Data centers

Key to digital growth: Always learning new skills

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

Line of business (LOB) leaders and their application developers are applying a variety of cloud technologies for competitive advantage. IDC[1] predicts that by 2020, over 90 percent of enterprises will use multiple cloud services and platforms, with more than one third of these organizations having established mechanisms to operate their multi-cloud environments. Are you and ...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 unveils new cloud-ready mainframe based on single-frame design

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

Today, IBM announced its newest cloud-ready mainframes — the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017. The new systems feature a 19-inch industry standard, single-frame design allowing for easy placement into cloud data centers and for private cloud environments. This will bring ...read more


Scale massive SAP HANA database capacity in the cloud

AI, Blockchain, Cloud computing...

Every organization, including yours, wants an edge, whether that advantage is getting to market first, delivering exceptional customer experiences or creating unique operating efficiency. And now you have an easy starting point—SAP S/4HANA on IBM Power Systems servers in the IBM Cloud, a new capability announced at Think 2018. In-memory databases such as SAP HANA ...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


The best and the brightest: “Thinking big” in the cloud

Academic initiatives, Blockchain, Cloud computing...

Greetings from Las Vegas at the first IBM Think Conference!  Although this is my first Think conference (and more about the differences later) I am a veteran of IBM Innovate, InterConnect and IOD among others.  The thing I enjoy most about these conferences is the chance to learn from SMEs and brilliant industry leaders who ...read more


Think 2018 is officially here! Day 1 recap from Las Vegas

Data centers, Digital transformation, High-performance computing...

Yesterday was the official start to Think 2018, and can I just say: WOW!!! This completely new approach to IBM events is seriously blowing me away. Monday started with the OpenPOWER Summit. For those who are unfamiliar, the OpenPOWER Foundation is an open technical community based on IBM Power Systems architecture. Member companies like IBM, ...read more


Nine best practices for a successful migration

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

Anyone who’s done migrations probably has a list of dos and don’ts to ensure their migration projects are successful. Our team in IBM Systems Lab Services Migration Factory is no different, and in this final post in the top application and system migration worries blog series, I’d like to share a few best practices we’ve ...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