ibm i

Where to find unrivaled IBM i performance expertise

IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms, Power Systems

You have options when it comes to getting help with a performance problem on IBM i. If it’s an IBM product issue, you turn to IBM Support. But who else can provide comprehensive support that includes access to all of IBM’s resources for difficult problems? IBM Systems Lab Services. Beyond support problems, IBM Systems Lab ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “Power Systems are too expensive compared to x86”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is helping to dispel some of the top myths. My last post put aside the myth that the OpenPOWER Foundation isn’t really an industry backed consortium and has no real influence or value in the marketplace. In this post, ...read more


Announcing IBM i 7.4 and Db2 Mirror for i

Power servers, Power Systems, Workload & resource optimization

This post was originally featured in Systems Magazine. Today is an exciting day for those of us who work to create IBM i and all of its related software.  Today is Announcement Day! Of course, we have two of those each year (at least) when we announce technology refreshes. And, today, we are announcing a ...read more


Optimizing data lake infrastructure

Big data & analytics, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

In today’s world, data is the new oil, and there’s a great need to preserve that data for exploration and to derive value. A “data lake” acts as a repository that consolidates an organization’s data into a governed and well-managed environment that supports both analytics and production workloads. It embraces multiple data platforms, such as ...read more


Take control of your cloud with simple and affordable steps

AI, Cloud servers, OpenPOWER...

With many public cloud adopters moving workloads back on premises due to security and cost concerns, it’s become clear to IT leaders that an “only public” cloud strategy is not the panacea that was promised. Many have instead started embracing “multi-cloud” environments, where some resources and applications are sourced from trusted public cloud providers and ...read more


IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint for IBM Cloud Private

AI, Cloud computing, Deep learning...

A few months ago, IBM introduced a new blueprint concept called IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint for IBM Cloud Private. Think of it as a recipe for deploying your own private cloud environment. To refresh your memory, IBM introduced this innovative and revolutionary platform as a service (PaaS) delivering IBM applications and middleware for modernizing traditional ...read more


IBM i marks 30 years of innovation with the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition

AI, Cloud computing, Cloud servers...

IBM Power Systems announced the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition during a keynote session at the POWERUp2018 conference in San Antonio. The IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition extends the spirit of IBM and client innovation. It builds upon all of the values and benefits associated with today’s IBM i Solution Edition for the Power S914 ...read more


A brief history of POWER

AI, Power servers

The beginning of 2018 saw the launch of IBM’s scale-out family of IBM POWER9 servers. Previously, IBM launched the AC922 server, the AI and HPC-dedicated system with embedded GPUs, a truly revolutionary offering in this space. But what is the story behind the POWER9 server? The secret lies in the POWER line of processors, graduated ...read more


IBM POWER9 scale-out servers deliver more memory, better price performance vs. Intel x86

Cloud computing, Power servers, Power Systems

IBM recently began shipping its next-generation Power Systems servers incorporating its newly-designed POWER9 processor. These POWER9-based scale-out systems, including S914, S922, S924, H922, H924 and L922, provide leadership capabilities in non-accelerated compute spaces such as in-memory databases, advanced analytics and cloud environments. POWER9 scale-out servers are cloud-ready and include built-in PowerVM virtualization capabilities, enabling you ...read more