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Database migration from Oracle Exadata to IBM Power Systems

Data is the lifeblood of any organization. We rely on it for day-to-day and minute-to-minute operations, so database availability is essential. Many enterprises also have business, legal and regulatory requirements that mean they must have immediate access to complete and accurate data. This makes it hard to migrate data from one platform to another without […]

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Build a data-first enterprise for AI

Business leaders today recognize data as a highly valuable resource. From providing competitive insights to balancing the books, data is the lifeblood pumping through any company. However, data’s value varies due to its potential impact. That impact typically depends upon the type of analytics used on it. For a few years now, real-time and predictive […]

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Is your business equipped for the speed of change?

According to the IDC, the amount of data stored worldwide is doubling every two years. The sheer scale of the data is accelerating the speed of business. Put this up against the backdrop of ever-increasing challenges regarding security. Businesses that recognize the real value of data and equip themselves with innovative solutions and essential skills […]

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Top IBM Power Systems myths: Power has no cloud strategy

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is all about dispelling some of the top myths. “Power Systems has no cloud strategy” is a popular one and thus a good place to start. Why the confusion? Public cloud has garnered more industry attention than private or […]

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Guard your virtual environment with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

The server virtualization market is expected to grow to approximately 8 billion dollars by 2023. This would mean a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent between 2017 and 2023. Protection of these virtual environments is therefore a significant and critical component of an organization’s data protection strategy. This growth in virtual environments necessitates […]

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Spectrum Scale, SDI and motorcycles: Scale up, scale out!

You might wonder if I’ve completely gone off the rails when I mention my passion for motorcycle riding in the same breath as Spectrum Scale and software-defined infrastructure (SDI). Trust me, I’ll make a case for why I put them together. In the early days, a motorcycle was nothing more than a bicycle with a […]

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Get a health check for your SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

Are you confident your SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems are getting optimal performance? SAP HANA has been available on IBM Power Systems for a few years, and many organizations have migrated to it, bringing numerous advantages such as flexibility, efficient resource utilization, server consolidation and reduction in costs. As a Tailored Data Center Integration […]

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Storage data migration 101: The migration process

Every day, organizations of all kinds undergo storage data migration projects. Migrations can be challenging, and in IBM Systems Lab Services we get a lot of questions about the 101 of storage data migration, so in this blog series, I wanted to explain some basic concepts of storage data migration for you. In my previous […]

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Storage data migration 101: Online versus offline migration

Storage data migration involves transferring data between storage subsystems or server systems, and it’s a common project for organizations across various industries. There can be several reasons to do a storage data migration: Doing a storage hardware refresh Resolving storage performance or capacity issues Moving to storage subsystems with new features Relocating your data center […]

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