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What goes into the right storage for AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and cognitive analytics are having a tremendous impact in areas ranging from medical diagnostics to self-driving cars. AI systems are highly dependent on enormous volumes of data—both at rest in repositories and in motion in real time—to learn from experience, make connections and arrive at critical business decisions. Usage of […]

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When AI server infrastructure performance hits the wall

Gaining new insight to grow the business is a strong driver for adding artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to an organization’s IT capabilities. Organizations that don’t adopt these cognitive technologies to gain an advantage risk losing out to the competition. Many take the first step by experimenting with AI software on their existing infrastructure. […]

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Software-defined storage: How to get started

Software-defined storage (SDS) has gained momentum in the enterprise IT market. The adoption of SDS among forward-thinking organizations is being driven in part by IT cost reduction, automation and infrastructure flexibility needs. SDS provides a means to transition from storage area network (SAN) storage and network-attached storage (NAS), and to scale-out architectures that use server-rich […]

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Open source software — changing the world

By 2020, digital transformation teams will source more than 80 percent of their solution components from open source communities. That’s according to IDC’s “Top 10 Tech Predictions For 2017.” Open source has never been more important to the IT industry. Key reasons include: Open collaboration brings together diverse skills to solve common problems. Open source […]

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Power Systems: the open innovation platform

CEOs know that business technology is in a state of perpetual motion, and trendsetting innovation is often a collaborative effort that will engage multiple business partners. Achieving digital transformation success in today’s hypercompetitive environment also requires an open ecosystem — one that includes flexible capabilities that adapt to specific IT needs. CIOs and CTOs crave […]

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Tale of the tape: the lowest-cost storage media

IBM remains the number one global supplier of tape data storage solutions according to International Data Corporation (IDC), one of the leading storage analyst firms. In the IDC Custom Tape Report 2016 H2 (March 2017), research showed that between 2015 and 2016, IBM increased its tape revenue share from 36 percent to 43 percent, while […]

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Fast data: The future of big data

It’s not news that big data is getting bigger by the second.  However, in addition to sheer volume, there is also increasing demand to take action faster than ever based on the data.  An organization’s leaders want to gain a competitive advantage by turning raw data into actionable intelligence. How can they quickly and efficiently […]

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Intelligent security

Flash storage adoption rates are skyrocketing these days. IT industry analyst firm IDC predicts that 74.5 percent of worldwide business revenue will be flash-based by 2020. The question is – Why are enterprises of all types and sizes so enthusiastically deploying flash storage solutions? There’s only one legitimate answer – because flash really does provide […]

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Mainframe reinvention: a digital growth catalyst

What if your organization could sharpen its competitive edge? What if your enterprise could shift industry trends in its favor by leveraging existing IT infrastructure? What if your company’s experts could foresee a compelling new customer experience, then quickly develop and deploy an online solution that’s ahead of your peer group? Today, across numerous industries, […]

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