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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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How a strong cloud architecture primes you for hybrid cloud

Across the information technology world, cloud has become ubiquitous. Cloud computing has inspired many startups to adopt technology quickly and deliver services that would have taken months to develop and deliver in the traditional era. While companies ride that wave, many have come to the realization that not all workloads are cloud friendly. Data privacy, […]

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Four ways to build up your IBM Z networking skills

“I’ve lost all of my networking on IBM Z skills. Where can I find help?” Has your company found itself in this position due to staff attrition, budget constraints or inability to backfill resources? Are you under pressure to secure your IBM Z network and/or critical IBM Z TCP/IP-based applications after a security audit? IBM […]

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Linux on IBM Power Systems: Support for cognitive computing

Throughout its more than 100 years of history, IBM has continuously reinvented itself to adapt to an ever-changing world. Likewise, the IBM Power Systems architecture has evolved as enterprise-class systems that are core to our business. Over the last decade, many organizations have consolidated workloads using Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) technology, and IBM Systems Lab […]

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Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 2

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 […]

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Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 1

Among the list of common migration worries that organizations face, technical risk is always near the top, and the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In this post, I’ll cover the common concerns when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Migrating ISV applications Here […]

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Finding a trusted backup and disaster recovery solution

Organizations today face significant challenges in managing the cost, complexity and capabilities of their backup systems. They need simple backup and disaster recovery solutions that are optimized for their environments, help reduce costs and offer a quick return on investment. My team recently worked with a large insurance company in India that had just refreshed […]

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Competitive platform migration: Don’t worry! Rely on us

The idea of migrating to a new IT infrastructure platform produces anxiety for many IT teams, especially in companies with a substantial quantity of data to move. Platform migration can mean downtime for your systems, operational changes and technical risk—just to name a few of the common migration worries. For complex IT projects like this, […]

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Reap the benefits of optimized workload management software

How do you speed up time to market for electronics in an industry that’s already moving at a rapid-fire pace? One answer is better resource utilization through effective workload management solutions. Mentor Graphics, a US-based global leader in electronic design automation, has a mission to enable companies to deliver better electronic products more quickly and […]

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