edge 2016

IBM Power Enterprise Systems for the Cloud at Edge 2016

Power servers, Power Systems

Information Technology (IT) environments have changed their consumption and service delivery patterns for the cloud, and to reflect this, IBM announced a new line of IBM Power Enterprise Systems for the Cloud at Edge 2016 this year. Aimed in reducing operational costs, increasing flexibility and improving cloud integration, the new IBM Power E850C, E8770C and ...read more


DJs in the data center: A new spin on IT

A version of this blog post originally appeared here. People ask me how I got started mixing sounds, and I tell them I was inspired by my dad (Randy Hypes, a drummer and musician). I’ve been drumming since the third grade and have also been singing all my life. My dad introduced me to hip-hop ...read more


Day three at IBM Edge 2016: Outthinking status quo

Flash storage, Storage

Three days in, and this conference keeps getting better! Wednesday at #IBMEdge2016 was a full day of learning, sharing and networking. The day started off sunny and bright with check-ins and breakfast. Then sellers and business partners headed off for training while the expo booths began their showcasing. The morning was packed with lots of ...read more


Why predicting data reduction can lower costs for all-flash storage

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

The more data you have, the more hardware you need in the back end. This is where the economics of storage come in: if we can reduce the amount of data, we can cut costs by reducing the amount of hardware needed to store it. And if you can get an accurate estimate of what ...read more


Day two at IBM Edge 2016: The power of the individual in Las Vegas

General Session I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for Tuesday at IBM Edge 2016. I joined a huge crowd as we took our seats once again for the General Session kicking off day 2. Stefanie Chiras, IBM Vice President of Power Systems Offering Management and System of Engagement Infrastructures, opened the session ...read more


Day one at IBM Edge 2016: Acceleration and innovation in Las Vegas

Power servers, Power Systems

Edge 2016 started off with a bang as thousands of excited attendees arrived for the world’s premier IT infrastructure conference! After arriving in Las Vegas on Sunday, I headed to the registration booth to get my badge and a map from one of the volunteers. Then, it was on to exploring. I was blown away ...read more


Two elephants: Hortonworks and IBM

Power servers, Power Systems

I have a two-year-old son at home. Wait, no — he’s almost three.  Wow, that happened FAST. Anyway, I have a young son, and one of the rituals we both look forward to every night is story time.  We have fairy tale books, books about farm animals, books about letters and numbers and colors.  But, ...read more


Mainframe job opportunities drive nearly 20,000 to skills contest

Academic initiatives, LinuxONE solutions, Mainframes

Possibilities in the cloud era spark global interest Over the weekend, three winners emerged from a group of more than 18,000 students from 47 countries who competed in the largest-ever Master the Mainframe Contest, a programming competition in its eleventh year. The top three winners were among the nine finalists – students from all over ...read more


Your storage can do more for you

Integrated infrastructure, Storage

Today, there is no arguing the fact that IT plays a critical role in helping businesses achieve their long-term strategic goals. IT is changing business models, shaping industry trends and determining the competitive landscape: Who’s going to be first, who’s going to be best and who’s going nowhere. If you feel your existing IT infrastructure ...read more