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Securing your IBM Spectrum Protect server

Cloud computing, Data security, Disk storage...

“I’m doing daily backups of my Spectrum Protect database, but is this enough to secure my Spectrum Protect server?” It’s a question I hear frequently. In my present job role in IBM Systems Lab Services, I do health checks on various IBM Spectrum Protect environments, and the number one recommendation in 9 out of 10 ...read more


Join us at IBM Systems Technical University 2018 events!

Academic initiatives, Cloud computing, Cloud servers...

Cloud and cognitive technologies may be driving the future of business, but just as important as implementing them is optimizing the infrastructure that supports them. In 2018, IT professionals can grow their skills in designing, building and delivering IT infrastructure for the cloud and cognitive era by attending IBM Systems Technical University (TechU). To serve the demand ...read more


The cloud journey on IBM Power Systems

Cloud computing, Deep learning, High-performance computing...

As a consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services, I’ve been implementing cloud solutions for our IBM Power Systems clients since 2009. The technologies we’re using are always evolving, and we have helped hundreds of Power Systems clients around the world take their IT infrastructures from fully virtualized to cloud-enabled. With the recent announcement of the ...read more


How IBM Spectrum Scale resembles my toddler twins

Cloud computing, Data centers, Disk storage...

I’m a storage consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services and a working mother of two-and-a-half-year-old twins who were affectionately known as Flash and Elastic during my pregnancy because of the way they moved in my belly. I usually spend my days onsite with IBM clients implementing and managing IBM Spectrum Scale clusters, but I also ...read more


Storage disaster recovery: Are you using the right tool?

Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage, IBM Systems Lab Services...

Disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning isn’t a one-time event. Effective DR and business continuity requires ongoing management and has to be integrated into your day-to-day operations. Storage systems are one of the most critical dimensions in DR and business continuity planning, and most organizations feel that planning for it is a complex task ...read more


How a strong cloud architecture primes you for hybrid cloud

Cloud computing, DevOps, Digital transformation...

Across the information technology world, cloud has become ubiquitous. Cloud computing has inspired many startups to adopt technology quickly and deliver services that would have taken months to develop and deliver in the traditional era. While companies ride that wave, many have come to the realization that not all workloads are cloud friendly. Data privacy, ...read more


Four ways to build up your IBM Z networking skills

Blockchain, Cloud computing, Data security...

“I’ve lost all of my networking on IBM Z skills. Where can I find help?” Has your company found itself in this position due to staff attrition, budget constraints or inability to backfill resources? Are you under pressure to secure your IBM Z network and/or critical IBM Z TCP/IP-based applications after a security audit? IBM ...read more


Linux on IBM Power Systems: Support for cognitive computing

High-performance computing, IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux on Power Systems...

Throughout its more than 100 years of history, IBM has continuously reinvented itself to adapt to an ever-changing world. Likewise, the IBM Power Systems architecture has evolved as enterprise-class systems that are core to our business. Over the last decade, many organizations have consolidated workloads using Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) technology, and IBM Systems Lab ...read more


Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 1

Data centers, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms...

Among the list of common migration worries that organizations face, technical risk is always near the top, and the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In this post, I’ll cover the common concerns when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Migrating ISV applications Here ...read more