Power servers

How AI infrastructure captures the magic of the spoken word

AI, Deep learning, Power Systems

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 15 percent of the population has dyslexia. In fact, every 1 in 5 students are dyslexic. Dyslexic kids may have trouble with reading comprehension, and therefore, assistive technology tools like audiobooks can make a big difference for struggling readers. DeepZen is a company based in ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “x86 public cloud beats Power cloud solutions on cost”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Since I started the “Power myths” blog series in 2018, a lot has happened to enhance an already strong cloud strategy for IBM Power Systems, including the recent announcement that IBM POWER9 servers running AIX and IBM i are now available “as-a service” on IBM Cloud. Clients have responded to Power’s cloud strategy very positively, ...read more


Protection against malware: IBM AIX has your back

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems, Security

“How can we protect our IBM AIX systems from malware attacks?” As a cyber security consultant, I come across this question more than any other when it comes to securing servers running IBM AIX. Most security breaches today are based on malware attacks, especially in banking sector. The infamous FASTCash malware has infected many banks’ ...read more


Where to find unrivaled IBM i performance expertise

IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms, Power Systems

You have options when it comes to getting help with a performance problem on IBM i. If it’s an IBM product issue, you turn to IBM Support. But who else can provide comprehensive support that includes access to all of IBM’s resources for difficult problems? IBM Systems Lab Services. Beyond support problems, IBM Systems Lab ...read more


Databases in the cloud, now on IBM Power Systems

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

Have you ever hoped for single-click database (DB) instance creation and configuration? Do you, like me, feel that cloud computing won’t be complete without database as a service (DBaaS)? How about automated provisioning of Oracle on IBM AIX, on-premises both with a standalone instance and Oracle RAC? Your dream can now come true. Cloud computing ...read more


A cost-effective high availability solution on IBM Power Systems

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Today’s business requires 24×7 availability for its critical applications. For most organizations, unexpected application downtime translates directly into loss of revenue, loss of business or loss of reputation. Companies want reliable hardware for their IT infrastructure, but regardless of how reliable your hardware and software is, you cannot eliminate server or application downtime completely. So, ...read more


Integrating IBM Cloud Automation Manager, PowerVC and IBM Cloud Private

Cloud computing, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

It’s evident that a “one-cloud-fits-all” approach doesn’t always work, and the IBM Systems Lab Services team’s work on thousands of IBM client engagements demonstrates this. Organizations are now using multiple clouds and integrating them with existing IT systems to generate more value. To compete successfully in today’s dynamic era of multi-cloud, you need flexibility and ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “Power Systems are too expensive compared to x86”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is helping to dispel some of the top myths. My last post put aside the myth that the OpenPOWER Foundation isn’t really an industry backed consortium and has no real influence or value in the marketplace. In this post, ...read more


Open innovation accelerated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Linux on Power Systems, Power servers, Power Systems

On IBM Power Systems, IBM Z and LinuxONE For more than 18 years, IBM and Red Hat have had a strong history of collaboration, including delivering the world’s two most powerful supercomputers, the US Dept of Energy’s Summit and Sierra supercomputers. This partnership has been a testament to our shared values around open source development ...read more