cloud computing

The business case for the hybrid cloud: Have your cake and eat it too!

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Multicloud

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. The relationship between mainframe’s “big iron” and the cloud’s unencumbered flexibility is ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “x86 public cloud beats Power cloud solutions on cost”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Since I started the “Power myths” blog series in 2018, a lot has happened to enhance an already strong cloud strategy for IBM Power Systems, including the recent announcement that IBM POWER9 servers running AIX and IBM i are now available “as-a service” on IBM Cloud. Clients have responded to Power’s cloud strategy very positively, ...read more


The unbearable lightness of being: mainframe on the cloud

Cloud computing, Mainframes, Servers

Some time ago, having the words “cloud” and “mainframe” in the same phrase was considered implausible or even impossible. Working with mainframe-related technologies or even directly with any mainframe applications was always associated with green screens, blocky letters and this feeling of old technology. We could say this feeling still exists among a lot of ...read more


Application modernization with IBM Cloud Private on IBM Power Systems

Cloud computing, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

Leading companies are realizing that cloud is how to deploy IT, not where. Cloud capabilities have become a prerequisite for consuming IT resources, and organizations are now focusing on modernization of applications with a cloud native approach. You have many approaches for moving into the cloud, including: Modernizing and optimizing your existing on-premises applications Creating ...read more


IBM Cloud Object Storage and CTERA-secured remote file access and easy backup of remote files

Cloud computing, Cloud object storage, Data centers...

The cloud is changing the landscape of IT organizations around the globe. As companies drive to a more digital workplace and the amount of data continues to grow, the ease of access and the simplicity of management becomes increasingly important to organizations. Enterprises also tend to require security and control to help protect their data. ...read more


IBM i marks 30 years of innovation with the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition

AI, Cloud computing, Cloud servers...

IBM Power Systems announced the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition during a keynote session at the POWERUp2018 conference in San Antonio. The IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition extends the spirit of IBM and client innovation. It builds upon all of the values and benefits associated with today’s IBM i Solution Edition for the Power S914 ...read more


3 paradigm shifts for IT operations on IBM Z to support digital enterprise

Cloud computing, Digital transformation, Hybrid cloud...

Good news! IBM Z is perfectly equipped to be at the center of your digital enterprise; 80 percent of corporate structured data and 55 percent of all enterprise transactions reside on IBM Z with only 6.2 percent of total corporate server expenditure[1]. It is the only platform capable of encryption of 100 percent of your ...read more


Data protection in the new era of the data-driven economy

Cloud computing, Storage

As I was following up on GDPR requirements and the implications, it got me thinking into what it means for traditional backup and data protection functions within IT organizations. Up until now, data protection has been an important but often IT-level task. However, in the new data-driven economy, data protection is now a business objective, ...read more


5 key reasons to opt for hyperconverged infrastructure

Cloud computing, Cloud servers, Data centers...

Let’s face it—traditional design for data center infrastructure doesn’t always meet today’s needs. Analytics, transaction processing, high-volume web serving and other data-intensive and mission-critical workloads place new and increased demands on the IT infrastructure. At the same time, specialized IT skills are becoming increasingly challenging to find, and budgets for capital IT expenses continue to ...read more