infrastructure

Identifying potential storage infrastructure problems

IBM Systems Lab Services, Storage

Whenever I talk with infrastructure management teams about concerns and pain points they have with their storage management system, I get these questions: How can we maintain high availability and avoid system downtime? Is there any way to proactively identify a potential problem? How do we ensure maximum storage performance and efficiency? How do we ...read more


Tackle top business challenges with IBM Z at Think 2019

AI, Blockchain, Cloud computing...

Organizations that use IBM Z say they can rely on the platform with their most mission-critical workloads. That is why many of the world’s top financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, airlines, government agencies and healthcare organizations run their business on IBM Z. But can IBM Z help tackle today’s top-of-mind business challenges, such as ...read more


Accelerate AI projects with the right infrastructure (Part one)

AI, Big data & analytics, Deep learning...

If you read the tech press, you’ll hear that artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage these days.  And whether or not they are doing it well, everyone is saying that they’re engaging in AI. One thing is certain: organizations across industries are running fast to be a part of the AI revolution. In this ...read more


New Container pricing enhancements bring pay-as-you-go model to z/OS

Cloud computing, Data centers, Data security...

Today’s IT is fast-paced and in constant evolution. For many clients, IBM Z® is at the center of their digital transformation. Utilizing this secure, flexible infrastructure with the agility of public cloud and the security and resiliency of a private cloud, clients can accelerate the deployment of new services to help meet market demands. We continue to deliver security, development and ...read more


A sneak peek of the Think 2019 Infrastructure campus

AI, Big data & analytics, Cloud computing...

“It can be hard to keep up with all of the technology shifts and changes these days. IBM Think helps me because it addresses all of them including AI, cloud, analytics, infrastructure, security, and even nascent trends like quantum computing!” – Craig S. Mullins, President & Principal Consultant, Mullins Consulting Inc. Think 2019 is fast ...read more


5 key reasons to opt for hyperconverged infrastructure

Cloud computing, Cloud servers, Data centers...

Let’s face it—traditional design for data center infrastructure doesn’t always meet today’s needs. Analytics, transaction processing, high-volume web serving and other data-intensive and mission-critical workloads place new and increased demands on the IT infrastructure. At the same time, specialized IT skills are becoming increasingly challenging to find, and budgets for capital IT expenses continue to ...read more


Building a hybrid cloud strategy with IBM Systems Consulting

Cloud computing, Digital transformation, IBM Systems Lab Services

In my previous post, I argued that a foundational element of digital transformation is the integration of new technologies with existing core systems into hybrid clouds. In IBM Lab Services Systems Consulting, we work with clients around the world using a combination of proven expertise, tools and methodologies to develop business-aligned IT strategies and implementation ...read more


Private transformation with VersaStack

Cloud computing, Integrated infrastructure, Storage

This week IBM and Cisco announced a new VersaStack offering that combines converged infrastructure with cloud functionality into one powerful solution – VersaStack for Hybrid Cloud. Although much of the focus during the announcement has been on the hybrid cloud aspect of this new solution, it’s important to note that many of these same IBM ...read more


Storage for real-time business

Flash storage, Integrated infrastructure, Power servers...

SAP is one of the world’s largest software companies. IBM and SAP have maintained a strong relationship for many years. It’s instructive to glance at the original objective of SAP, which was to “…develop standard application software for real-time business processing.” Note the phrase: “Real-time business processing.” To enable real-time results, you need powerful IT ...read more