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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


IBM Power Enterprise Systems for the Cloud at Edge 2016

Power servers, Power Systems

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 ...read more


How to connect your IT infrastructure to the cloud

Power servers, Power Systems

The digital transformation is well underway. Driven and enabled by the combined phenomena of ubiquitous access to compute power using the cloud, the new API economy and the global adoption of smart mobile devices, organizations are urged to deliver new applications and services quickly. These new apps can be constructed quickly, are more easily maintained ...read more


How do storage solutions accelerate cloud services?

Cloud computing, Flash storage, Software-defined computing...

Seven in ten companies plan to always deploy IT in a hybrid manner: that is, to use both traditional IT and cloud services. That statistic is based on a survey IBM conducted with over 500 companies worldwide. The same survey also showed that the use of private clouds is growing twice as fast as public ...read more


Open PaaS – hybrid cloud on IBM PureApplication

Looking at the evolution of IBM PureApplication from 2012 to 2016, PureApplication has a bright future. With hundreds of units sold and three versions available (System, Service on SoftLayer and Software), the PureApplication platform has made its way into the IBM cloud management portfolio. Now, the future is more promising than ever. PureApplication is becoming ...read more


Day 2 at InterConnect 2016 and Systems transformation

Everything about Las Vegas is big. I thought the IBM site in Rochester, Minnesota (where I work) was expansive, but I now think the whole city of Rochester would fit inside the Mandalay Bay Resort or the MGM Grand Hotel. The whole atmosphere of the strip and IBM InterConnect inspires me to #OutthinkLimits! Off to ...read more


Building better hybrid clouds

Hybrid cloud storage, Software-defined computing, Storage...

This week at InterConnect 2016, IBM Cloud Object Storage was announced. IBM Cloud Object Storage will offer three deployment choices for object storage as a service when it is launched. These are being built using Cleversafe technology, a recent IBM acquisition, and will work with on-premises Cleversafe deployments to enable hybrid cloud storage. You read ...read more


Excel with IBM Power Systems at InterConnect 2016

Power servers, Power Systems

How do you deliver the best performance at the best cost to your customers in today’s rapidly changing environment? Stick with a solution that can enable you to deliver faster insights with superior economics through flexible private and hybrid cloud offerings built on open standards. At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas February 21-25, IBM Power ...read more


Delivering your vision

Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage, Storage...

Almost one year ago, IBM embarked on a mission to change how storage is built, bought and managed. At the time, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems Tom Rosamilia said “A new approach is needed to help clients address the cost and complexity driven by tremendous data growth.” That new approach included building IBM Spectrum ...read more