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Optimizing data lake infrastructure

Big data & analytics, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

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 ...read more


A forecast of clouds

AI, Cloud computing, Data security...

If the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions – was about the weather instead of IT trends, without doubt the forecast would be for increasing clouds. Of the ten predictions made in the FutureScape study, nearly half relate to public and private cloud in some way. For example, Prediction #5 says ...read more


Expressing the future of business

AI, Data centers, Data security...

The latest FutureScape study just released from leading analyst firm IDC makes a bold prediction: By 2021, NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of choice in enterprise-class storage arrays, and more than 25 percent of spending on all-flash arrays will derive from end-to-end NVMe-based systems.[1] For IBM Storage customers, this prediction from IDC can ...read more


The FutureScape of IT

AI, Data centers, Data security...

Information technology is growing faster and smarter – quickly. That’s the news in a nutshell from the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions. The latest FutureScape[1] study presents IDC’s top ten enterprise infrastructure predictions. For IBM Storage customers, the most important highlights include: NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of ...read more


How Power Systems and OpenPOWER enable acceleration

OpenPOWER, Power Systems

This is the era of accelerated computing. Today, modern data-centric applications are driving a need for much higher I/O throughput. These performance levels are magnifying the shortcomings of traditional I/O architectures. The only way to turn today’s masses of data into competitive advantage is with an accelerated IT infrastructure built for continued advancement in advanced ...read more


Five starting points for building a cognitive business

Flash storage, Real-time analytics, Software-defined computing...

There’s no way around it. As the pace of innovation and change accelerates, IT leaders will be tasked increasingly with ensuring competitive advantage. And that responsibility means being able to consistently derive insights from oceans of unstructured data to make real-time decisions. To get to the point where your organization can act at the speed ...read more


Accelerating insights with Redis Labs and IBM Power Systems

Power servers, Power Systems

The next generation of enterprise applications is under increasing pressure to deliver insight at the speed of business. Interacting in real time with the customer requires more than historical intelligence. Applications must also anticipate a customer’s intent in real time. Data stores that serve such innovative applications need to offer high performance, deliver incredible versatility ...read more


How to survive after Moore’s Law

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

As Intel’s recent announcement (on 31 March 2016) reminds us that the promise of Moore’s Law continues to decline, many are asking the question “What’s next?” IBM Power Systems saw this coming several years ago and, with an ecosystem of POWER8 innovators in the OpenPOWER Foundation, transitioned Power Systems to focus on delivering value to ...read more


Excel with IBM Power Systems at InterConnect 2016

Power servers, Power Systems

How do you deliver the best performance at the best cost to your customers in today’s rapidly changing environment? Stick with a solution that can enable you to deliver faster insights with superior economics through flexible private and hybrid cloud offerings built on open standards. At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas February 21-25, IBM Power ...read more