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Pushing new industry standards with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

Big data & analytics, Cognitive computing, Modern data platforms...

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


5 key reasons to opt for hyperconverged infrastructure

Cloud computing, Cloud servers, Data centers...

Let’s face it—traditional design for data center infrastructure doesn’t always meet today’s needs. Analytics, transaction processing, high-volume web serving and other data-intensive and mission-critical workloads place new and increased demands on the IT infrastructure. At the same time, specialized IT skills are becoming increasingly challenging to find, and budgets for capital IT expenses continue to ...read more


NVMe: Simple can be powerful

Big data & analytics, Cloud computing, Flash storage...

The problem-solving principle known as “Occam’s razor” states that the simplest solution is usually the best one.[1] Essentially, this type of thinking helps explain the growing interest in Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over an Ethernet environment. Adoption rates are accelerating for mobile and social systems of engagement, big data and real time analytics, and many ...read more


Competitive innovation for building mainframe skills

Academic initiatives, AI, Banking & finance...

Mainframe computers not only run traditional enterprise applications for airlines, finance and other industries, they also thrive on running today’s groundbreaking applications and open workloads in trusted environments. And as we continue to reinvent the mainframe for business-critical analytics, blockchain and other disruptive technologies, they are opening up even more exciting job opportunities in many ...read more


IBM Spectrum Protect Plus delivers modern data protection

Data centers, Data security, DevOps...

Modern data protection for your data-driven, multi-cloud digital business IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has been well received by press, analysts and the market. Steve Scully, Senior Analyst at The Evaluator Group, identified one of the critical reasons why in a recent paper on the subject: “A trend in the data center is to get more ...read more


More migration worries: Skills, culture and operations

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

I once saw a quote that said, “the only one who really likes change is a wet baby.” We all know that change is uncomfortable and can take folks out of their comfort zone. That’s definitely true when it comes to migration projects, especially for organizations that have been running their business on one specific ...read more


Explore IT infrastructure for digital transformation at Think 2018

AI, Banking & finance, Big data & analytics...

Cloud, analytics, blockchain and digital transformation initiatives are generating significant new opportunities for – and demands on – IT infrastructure. IT leaders need to deliver greater performance and scalability than ever to meet these digital-age demands while also providing the security required to protect against internal and external threats. Meeting these demands requires agile and ...read more


The fabric of big memory

Big data & analytics, Flash storage, Modern data platforms...

Technologies as diverse as Apache Spark, SAP HANA and NoSQL databases all share a common architectural feature – the use of in-memory data stores. Moving data sets from traditional storage media into memory can dramatically reduce system latency and increase application performance. These data sets are growing ever larger, however, leading to requirements for what ...read more


Cut through the hype of enterprise data encryption

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

Encryption is experiencing growing interest and scrutiny. It is increasingly positioned as a technology that addresses the triple threat driving the security landscape: Supporting regulatory compliance Counter-acting the continually evolving threat landscape Limiting enterprise exposure to the risk posed by digital transformation Ideally, enterprise data encryption would be a hygiene behavior, perceived as a fundamental ...read more