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The world’s smartest supercomputers, built on IBM Systems

High-performance computing, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems...

Every year, computers get smarter and faster as they adapt to emerging technology challenges. Collaborating on these industry-leading computing solutions is an exciting frontier. As we begin a new year, IBM Systems Lab Services is wrapping up our largest contract to date on one such project — a collaborative high-performance computing (HPC) endeavor by the ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Migrating to Power from x86 is costly, painful and risky

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems...

“Migrating your Oracle databases to IBM Power Systems is dangerous, expensive and very high risk.” That advice came from a well-known consulting company to a client planning to migrate its mission-critical databases from x86 to Power Systems. Such comments are not unusual, and it makes no difference if the migration is to AIX or Linux. ...read more


Power Systems: superior performance for Oracle apps

Cloud computing, Machine learning, Modern data platforms...

Are you sure that your Oracle applications are reaching their full potential? As the industry continues to evolve, there has never been a better time to look at your options to improve the performance of those applications. And IBM Power Systems platforms can deliver significant performance benefits. For example, IBM POWER8 systems will deliver at ...read more


Power your containerized cloud with IBM

AI, Cloud computing, Data centers...

Last month, IBM announced a new on-premises offering called IBM Cloud Private. An innovative and revolutionary platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, IBM Cloud Private incorporates the best of open source tools, including Kubernetes container orchestration, with the unique IBM values that enterprises need to be confident in a secure, compliant and performant private cloud platform. With native ...read more


The evolution of open collaboration in business models

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

Disruptive change has always allowed organizations or individuals to redefine markets and to upset established industry paradigms and thought patterns. Information technology is also undergoing significant disruptive change, including changes in the economics of chip development and manufacturing, the growth of new workload types such as big data, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things ...read more


IBM Power Systems: Best choice for open source DBs – guaranteed

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems...

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with an open source database (OSDB) vendor to jointly deliver a webcast for select clients and IBM Business Partners. It was overwhelming to see the pace at which OSDBs (read: big data workloads) are gaining popularity, finding places in data centers and, most importantly, clocking extraordinary growth! There ...read more


Spend less on IT operations and achieve more with IBM POWER8

Power servers, Power Systems

Big data, machine learning, social media, disruptive start-ups, mobile commerce and the Internet of Things. Amid all the rapid technology-driven change of recent years, one thing has stayed the same: the intense cost pressure on the IT function. Even in enterprises that recognize the full strategic value of IT, the budget is usually a key ...read more


Inside the Client Centers pt. 2: The personal touch

Cloud computing, IBM Systems Client Centers, Services

In part 1 of our “Inside the Client Centers” series, we explored the expertise available inside IBM Client Centers across the world, and introduced you to our engineers, architects and inventors busy introducing the latest products and offerings to clients. As a program manager at the Client Center in Poughkeepsie, I see many clients from ...read more


Power your future at InterConnect 2017

Power servers, Power Systems

Are you ready to advance your skills and move your business forward? IBM InterConnect 2017, March 19–23 in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers a great opportunity to explore ways of deploying high-performance IBM Power Systems to improve IT operations. Many opportunities to experience Power Systems At the conference, you can learn how to deliver new solutions ...read more