hardware

IBM Z and healthcare: when data protection is crucial to your business

Data security, Encryption, Mainframes...

IBM’s “Big Iron” mainframe immediately conjures up images: rock solid, dependable,  security-rich—everything you might want and need in a platform. Is it any surprise that so many top companies rely on IBM Z, the new modern mainframe? These industries depend on the stability of the platform—in fact, they bet their business on it.  They know ...read more


Proposition: No speed limit on NVIDIA Volta with rise of AI

Power servers, Power Systems

This is an era of data-centric computing.  There’s no doubt about that.  For those in hardware engineering who embraced disruption over the past few years – my colleagues at IBM Cognitive Systems and our partner NVIDIA included – this sudden rise of AI-inspired applications is a once or twice-in-a-career thrill. From a practical perspective, we ...read more


Cloud-scale intelligence for IBM Storage networking

Cloud computing, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

There’s a lot of talk going around these days about cloud, cognitive business, real-time insight and data as the new natural resource. When we boil down these mostly abstract concepts into something more concrete, we see a common thread running through them all–intelligence. Cloud computing couldn’t happen without the agility and scalability afforded by a ...read more


Do we have a visionary perspective?

Software-defined storage, Storage, System software...

Here’s an old photo of a cluttered desk: Courtesy: Life Magazine, 1955 On its own, it’s nothing. Boring even. But, when we learn it was Albert Einstein’s desk, we may suddenly become intrigued by how such a productive and intelligent man could work amongst such a mess. Or, we can look at it from a ...read more


Making hybrid cloud easier with VMware and IBM Systems

Mainframes, Power servers, Power Systems...

Hybrid clouds are a topic most IT organizations are starting to explore. By 2017 80 percent of enterprises are expected to adopt the hybrid cloud model according to the IDC. Companies are moving to hybrid clouds because they provide both a public cloud where applications can be developed and deployed quickly and a private cloud ...read more


Four big benefits of software-defined storage

IBM Systems Lab Services, Software-defined storage, Storage...

Software-defined storage is helping clients across a variety of industries manage their data. It can help your company too. A recent eWeek article debunked some common myths surrounding software-defined storage, showing how misunderstood this technology continues to be. There are some big benefits to be had, though, so it’s important to understand the role software-defined ...read more


Creating the foundation for a secure hybrid cloud

Mainframes, Security, z14

Companies across all industries are increasingly turning to a hybrid cloud model, combining their on-premise systems with the public cloud to open new opportunities for their businesses. By 2017, more than 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). These enterprises see the potential for ...read more


Driving innovation through hybrid cloud with IBM Systems at InterConnect 2016

Linux on z, Mainframes, Power servers...

Are you planning to attend IBM InterConnect 2016 this month? It’s a hugely popular cloud and mobile conference and a great place for education on how to evolve your infrastructure for digital transformation. Many organizations today are looking for ways to master the cloud to their full advantage and to work with greater agility. They ...read more


American Greetings cuts hardware costs by 300% with IBM SmartCloud infrastructure

Greeting cards are a wonderful way to congratulate someone, express emotions or celebrate an occasion: Buy a card and make someone’s day. But it’s not that easy for the IT folks at American Greetings. Massive opportunities in the virtual world exploded and the company’s existing infrastructure wasn’t ready for the boom. They turned to IBM ...read more