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A forecast of clouds

If the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions – was about the weather instead of IT trends, without doubt the forecast would be for increasing clouds. Of the ten predictions made in the FutureScape study, nearly half relate to public and private cloud in some way. For example, Prediction #5 says […]

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Explore IT infrastructure for digital transformation at Think 2018

Cloud, analytics, blockchain and digital transformation initiatives are generating significant new opportunities for – and demands on – IT infrastructure. IT leaders need to deliver greater performance and scalability than ever to meet these digital-age demands while also providing the security required to protect against internal and external threats. Meeting these demands requires agile and […]

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Expressing the future of business

The latest FutureScape study just released from leading analyst firm IDC makes a bold prediction: By 2021, NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of choice in enterprise-class storage arrays, and more than 25 percent of spending on all-flash arrays will derive from end-to-end NVMe-based systems.[1] For IBM Storage customers, this prediction from IDC can […]

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The FutureScape of IT

Information technology is growing faster and smarter – quickly. That’s the news in a nutshell from the latest IDC FutureScape study – Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2018 Predictions. The latest FutureScape[1] study presents IDC’s top ten enterprise infrastructure predictions. For IBM Storage customers, the most important highlights include: NVMe will replace SCSI as the protocol of […]

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Persistent value

People once believed that enterprise tape storage systems had no place in the 21st century data center. In the end, they were proven wrong. Industry analysts confirm that tape is thriving and has a bright future in organizations of all sizes, including some of the largest public cloud providers on the planet.[1] As it turns […]

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Can Lab Services help me migrate release levels for z/OS?

Are you an IBM Z client that needs help keeping your z/OS release levels up-to-date? Perhaps your production systems are running version or maintenance levels at, near or past their end-of-support date. Or maybe you’re challenged with staying ahead of the latest software vulnerabilities or have regulatory requirements to patch frequently. If you fit any […]

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Pervasive protection

Perhaps as many as 45,000 cyberattacks occur around the world each day.[1] It’s easy to understand why cybersecurity is the top IT spending priority for businesses large and small, and has been for years.[2] Data breaches are costly. In the United States, the average cost of lost business from a data protection failure reached $4.13 […]

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Reinventing DevOps: Continuous delivery and the database

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Modern software development teams have adopted a continuous delivery approach based upon […]

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

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 […]

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