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A Holiday Gift Guide for the Sysadmin

 1. The “Pause” button from Black Mirror, so they can stop their boss mid-sentence as he’s complaining about the way they‘ve organized all the cables. 2. Screen polarizer so their boss can’t see when they’re really just playing Fortnite. 3. A “Do Not Disturb“ sign that auto-generates when someone walks by their desk. 4. An […]

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IBM’s Flash Storage Solutions In Gartners 2018 Magic Quadrant

IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays (SSA) for the fifth year in a row.[1] According to Gartner, “Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. A vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, […]

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Powering business at the speed of life

Mark Peters, Practice Director and Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) observes: “Time and again our market research reminds us that it’s the needs of overall business, more than any other factors, that drive the choice and adoption of IT technologies. And, whatever those overall needs, what’s equally clear is that right now businesses […]

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IBM Flash: The mid-market advantage

A recent market survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM confirms that flash storage is a big hit among mid-market businesses (MMB). In fact, 82 percent of MMB IT decision-makers are either planning to deploy flash-based data storage or are already upgrading their flash solutions.[1] The Forrester survey provided a valuable snapshot of […]

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The data storage elite are about to be recognized

February 2018 will be a big month for those at the top of their game.  With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to take place February 9 -25 in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, the world’s elite athletes will compete for a record 102 medals in 15 disciplines, including headline sports such as skiing, bobsledding, figure skating […]

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India’s United Breweries processes backend jobs ~50% faster

Does your organization need a tailored data center infrastructure for SAP HANA? Are you facing a growing volume of data that your existing IT infrastructure isn’t equipped to handle? In today’s fast-paced digital world, companies need an infrastructure that’s optimized for faster business processes and insights. United Breweries Limited (UBL) has been a market leader […]

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IBM Storage systems go cloud native

Along with the recent announcements of many new IBM Storage offerings, product enhancements and leading-edge innovations, I would like to call attention to IBM Storage Enabler for Container Environments. This new IBM software for containers is a technology that is quickly becoming a cloud infrastructure “must-have.”[1] Container technology enables prepackaged and pre-configured software with the […]

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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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IBM’s all-flash innovation continues

Flash storage has come a long way. A few years ago, only about a third of enterprises worldwide had deployed flash storage solutions. By next year, nearly 80 percent of enterprises will be using flash in some form.[1] And industry analysts expect that by 2020, all-flash arrays will drive more than 70 percent of all […]

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