Workload & resource optimization

Evolving high-performance computing to deal with mountains of data

Software-defined computing, System software, Workload & resource optimization

Whether it’s the universe, the Earth’s population, your waistline, or data and compute capacity, coping with expansion is high on everyone’s agenda. Data volumes are expanding in leaps and bounds, while at the same time compute capabilities are being greatly enhanced with technologies like hardware accelerators. Technologies have advanced to store and process massive amounts ...read more


Storage & infrastructure @ InterConnect 2016: The choices are all yours

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

If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend InterConnect in the past, you’ll agree that your week at the show will be full of choices. There will be some easy decisions–such as which airline you’ll choose to fly you out to Las Vegas, and which hotel you’ll book. But when it comes to the conference, the ...read more


Look beyond hyperconvergence to hyperscale converged systems

Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage, System software...

The line between high performance computing and big data analytics has blurred, requiring the implementation of systems that can handle the next generation of workloads. In my last blog post, I explained how different software-defined infrastructure technologies have helped organizations accelerate results and lower costs compared to traditional IT infrastructures. These technologies can be combined ...read more


Do you know where I’m spending my money next?

Power Systems, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

This video summarizes it all: Customers expect companies to know them personally – their tastes, habits, preferences, lifestyles, buying patterns, what they like and dislike, how old their kids are, if they have a pet, when it’s time to replace the car or their furniture, to renew the house insurance or their gym membership or ...read more


New turbo compression drives your business into the cognitive era

Hybrid cloud storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

IBM is announcing the new IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 Turbo Compression. XIV Gen3 offers the unique advantages of its grid storage architecture to provide a tuning-free cloud storage solution. Its simplified scalability and management design result in dramatically reduced capital outlay and overall operational expenses. The new turbo compression model incorporates a new version ...read more


Oracle in a flash

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

Last week, about 60,000 attendees from 140 countries flocked to San Francisco to attend Oracle OpenWorld 2015. And it’s safe to say that most if not all attendees had a common goal: maximizing their IT investments, especially within their Oracle deployments. But that’s not always easy, given that database performance is a function of the ...read more


Maximizing storage technologies and optimizing performance

Flash storage, Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined storage...

Two big questions loom large in the data-centric market space for storage and software: What can be done to help data centers cope with the rapid growth of data for enterprise and cloud data centers? And, what can be done to analyze that data more effectively within IT, to improve real-world business outcomes? The IBM ...read more


Key Information Systems tackles cloud demands with IBM Power Systems

Power Systems, Workload & resource optimization

At Key Information Systems Inc. (KeyInfo), almost all the opportunities we’re working on today, and the conversations we’re having with clients, are in relation to hybrid cloud. Businesses are looking to get the right combination of services to meet their needs within whatever constraints they have around security, cost, performance and so on. We are ...read more


The truth about real-time analytics in the era of big data

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Real-time analytics...

Every day we see the impact of real-time analytics and personalization on modern business. Mobile has been the ultimate catalyst, driving new customer experiences that are tailored to the individual, as data fuels a race to provide more value than competitors do. The emergence of the open data economy is enabling access to entirely new ...read more