ibm systems lab services

Get the most from your IBM Z and LinuxONE systems—and fast

IBM Systems Lab Services, LinuxONE solutions, Mainframes

Cloud + security + resiliency. You want it all for your business’s IT infrastructure. You want to take advantage of the latest technologies while maintaining your existing investments, all in an integrated IT environment. All the while, there are only so many hours in a day. Sometimes, onsite help from a consultant with deep technical ...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


Six ways to effectively employ Design Thinking

IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

I’ve been training people in Design Thinking for a few years. When I utter the words, “Design Thinking,” I can place people’s reactions into three categories based upon their eyes: A blank stare, indicating, “What’s that?’ The twinkling eye, suggesting, “Yes, that!” Or, eye rolling, which usually means, “Oh brother, not that.” Addressing the blank ...read more


Is your business equipped for the speed of change?

Flash storage, IBM Systems Lab Services, Integrated infrastructure...

According to the IDC, the amount of data stored worldwide is doubling every two years. The sheer scale of the data is accelerating the speed of business. Put this up against the backdrop of ever-increasing challenges regarding security. Businesses that recognize the real value of data and equip themselves with innovative solutions and essential skills ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Power has no cloud strategy

AI, Cloud computing, IBM Systems Lab Services...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is all about dispelling some of the top myths. “Power Systems has no cloud strategy” is a popular one and thus a good place to start. Why the confusion? Public cloud has garnered more industry attention than private or ...read more


Guard your virtual environment with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Cloud object storage, Data centers, DevOps...

The server virtualization market is expected to grow to approximately 8 billion dollars by 2023. This would mean a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent between 2017 and 2023. Protection of these virtual environments is therefore a significant and critical component of an organization’s data protection strategy. This growth in virtual environments necessitates ...read more


Spectrum Scale, SDI and motorcycles: Scale up, scale out!

IBM Systems Lab Services, Services, Software...

You might wonder if I’ve completely gone off the rails when I mention my passion for motorcycle riding in the same breath as Spectrum Scale and software-defined infrastructure (SDI). Trust me, I’ll make a case for why I put them together. In the early days, a motorcycle was nothing more than a bicycle with a ...read more


Get a health check for your SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux on Power Systems, Linux systems...

Are you confident your SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems are getting optimal performance? SAP HANA has been available on IBM Power Systems for a few years, and many organizations have migrated to it, bringing numerous advantages such as flexibility, efficient resource utilization, server consolidation and reduction in costs. As a Tailored Data Center Integration ...read more


Storage data migration 101: The migration process

Flash storage, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms...

Every day, organizations of all kinds undergo storage data migration projects. Migrations can be challenging, and in IBM Systems Lab Services we get a lot of questions about the 101 of storage data migration, so in this blog series, I wanted to explain some basic concepts of storage data migration for you. In my previous ...read more