Modern data platforms

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


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


Where to find unrivaled IBM i performance expertise

IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms, Power Systems

You have options when it comes to getting help with a performance problem on IBM i. If it’s an IBM product issue, you turn to IBM Support. But who else can provide comprehensive support that includes access to all of IBM’s resources for difficult problems? IBM Systems Lab Services. Beyond support problems, IBM Systems Lab ...read more


Migration from Oracle Exadata to IBM LinuxONE

IBM Systems Lab Services, LinuxONE solutions, Modern data platforms

With Oracle customers facing an uncertain SPARC future, many are reconsidering what the IT infrastructure of their future looks like. Those looking for consolidation of their Oracle workloads, as well as high performance, security, resiliency, availability, massive scalability and virtualization may find their answer with IBM LinuxONE with flash arrays. While moving to LinuxONE is ...read more


Tackling bias in AI

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms

Diversity and inclusion are essential values to uphold for innovation, business growth and societal impact. Today we understand that the biases that negatively influence human experience and decision-making can also make their way into our technologies. As a rapidly growing number of organizations adopt artificial intelligence solutions, it’s crucial that we work to mitigate bias ...read more


Compelling business case for IT infrastructure modernization

Digital transformation, Modern data platforms, Servers

If you’re a CIO or CTO who has been tasked with helping your line of business leaders create new digital business models, well, you’re not alone. That being said, learn from your peers. Don’t increase your stress level by attempting to deliver digital transformation results on outdated platforms. The rate of innovation and associated concerns ...read more


Read Gartner’s seven reasons why AI isn’t like any other project

AI, Modern data platforms, Workload & resource optimization

Gartner research states that “Most [AI] technologies are nascent at best, with only 4 percent of organizations having deployed enterprise production AI technologies by 2018.” With that said, 86 percent of businesses have taken a strategic interest in AI. Yours is probably one of them.* Why is the gap so large? Artificial intelligence introduces new ...read more


Data protection modernization: What’s it worth?

Integrated infrastructure, Modern data platforms, Storage

What is data protection modernization worth? For many companies, it’s priceless! To understand why, let’s look at major trends having a significant impact on data protection and how companies are evolving their data protection solutions to address new requirements. Enormous growth in digital content, broad adoption of AI and data analytics, additional regulatory reporting requirements ...read more


IBM Storage builds on leadership for containers

Cloud object storage, Modern data platforms, Real-time analytics...

Next directions to accelerate cloud native Containers are an increasingly important element in the design techniques for enterprises to develop and deliver applications and services with greater speed and agility as part of their cloud-native transformation. IBM Storage has taken a position in enabling the data management and protection of containers with open-source Kubernetes integrations. ...read more