ibm z

Traveling an efficient DevOps path with fewer detours

I’ve been flying a lot to Raleigh lately. Although I am waiting for the day when I can get a direct flight, at least I can book a flight that is an end-to-end trip on the same plane. Staying on the same plane is better for my sanity, and I am fairly certain that my […]

Continue reading

Analyzing data at the source for faster insights

Data is ever increasing, and organizations are looking for ways to harness and glean insight from that data. But to do so, they need fast, powerful analytics tools. If the majority of your data is on the IBM Z mainframe, IBM Open Data Analytics for z/OS can now help you gain analytic insights at the […]

Continue reading

The three C’s of enterprise security for bolstering defenses

If you’ve picked up a newspaper or visited a news site in the past few weeks, it will come as no surprise: the number, variety and complexity of enterprise security threats all continue to increase in the modern digital age. In addition to a constant stream of malicious outside threats, enterprises also need to contend […]

Continue reading

Breakthrough security for next-generation applications

Over 15 years ago, IBM committed to Linux and open source software on the mainframe in a way that stunned the industry. Today, our commitment to Linux has never been stronger, and we are focused on a clear mission: to provide to clients the most secure and the most advanced data-serving Linux platform in the […]

Continue reading

Does cloud free you from understanding IT infrastructure?

As many investors discovered when the dotcom bubble burst, fundamentals still matter.  Companies eventually had to generate revenue, manage expenses and realize profits.  Those who invested blindly in enterprises with rising stock prices without evaluating the underlying business model’s propensity to generate profit lost money. So it is with cloud computing and the fundamentals for […]

Continue reading

Mainframe reinvention: empowering digital trust

According to the findings from a recent Gartner market survey, growth is the #1 business priority for 58 percent of CEOs. This is up from 42 percent in 2016. Gartner “conducted a survey of 388 CEOs and senior business leaders in user organizations worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2016 to examine their business issues […]

Continue reading

Who’s tops in server reliability? Ask 750 enterprise users

Imagine what would happen if one of your critical, revenue-generating applications suddenly became unavailable. What if the systems running your core transaction processing services went down or suffered a security breach? Each hour of downtime typically costs between $150,000 and $400,000, and each “average breach” lasting from one to 60 minutes could cost upwards of […]

Continue reading

The key to a hybrid cloud for trusted digital experiences

As organizations tap into new digital applications and services, they are poised to fully exploit the agility and scale of public cloud platforms. In today’s world, a new application can be brought to life in a matter of minutes, to provide innovative new functions from a unique combination of digital and enterprise services, such as […]

Continue reading

Have your lake and swim in it too

Looking around the industry, it is clear that many organizations are focused on providing an enterprise-wide data access strategy, notably through the creation of a “data lake.” The data lake methodology focuses on copying all data from across the enterprise into a single, centralized repository.  The data lake is usually hosted on a scalable clustered […]

Continue reading