to Forrester Research, AI adoption is ramping up. 63 percent[1] of business technology decision makers are implementing, […]

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Optimizing data lake infrastructure

In today’s world, data is the new oil, and there’s a great need to preserve that data for exploration and to derive value. A “data lake” acts as a repository that consolidates an organization’s data into a governed and well-managed environment that supports both analytics and production workloads. It embraces multiple data platforms, such as […]

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The 5 HOT storage trends for 2019

Historically, computer storage hasn’t always been top-of-mind in the world of IT. But the success of your business, whether a company of five or the Global Fortune 500, lies within your storage strategy. Really. Think of it this way: you wouldn’t want to build your new office or factory on a weak foundation, would you? […]

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