ibm i

Helping you move from fear to fearlessness with these IBM i security features

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Given the reality of constantly evolving security threats, IBM works to offer our clients security rich computing environments. We do this using an approach to add security at all layers, from the hardware to the operating systems and enterprise-wide monitoring tools. IBM i, the choice for an integrated operating system on IBM Power Systems, is ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “IBM AIX is dead and Unix isn’t relevant in today’s market” (part 1)

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Given the focus on cloud, Linux, AI, blockchain and other headline-grabbing topics today — plus IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat — it’s important to dispel the myth that IBM AIX and Unix are no longer relevant. When a technology isn’t front-page news every day, especially if that technology is older, the tech media circuit ...read more


IBM i – The driverless variant of IT infrastructure

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Power servers

I am, quite frankly, not looking forward to the advent of autonomous automobiles. I happily drive a sporty, stick-shift vehicle myself. But what does intrigue me is autonomous IT infrastructure. I keep track of developments in autonomous IT and consider it to be an early-stage trend that will not reach maturity for several more years. ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “x86 public cloud beats Power cloud solutions on cost”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Since I started the “Power myths” blog series in 2018, a lot has happened to enhance an already strong cloud strategy for IBM Power Systems, including the recent announcement that IBM POWER9 servers running AIX and IBM i are now available “as-a service” on IBM Cloud. Clients have responded to Power’s cloud strategy very positively, ...read more


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