power systems

IBM i – The driverless variant of IT infrastructure

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Power servers

I am, quite frankly, not looking forward to the advent of autonomous automobiles. I happily drive a sporty, stick-shift vehicle myself. But what does intrigue me is autonomous IT infrastructure. I keep track of developments in autonomous IT and consider it to be an early-stage trend that will not reach maturity for several more years. ...read more


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


What is the ROI of IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA?

Power servers, Power Systems, Workload & resource optimization

Infrastructure plays a critical role in the success of SAP HANA deployments. Organizations deploy SAP HANA applications to streamline business processes and generate real-time insights. However, exploiting these capabilities place massive scalability and availability demands on the IT infrastructure. These demands need to be met in an environment that constantly changes with the business needs. ...read more


Persistent memory enhancements on IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA

Modern data platforms, Power servers, Power Systems

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the IBM strategy for existing and upcoming memory technologies is anchored in embracing the open ecosystem that gives clients choices to help solve real problems. When IBM and SAP jointly announced support for SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems four years ago, IBM didn’t simply follow what other SAP certified ...read more


How AI infrastructure captures the magic of the spoken word

AI, Deep learning, Power Systems

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 15 percent of the population has dyslexia. In fact, every 1 in 5 students are dyslexic. Dyslexic kids may have trouble with reading comprehension, and therefore, assistive technology tools like audiobooks can make a big difference for struggling readers. DeepZen is a company based in ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “x86 public cloud beats Power cloud solutions on cost”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Since I started the “Power myths” blog series in 2018, a lot has happened to enhance an already strong cloud strategy for IBM Power Systems, including the recent announcement that IBM POWER9 servers running AIX and IBM i are now available “as-a service” on IBM Cloud. Clients have responded to Power’s cloud strategy very positively, ...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