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When AI server infrastructure performance hits the wall

AI, Power servers, Power Systems

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. ...read more


Software-defined storage: How to get started

Cloud object storage, Flash storage, Software...

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 ...read more


Open source software — changing the world

Blockchain, Cloud computing, Ecosystem & partners...

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 ...read more


Power Systems: the open innovation platform

Cloud computing, Digital transformation, OpenPOWER...

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 ...read more


Tale of the tape: the lowest-cost storage media

Storage, Tape and virtual tape storage

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 ...read more


Fast data: The future of big data

Data security, Integrated infrastructure, Internet of things...

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 ...read more


Intelligent security

Data security, Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage...

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 ...read more


Mainframe reinvention: a digital growth catalyst

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Platform economics

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, ...read more


A distinctly differentiated infrastructure built for the future

Power servers, Power Systems

SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems It appears businesses have discovered that there’s an interesting alternative to commodity architecture for their SAP HANA environment. In a survey I recently conducted for IDC, a significant number of respondents who are currently using SAP said that they run SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems. When IDC asked ...read more