hybrid cloud

IBM Cloud Object Storage scores top marks

Gartner recently published its Critical Capabilities for Object Storage in January 2018. As we did in the last publication (October 2016), IBM Cloud Object Storage scored highest overall for the object storage use cases. This year IBM actually scored the highest in every use case. IBM believes this is a great headline, but we encourage […]

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Think 2018: Data-driven storage without limits

The world of storage has changed dramatically in a few short years. Business data is no longer stored only in stand-alone systems in on-premises data centers. Far different demands are being placed on storage as data volumes rise and new applications are developed. Artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, deep learning and other modern workloads […]

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Surprising servers for cloud workloads at Think 2018

Many of our IBM Power Systems clients are in the midst of business and IT transformation. They are becoming more customer-centric; they are digitizing operations; they are finding new ways to leverage insights from data. And while the desired business outcomes might be different, the one common theme that see across our clients is that […]

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How a strong cloud architecture primes you for hybrid cloud

Across the information technology world, cloud has become ubiquitous. Cloud computing has inspired many startups to adopt technology quickly and deliver services that would have taken months to develop and deliver in the traditional era. While companies ride that wave, many have come to the realization that not all workloads are cloud friendly. Data privacy, […]

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Four ways to build up your IBM Z networking skills

“I’ve lost all of my networking on IBM Z skills. Where can I find help?” Has your company found itself in this position due to staff attrition, budget constraints or inability to backfill resources? Are you under pressure to secure your IBM Z network and/or critical IBM Z TCP/IP-based applications after a security audit? IBM […]

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IBM Storage Utility Offering

Buy storage capacity your way IBM introduces a procurement method that aligns your capacity costs to your business initiatives  Data creation continues at an explosive rate, and does not appear to be slowing down. Customers look to their IT partners to help solve these problems and often ask… how can I better align my capacity […]

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize transforms IT with new hybrid cloud capabilities

When moving to a hybrid cloud strategy, the number one concern that initially worries many leaders is the question of security: “Is my data really secure in a public cloud?”  While security is still top-of-mind these days, there are new concerns that are beginning to surface as well.   Namely, how difficult and how disruptive will […]

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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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Building a hybrid cloud strategy with IBM Systems Consulting

In my previous post, I argued that a foundational element of digital transformation is the integration of new technologies with existing core systems into hybrid clouds. In IBM Lab Services Systems Consulting, we work with clients around the world using a combination of proven expertise, tools and methodologies to develop business-aligned IT strategies and implementation […]

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