Workload & resource optimization

Storage data migration 101: The migration process

Flash storage, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms...

Every day, organizations of all kinds undergo storage data migration projects. Migrations can be challenging, and in IBM Systems Lab Services we get a lot of questions about the 101 of storage data migration, so in this blog series, I wanted to explain some basic concepts of storage data migration for you. In my previous ...read more


Storage data migration 101: Online versus offline migration

Flash storage, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms...

Storage data migration involves transferring data between storage subsystems or server systems, and it’s a common project for organizations across various industries. There can be several reasons to do a storage data migration: Doing a storage hardware refresh Resolving storage performance or capacity issues Moving to storage subsystems with new features Relocating your data center ...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


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