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Top IBM Power Systems myths: “IBM i is no longer relevant in today’s marketplace”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems...

It’s not surprising that there’s a perception in the marketplace that the IBM i operating system on IBM Power Systems is a legacy platform that’s no longer relevant. How could a technology like IBM i, introduced more than 30 years ago, still be relevant today, when cloud, AI, blockchain and cognitive dominate the conversation? There’s ...read more


IBM Spectrum Virtualize: An obvious fit for hybrid multicloud

IBM Systems Lab Services, Multicloud, Technical

Has the siren song of hybrid cloud captured the hearts and minds of key decision makers in your enterprise? The allure of agility, centralization and automation is certainly strong in the world of IT, where we keep expecting the simplicity of a dial tone or light switch, with predictable price-per-pound cost models. But, for traditional ...read more


What’s behind data preparation for AI?

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Technical

Data is a fundamental element of AI. If you have no data, you won’t get any meaningful insights from the AI techniques out there. Luckily, we live in a world that generates tons of data every day, and storage has become so affordable that we can now put zillions of bytes of data to use ...read more


Accelerate AI workloads with IBM Storage

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Insights

Artificial intelligence is on the rise. Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey shows that between 2018 and 2019, organizations that have deployed AI grew from 4 percent to 14 percent. This increasing adoption demonstrates the value of the data insights and resulting gains to the business that AI can offer. AI has come a long way ...read more


Key security considerations for Linux on IBM Power Systems

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems, Technical

One of the greatest challenges in the computer industry is reducing the risk of cyber attack.  Cyber criminals are constantly developing new methods to infiltrate and attack organizations by circumventing computer security. Key to reducing cybersecurity risk is utilizing a “defense in depth,” or multilayered, approach. IBM Power Systems and the POWER9 processor are designed ...read more


Key IBM AIX security features you can’t afford to miss

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems, Technical

Reducing cybersecurity risk is a central concern for businesses today. As hackers become more sophisticated, and as more business is done on mobile devices, risks have increased, and that means organizations may benefit from a “defense in depth,” or multilayered, approach to their security strategy. IBM Power Systems and the POWER9 processor facilitate the “defense ...read more


Where to find help on your pervasive encryption journey

IBM Systems Lab Services, Mainframes, Technical

The threat of data breaches remains very real — we hear about it often in the newspaper headlines and on TV. Security is a high-priority issue for businesses, and as technology continues to evolve, you need security solutions that can keep you one step ahead of the threats. IBM z15 was recently released, and I’m ...read more


Fail fast (and better) in AI development with IBM Watson

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Technical

Is the fail fast methodology relevant in the context of AI application development? Absolutely. Given that enterprise AI computing is still in its infancy, failing fast with quick turnaround times is critical for the development of AI applications. This entails adopting a flexible end-to-end machine learning pipeline for training workloads at the beginning of the ...read more


Searching for the right tool? Look to the professionals

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems, Technical

When I needed to buy a new riding lawn mower recently, I looked to what the professionals were using. Each time I passed a trailer for a lawn service on my daily commute, I noted whether the mowers were green, red or some other color. Professionals use their tools on a daily basis and need ...read more