Workload & resource optimization

POWER9: A chip’s trip around the world

AI, Deep learning, Machine learning...

IBM Systems introduced the first of many IBM POWER9 servers a couple of months ago with the best platform for enterprise AI. The IBM Power System AC922 has capabilities spanning AI, deep learning and machine learning. In fact, the entire POWER9 family is evolutionary and brings data-intensive computing for whatever your business needs, no matter ...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


The next phase of secured computing: IBM Cloud Private on Z

Cloud computing, Data centers, Data security...

Build, deploy and manage cloud-native applications on the most secure data-serving platform in the world Modern technologies that adversely impact businesses are evolving faster than ever. Ransomware, malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, phishing — the list of threats is vast and continues to expand. As new trends emerge, it’s critical for organizations to ...read more


Tackling technical risk in database migrations

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

Technical risk is one of the most common migration worries organizations face, and the potential technical risks vary depending on the type of migration. So far, this series has covered custom code application migrations as well as migrating ISV applications (see part 1 and part 2). Now I want to discuss technical risk for database ...read more


Pt 3: Bringing data protection into the cognitive era

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

This is part three of a three-part blog post series on innovations in data protection. Read part one on the evolution of data protection here, and part two here, on the importance of snapshot management. Part three: The final piece of the puzzle The final piece of the data protection puzzle that IT professionals must ...read more


Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 2

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

We’ve identified “technical risk” as one of the most common migration worries for many organizations. Of course, the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In my previous post, I introduced some important considerations when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Let’s continue that discussion ...read more


With IBM POWER9, we’re all riding the AI wave

AI, Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms...

There’s a big connection between my love for water sports and hardware design — both involve observing waves and planning several moves ahead. Four years ago, when we started sketching the POWER9™ chip from scratch, we saw an upsurge of modern workloads driven by artificial intelligence and massive data sets. We are now ready to ...read more


Reaching the Summit: The next milestone for HPC

AI, Big data & analytics, High-performance computing...

The high-performance computing landscape is evolving at a furious pace that some are describing as an important inflection point, as Moore’s Law delivers diminishing returns while performance demands increase. Leaders of organizations are grappling with how to embrace recent system-level innovations like acceleration, while simultaneously being challenged to incorporate analytics into their HPC workloads. On ...read more


Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 1

Data centers, IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms...

Among the list of common migration worries that organizations face, technical risk is always near the top, and the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In this post, I’ll cover the common concerns when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Migrating ISV applications Here ...read more