Workload & resource optimization

How to choose the best IT infrastructure for SAP HANA

Big data & analytics, Cloud computing, Data centers...

As companies face the looming 2025 challenge to migrate to SAP HANA, many leaders are wrestling with the decision to deploy HANA appliances, move to SAP HANA Cloud or stay put on their current database stack that they have spent years investing in to their unique environments. IBM has worked with many clients who have ...read more


IBM DS8880F: The trusted foundation for digital innovation

Big data & analytics, Blockchain, Cloud computing...

A recent study from Forrester® reveals that digital transformation and customer experience are the current and future goals of process improvement initiatives.  Leaders need to change the way they think in order to match these goals[1] . In fact, the nature of core business is changing rapidly to meet customer expectations. Business transformation fosters efficiency ...read more


Easier availability, easier on your wallet with the IBM Spectrum Protect suite

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

2017 was a great year for IBM data protection. We added many new features to our award-winning enterprise data protection suite with 4 new releases to IBM Spectrum Protect in just the last year. We brought to market a copy management solution (IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management) that reduces copy sprawl and makes use of ...read more


Data security threats: Staying ahead of the curve

Cloud computing, Data security, Encryption...

Data loss of some magnitude is almost a certainty in any enterprise. The loss can be due to anything from a minor mishap by a user, a stolen laptop or a system-wide cyberattack, to a catastrophic natural disaster that wipes out an entire data center. A lot of data security breaches tend to get the ...read more


The latest on IBM Z and LinuxONE: Learn more at IBM TechU

Cloud computing, Data centers, DevOps...

The market is abuzz with the latest IBM Z and LinuxONE announcements.  The new single frame 19-inch z14 and LinuxONE are here, with air flow, storage and system integrated into a standard rack. That means the ability to process over 850 million fully encrypted transactions in a single system that takes up the space 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


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


Top data backup and recovery challenges for hybrid cloud

Cloud computing, Data centers, Hybrid cloud storage...

Backups are one of the oldest IT tasks, and most business leaders assume that their backup and recovery strategy is working properly. But when events occur that put an organization’s backup strategy to the test, its success or failure to deliver can have a lasting impact on business revenue, brand value, resiliency and of course ...read more


Top migration worries: Estimating cost and duration

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

There’s an old adage that says, “if you have enough time and money, and no market pressure, you can migrate anything.” Unfortunately, I’ve never met a client that fit that criteria. It’s understandable then, that once the technical concerns about migration have been put to rest, the next logical question most ask is simply, “how ...read more