Workload & resource optimization

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


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