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IBM a leader in distributed file and object storage

For two years in a row, IBM has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the fast growing scale-out storage market for unstructured data. The report evaluates our suite of products which include IBM […]

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From here to AI: Beyond the hype

Lessons from the Gartner Symposium I asked over 500 people two simple questions during our recent Gartner Symposium panel: “Who is implementing deep learning or machine learning technologies in your company?” “Who thinks these technologies are drivers of innovation, but have no idea how to get started?” The media coverage of artificial intelligence (AI) would […]

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IBM’s all-flash innovation continues

Flash storage has come a long way. A few years ago, only about a third of enterprises worldwide had deployed flash storage solutions. By next year, nearly 80 percent of enterprises will be using flash in some form.[1] And industry analysts expect that by 2020, all-flash arrays will drive more than 70 percent of all […]

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Mainframe reinvention: empowering digital trust

According to the findings from a recent Gartner market survey, growth is the #1 business priority for 58 percent of CEOs. This is up from 42 percent in 2016. Gartner “conducted a survey of 388 CEOs and senior business leaders in user organizations worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2016 to examine their business issues […]

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Continuing leadership in enterprise and cloud data protection

IBM Spectrum Protect™ has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions report for 2017. This is the seventh consecutive year that IBM Spectrum Protect has earned this honor, and the 12th time dating back to 1999.[1] You can read the full report here. A member of the […]

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Containers. Persistent storage. IBM.

Containers are a hot topic — and IBM is listening. IBM is rolling out persistent storage solutions to make containers easier to implement and more resilient. Why use containers? Containers are an open source technology that lets an application be packaged with everything it needs to run the same in any environment. They offer the […]

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Cloud computing: Journey or final destination?

CEOs often see a public cloud platform as a journey’s end — a goal to be attained as soon as possible. The reality for CTOs, however, is far more complex. Many enterprises have existing IT infrastructure, applications and data that need to be taken into consideration, particularly when the value of a hybrid cloud becomes […]

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Insights on data and CTO challenges

A conversation with an IT social influencer During InterConnect 2017, we spoke to industry thought leader and prominent social influencer Craig Mullins, president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc., about his perspective on the challenges faced by today’s CTOs and the growing complexity of data. Mullins has an extensive background in data and database […]

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Going beyond the hype to a secure blockchain

Many types of common business transactions — such as moving goods through a supply chain, or making multi-party contractual agreements — are more complex than they need to be. This is because each party to a transaction maintains their own, private records. Keeping all these records in sync is a time-consuming and inefficient process. Blockchain […]

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