power systems

Designing an efficient SAP HANA on Power Systems landscape

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Most workloads in data centers today are virtualized to drive up system utilization. This results in several benefits for your business: fewer systems needed, a decrease in network/SAN ports, reduced floor space, power and cooling, and most importantly reduced costs for IT management. With SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, you can have more flexibility ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “IBM AIX is dead and Unix isn’t relevant in today’s market” (part 2)

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

In part 1 of this series, we started to look at the myth that IBM AIX and Unix are no longer relevant. We talked about the Unix wars that began in the 1980s and how the market has evolved since then. Now, let’s consider the evolution of AIX in the past few decades and the ...read more


Generative Adversarial Network technology: AI goes mainstream

AI, Power servers, Power Systems

There have been some fun and popular applications in recent years that allow users to manipulate images of a human face using filters for age, gender, facial expression and the like.  With these apps, you can get magazine-cover quality images for any selfie with just a few clicks. These apps can transform a face to ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “IBM AIX is dead and Unix isn’t relevant in today’s market” (part 1)

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Given the focus on cloud, Linux, AI, blockchain and other headline-grabbing topics today — plus IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat — it’s important to dispel the myth that IBM AIX and Unix are no longer relevant. When a technology isn’t front-page news every day, especially if that technology is older, the tech media circuit ...read more


Embracing and expanding the open hardware ecosystem

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

We are at the dawn of a new era of technology—fueled by data, shaped by the decline of Moore’s law, and delivered in the cloud. As the demand rises for more data-intensive workloads like AI and in-memory analytics that require significantly higher compute, storage and network performance, and as enterprises move more of their operations ...read more


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