software

New Container pricing enhancements bring pay-as-you-go model to z/OS

Cloud computing, Data centers, Data security...

Today’s IT is fast-paced and in constant evolution. For many clients, IBM Z® is at the center of their digital transformation. Utilizing this secure, flexible infrastructure with the agility of public cloud and the security and resiliency of a private cloud, clients can accelerate the deployment of new services to help meet market demands. We continue to deliver security, development and ...read more


Secure, scalable clouds and containers

Cloud computing, Data security, Digital transformation...

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 ...read more


Proposition: No speed limit on NVIDIA Volta with rise of AI

Power servers, Power Systems

This is an era of data-centric computing.  There’s no doubt about that.  For those in hardware engineering who embraced disruption over the past few years – my colleagues at IBM Cognitive Systems and our partner NVIDIA included – this sudden rise of AI-inspired applications is a once or twice-in-a-career thrill. From a practical perspective, we ...read more


Expanding data protection to meet the challenges of VM growth

Hybrid cloud storage, Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined computing...

This is part one of a two-part guest blog series on addressing the data protection challenges of working and operating in a virtual machine (VM)-intensive computing environment. Part I focuses on the ways in which automation and ease-of-use bring data protection functionality to a wider group of users. VM admins, DevOps personnel, backup and storage ...read more


Simplify container management with integrated controls

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

Organizations are witnessing a rapid evolution in frameworks for big data analytics such as Apache Spark and Hadoop. They are also handling ever-growing volumes of data. To help improve computing reliability and efficiency, many of these next-generation applications are being composed of microservices that run in lightweight container environments. While containers allow developers to move ...read more


Cloud made simple

Cloud computing, Flash storage, Storage

There’s one lesson that every enterprise involved in the most significant IT transformation in a generation has learned: Cloud isn’t easy. Cloud computing can be defined as the delivery of IT services over a network. But this very simple definition entails very complex ramifications. Once we remove the compute and storage resources from the location ...read more


Defining a new generation of software-defined infrastructure

Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined computing, Storage...

IBM has announced the next evolution of its software-defined infrastructure, designed to speed analysis of data and simplify management of distributed environments. The new IBM Spectrum Computing portfolio of intelligent resource and workload management software is built for organizations that use data for competitive advantage and need to extract full value from that data—fast. Accelerating ...read more


SaaS offering for storage and device management

Software, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

Storage and device management (SDM) software is largely invisible outside the IT department, but it is vital for running data-intensive applications. SDM software can be instrumental in diagnosing data performance issues in complex environments. And rapid data growth increases the importance of SDM. My market research for IDC estimated that the SDM software market brought ...read more


Cloud-scale intelligence for IBM Storage networking

Cloud computing, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

There’s a lot of talk going around these days about cloud, cognitive business, real-time insight and data as the new natural resource. When we boil down these mostly abstract concepts into something more concrete, we see a common thread running through them all–intelligence. Cloud computing couldn’t happen without the agility and scalability afforded by a ...read more