openstack

Secure, scalable clouds and containers

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 […]

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Software development discipline reshapes infrastructure

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 […]

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Building your own cloud

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 […]

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Red Hat courses enhance Power Systems Academic Initiative

The Linux operating system is supported on every IBM Power Systems server that IBM makes.  Our broad Linux portfolio is based on open technology and an open ecosystem, which are valuable to our Power clients.   Users can run highly scalable, highly reliable and highly flexible Linux environments on Power processor-based servers.  In fact, you can […]

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Making a case for cloud computing

My wife, who is home for the day, just informed me that her IT department moved their email and home directories to the cloud.  Previously, the company’s access policies were so restrictive that she could never see this information offsite.  As I reflected on what this change would mean to remote users, I wondered about […]

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Agility & collaboration for the win at InterConnect 2017

The day opened as all days in Las Vegas should – with a bright blue sky and the hot sun beating down on the strip. The temperature change was just a primer for what greeted us next – the intensity and energy of IBM InterConnect 2017. Boasting the best of training, certification and expert talks, […]

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Building on the success of IBM Spectrum LSF 10

IBM Spectrum LSF 10 was released in June 2016, delivering significant architectural enhancements and increases in scalability and performance. New functionalities are now being built on top of that solid foundation. This month will see the release of IBM Spectrum LSF 10.1.0.1, which will add several new capabilities. Container technologies offer many benefits, particularly in […]

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IBM Power Enterprise Systems for the Cloud at Edge 2016

Information Technology (IT) environments have changed their consumption and service delivery patterns for the cloud, and to reflect this, IBM announced a new line of IBM Power Enterprise Systems for the Cloud at Edge 2016 this year. Aimed in reducing operational costs, increasing flexibility and improving cloud integration, the new IBM Power E850C, E8770C and […]

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Ten cool things about IBM Spectrum LSF 10

This year — 2016 — is the year of IBM Spectrum LSF 10. The most recent version was released in June, but did you know that IBM Spectrum LSF, the leading workload management solution for high-performance computing (HPC), has been around for over 20 years? In that time, the adoption of HPC has skyrocketed, leading […]

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