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Are you ready to advance your skills and move your business forward? IBM InterConnect 2017, March 19–23 in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers a great opportunity to explore ways of deploying high-performance IBM Power Systems to improve IT operations.

Many opportunities to experience Power Systems

At the conference, you can learn how to deliver new solutions faster than ever with infrastructure optimized for your workloads. Choose from a wide range of sessions focused on Power Systems designed to help you propel cloud performance, enhance big data and analytics, accelerate cognitive computing and more.

We also have some exciting announcements in store for you at this year’s event. For example, we’re showcasing a new open project that makes deploying, configuring, monitoring, analyzing and operating OpenPOWER infrastructure solutions easy and enables significant server density reductions for data-intensive applications.

5 cool Power Systems breakouts

To help you navigate the many opportunities available at InterConnect 2017, we recommend several sessions you won’t want to miss.

2586 – Power Cloud Services: Insights into Power Systems Management as a Service

Discover how to greatly simplify your systems management. Today, organizations deploying Power Systems can leverage many different IBM tools to manage their data center endpoints. IBM Cloud on Power Systems can give you aggregated views and insights into all that data by leveraging the IBM cloud platform and analytics engines without the need to install new software and with minimal setup.

4893 – NIX the CAPEX: Pay-Per-Use Options for Power Cloud

IBM POWER now offers several creative financing options available for cloud services providers (CSPs) and managed services providers (MSPs) looking to take advantage of the platform to provide accelerated and cost-effective cloud services. Come to this session and see how easy it can be to get started with programs that extend to all system configuration options and consumption models.

6710 – Accelerated Cloud Services: Power Systems–Accelerated Solutions on the Cirrascale Cloud Platform

Do you need more speed? The use of accelerators is growing for two reasons: the exponential rise of data and the increased speed of insights from cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Learn how IBM’s OpenPOWER LC servers help you maximize the benefits of accelerators with processors such as POWER8 with NVLink. Cirrascale, a leading cloud-based solution provider, is using IBM servers in its cloud environment that are well suited to deep learning and data analytics applications.

5990 – One-Stop Shop for Hybrid Cloud: VMware vRealize Automation for All Your Infrastructure Needs

One of the challenges in creating a hybrid cloud is integrating the different technologies into a unified platform. The other challenge is achieving automation at the infrastructure level and the application level. IBM and VMware have joined forces to address these challenges through a single solution. VMware vRealize Automation can now manage different IBM Power platforms by interacting with IBM PowerVC Virtualization Center.

1481 – Transform Your Business with Open Source Database Solutions on Power Systems

Big data needs big memory to accelerate insights so you can provide a personalized client experience. As a result, Avnet is collaborating with IBM Power Systems and leading independent software vendors (ISVs) such as MongoDB, Redis Labs and EnterpriseDB. We’re bringing to market optimized, open source POWER8 database solutions that help simplify scaling to meet big data processing needs in today’s cognitive era. Learn how they help improve performance while reducing operational cost.

Many ways to learn more

Check out additional presentations scheduled to take place at InterConnect 2017. Register now and join us at the event. Besides exploring the latest trends and advancements, you can meet and mingle with the world’s foremost technical experts, the biggest companies and the most innovative new startups. I hope to see you there.

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