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Protection against malware: IBM AIX has your back

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems, Security

“How can we protect our IBM AIX systems from malware attacks?” As a cyber security consultant, I come across this question more than any other when it comes to securing servers running IBM AIX. Most security breaches today are based on malware attacks, especially in banking sector. The infamous FASTCash malware has infected many banks’ ...read more


Workplace gender equality: It’s everyone’s responsibility

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Service providers

This year, IBM launched the Be Equal campaign and released a corresponding IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on the current state of workplace gender equality. The IBV study found that amongst respondents: Seventy-nine percent of organizations globally haven’t fully prioritized gender-balanced leadership. Organizations that prioritize achieving gender equality in their leadership outperform their ...read more


Where to find unrivaled IBM i performance expertise

IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms, Power Systems

You have options when it comes to getting help with a performance problem on IBM i. If it’s an IBM product issue, you turn to IBM Support. But who else can provide comprehensive support that includes access to all of IBM’s resources for difficult problems? IBM Systems Lab Services. Beyond support problems, IBM Systems Lab ...read more


Databases in the cloud, now on IBM Power Systems

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

Have you ever hoped for single-click database (DB) instance creation and configuration? Do you, like me, feel that cloud computing won’t be complete without database as a service (DBaaS)? How about automated provisioning of Oracle on IBM AIX, on-premises both with a standalone instance and Oracle RAC? Your dream can now come true. Cloud computing ...read more


A cost-effective high availability solution on IBM Power Systems

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Today’s business requires 24×7 availability for its critical applications. For most organizations, unexpected application downtime translates directly into loss of revenue, loss of business or loss of reputation. Companies want reliable hardware for their IT infrastructure, but regardless of how reliable your hardware and software is, you cannot eliminate server or application downtime completely. So, ...read more


Residency services: Empowering your IT storage staff

IBM Systems Lab Services, Software-defined storage, Storage

Have you ever been in this situation? You come into a new position in a new company, with new staff, and you find out that no one has enough knowledge to completely manage the primary storage system. What do you do? Hire someone? Train everyone? Hope it runs fine on its own? Well, you could ...read more


Learn DevOps, Ansible, Chef and Puppet skills from IBM

Academic initiatives, DevOps, IBM Systems Lab Services

DevOps is a popular topic in IT today. It can be defined as what is necessary to take an idea (feature, code, documentation or other) from inception through delivery to a customer in the most expedient and sustainable way possible. It’s often used to represent IT practices that help reduce the time and cost involved ...read more


Tackling bias in AI

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms

Diversity and inclusion are essential values to uphold for innovation, business growth and societal impact. Today we understand that the biases that negatively influence human experience and decision-making can also make their way into our technologies. As a rapidly growing number of organizations adopt artificial intelligence solutions, it’s crucial that we work to mitigate bias ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “Power Systems are too expensive compared to x86”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is helping to dispel some of the top myths. My last post put aside the myth that the OpenPOWER Foundation isn’t really an industry backed consortium and has no real influence or value in the marketplace. In this post, ...read more