ibm edge 2016

Beyond four walls: Rocketing into hybrid cloud

Cloud computing, Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage...

Organizations that adopt hybrid cloud for applications often keep cloud storage and on-premises storage as two separate worlds. Rather than using handcrafted methods to connect these, it is time to embrace the use of hybrid cloud storage within your infrastructure. Hybrid cloud storage can help increase business agility and protect data while also lowering costs. ...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


Cloud integration takeaways from IBM Edge

Hybrid cloud

What a week at IBM Edge 2016! After a busy and productive week at our signature event for IT leaders, I’d like to share some of the key accomplishments and takeaways from a cloud integration perspective. First off, a big thank you to all of the attendees, business partners and IBM employees who made this ...read more


The race to modernize the enterprise database

Power servers, Power Systems

At IBM Edge 2016 last week, I connected with IT leaders who are running into the limitations of their existing, aging data infrastructure.  In some cases, they have outdated systems that haven’t kept pace with modern data center requirements and are becoming too expensive for them to maintain.  In others, they run into intractable limitations ...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