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Top IBM Power Systems myths: x86 is the industry standard and Power is becoming obsolete

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

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series will help to dispel some of the top myths. In my previous post, I put aside the myth that migrating from x86 to IBM Power Systems is costly, painful and risky. In this post, we’ll look at another myth ...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


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Linux on x/86 is different from Linux on Power

IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux on Power Systems, Linux systems...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is all about dispelling some of the top myths. In the last post, I put aside the myth that IBM Power Systems has no cloud strategy. In this post, we’ll look at a myth that has been propagated by ...read more


IBM Cloud Object Storage and CTERA-secured remote file access and easy backup of remote files

Cloud computing, Cloud object storage, Data centers...

The cloud is changing the landscape of IT organizations around the globe. As companies drive to a more digital workplace and the amount of data continues to grow, the ease of access and the simplicity of management becomes increasingly important to organizations. Enterprises also tend to require security and control to help protect their data. ...read more


Pushing new industry standards with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Power servers...

At IBM, we believe that collaboration is everything, which is why we are thrilled to announce that we were named SAP’s Infrastructure Partner of the Year. Our collaboration runs deep – IBM and SAP have been driving innovation together for more than 45 years and, together, our two companies are innovating with the goal of ...read more


Dispelling the top myths about IBM Power Systems

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

Greek, Roman and Norse mythology gave us a treasure chest of stories to read and enjoy. Their mythology, like many other legends, fables and folklore is fun to learn about. It’s interesting to think about why they were created, how they survived for thousands of years, and what impact they had on their cultures. The ...read more


Realizing the dream: Encrypting all mainframe data

Big data & analytics, Blockchain, Data security...

The ability to encrypt all of the data for an entire application or database has been an unfulfilled dream of IT for quite some time. After all, nobody wants to be the next big name splashed across news headlines when a data breach takes place, or stiff regulatory penalties are assessed. These possibilities drive many ...read more


Power Systems: the open innovation platform

Cloud computing, Digital transformation, OpenPOWER...

CEOs know that business technology is in a state of perpetual motion, and trendsetting innovation is often a collaborative effort that will engage multiple business partners. Achieving digital transformation success in today’s hypercompetitive environment also requires an open ecosystem — one that includes flexible capabilities that adapt to specific IT needs. CIOs and CTOs crave ...read more


Can you tell HANA on IBM Power Systems fact from fiction?

Power servers, Power Systems

There are some stories circling about IBM Power Systems not being the optimal platform to run SAP HANA database. That simply isn’t true. In fact, SAP HANA runs faster with more flexibility and reliability on Power Systems than on x86 platforms.  Here are the facts to set the record straight. Fiction: SAP HANA on IBM ...read more