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Seven ways IBM PowerVC can make IT operations more nimble

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

Every day, organizations face the task of managing their IBM Power Systems infrastructure and virtualization. Operations teams always have to be on their toes to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of logical partition (LPAR) deployments, decommissions, storage volume management, SAN zoning, managing standardized OS image catalogues and whatnot. But how can you manage these ...read more


The next “tick” of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Z and LinuxONE

Linux on z, LinuxONE solutions, Mainframes

The working philosophy at Fort Vale is “continuous improvement” according to the UK-based engineering company deploying its new ERP system on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and IBM LinuxONE. Continuous improvement is also a good theme for the next “tick” of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server – following the “tick-tock” approach that SUSE uses for releases. SLES ...read more


Integrating IBM Cloud Automation Manager, PowerVC and IBM Cloud Private

Cloud computing, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

It’s evident that a “one-cloud-fits-all” approach doesn’t always work, and the IBM Systems Lab Services team’s work on thousands of IBM client engagements demonstrates this. Organizations are now using multiple clouds and integrating them with existing IT systems to generate more value. To compete successfully in today’s dynamic era of multi-cloud, you need flexibility and ...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


Simplify journey to multicloud with IBM Power Systems

Cloud computing, Power servers, Power Systems

Enterprises increasingly implement multiple cloud solutions to support a diverse array of workloads. They tap into public cloud services, build private clouds and construct hybrid clouds in an effort to optimize the balance of performance, control and cost for each application. They also can gain resiliency, reliability and flexibility benefits when strategically distributing applications, software ...read more


POWER9 Scale-Up servers designed to fuel innovation

AI, Cloud computing, Data centers...

Today is a big day for IBM Power Systems. Our initial rollout of POWER9 servers is now complete with our latest offerings. These enterprise-class scale-up servers combine simplified cloud management with leadership performance, scale, availability and security. Did you know that 80 percent of the Fortune 100 have IBM Power Systems? Across the globe, top ...read more


Secure, scalable clouds and containers

Cloud computing, Data security, Digital transformation...

IBM LinuxONE and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Canonical has announced their latest enterprise Linux distribution – Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – with an increased focus on both containers and multi-cloud infrastructure. Ubuntu supports IBM LinuxONE, including the recently announced Rockhopper II. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is a great match for LinuxONE’s enterprise server hardware, with its optimization for ...read more


Software development discipline reshapes infrastructure

Integrated infrastructure, Software, Software-defined computing...

Infrastructure as code Software engineering has delivered goodness that the world relies on every day. Gone are the days of software that crashes frequently. Software is now reliable, and changes made to software are seldom disruptive.  Software vendors quickly adapt to new features in operating systems and hardware. This is due to a confluence of ...read more


Building your own cloud

Power servers, Power Systems

It sounds like an idea that could only have a bad ending: ‘Build your own cloud.” And yet, several companies are successfully doing it to build a competitive advantage. This article explores some of those innovations and how the ideas and lessons learned may apply to your own cloud strategy and business. The wrong way ...read more