Services

Building a culture of high availability

What customer doesn’t expect the applications they use to work all the time? What business doesn’t want high availability from its IT systems? In today’s world, both customers and businesses have high expectations. Customers want to bank and shop when it’s convenient for them, and business leaders want the systems providing these services to be […]

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India’s United Breweries processes backend jobs ~50% faster

Does your organization need a tailored data center infrastructure for SAP HANA? Are you facing a growing volume of data that your existing IT infrastructure isn’t equipped to handle? In today’s fast-paced digital world, companies need an infrastructure that’s optimized for faster business processes and insights. United Breweries Limited (UBL) has been a market leader […]

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Securing your IBM Spectrum Protect server

“I’m doing daily backups of my Spectrum Protect database, but is this enough to secure my Spectrum Protect server?” It’s a question I hear frequently. In my present job role in IBM Systems Lab Services, I do health checks on various IBM Spectrum Protect environments, and the number one recommendation in 9 out of 10 […]

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Join us at IBM Systems Technical University 2018 events!

Cloud and cognitive technologies may be driving the future of business, but just as important as implementing them is optimizing the infrastructure that supports them. In 2018, IT professionals can grow their skills in designing, building and delivering IT infrastructure for the cloud and cognitive era by attending IBM Systems Technical University (TechU). To serve the demand […]

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Tackling technical risk in database migrations

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 […]

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The cloud journey on IBM Power Systems

As a consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services, I’ve been implementing cloud solutions for our IBM Power Systems clients since 2009. The technologies we’re using are always evolving, and we have helped hundreds of Power Systems clients around the world take their IT infrastructures from fully virtualized to cloud-enabled. With the recent announcement of the […]

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How IBM Spectrum Scale resembles my toddler twins

I’m a storage consultant in IBM Systems Lab Services and a working mother of two-and-a-half-year-old twins who were affectionately known as Flash and Elastic during my pregnancy because of the way they moved in my belly. I usually spend my days onsite with IBM clients implementing and managing IBM Spectrum Scale clusters, but I also […]

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Building the workforce for the cognitive era

Mainframes are the core infrastructure system for many of the world’s leading businesses, including 92 of the top 100 global banks, the 10 top insurers and 18 of the top 25 retailers. Given the importance of these systems to their businesses, clients often ask what IBM is doing to help ensure a strong pipeline of […]

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Storage disaster recovery: Are you using the right tool?

Disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning isn’t a one-time event. Effective DR and business continuity requires ongoing management and has to be integrated into your day-to-day operations. Storage systems are one of the most critical dimensions in DR and business continuity planning, and most organizations feel that planning for it is a complex task […]

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