data storage

Build a data-first enterprise for AI

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

Business leaders today recognize data as a highly valuable resource. From providing competitive insights to balancing the books, data is the lifeblood pumping through any company. However, data’s value varies due to its potential impact. That impact typically depends upon the type of analytics used on it. For a few years now, real-time and predictive ...read more


VUmc creates data storage platform for vital research

Storage, Tape and virtual tape storage

When VU Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam started to reevaluate their data strategy and data architecture capabilities, they realized they have a significant gap to bridge between where they are and where they want to be. The fact that they have massive amounts of data that needs to be kept for decades (including administrative documents, ...read more


Flash Memory Summit Award: Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology — IBM FlashSystem 9100

AI, Cloud computing, Flash storage...

This week, IBM’s newly announced FlashSystem 9100 all-flash array received the award for Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in Santa Clara, California. “Customers demand new levels of performance, data reduction and ROI from their storage investments,” said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network ...read more


IBM Flash: The mid-market advantage

Flash storage, Integrated infrastructure, Storage

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 ...read more


The data storage elite are about to be recognized

Flash storage, Integrated infrastructure, Software...

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 Pyeong Chang, 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 ...read more


How IBM Spectrum Scale resembles my toddler twins

Cloud computing, Data centers, Disk storage...

I’m a storage consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services and a working mother of two-and-a-half-year-old twins who were affectionately known as Flash and Elastic during my pregnancy because of the way they moved in my belly. I usually spend my days onsite with IBM clients implementing and managing IBM Spectrum Scale clusters, but I also ...read more


The right IT infrastructure for fast data and analytics

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms

A manufacturer improves the ability to match output with demand that enables earlier logistics planning and rising profitability. A natural gas company’s engineers get a clearer picture of its pipeline operations to greatly enhance decision-making capabilities. And with a more holistic view of its customers, a bank’s executives are able to offer products that appeal ...read more


Fast data: The future of big data

Data security, Integrated infrastructure, Internet of things...

It’s not news that big data is getting bigger by the second.  However, in addition to sheer volume, there is also increasing demand to take action faster than ever based on the data.  An organization’s leaders want to gain a competitive advantage by turning raw data into actionable intelligence. How can they quickly and efficiently ...read more


The impact of hybrid cloud storage in gaining flexibility

Hybrid cloud storage, Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage...

Organizations don’t need more data; they need techniques to help them identify opportunities and value from their data. But searching data for answers about what impacts the business requires that you rethink data storage. Why? Because it’s clear that the data deluge is underway, bringing with it new types of unstructured data — from product ...read more