Software-defined computing

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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Flash Memory Summit Award: Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology — IBM FlashSystem 9100

This week, IBM’s newly announced FlashSystem 9100 all-flash array received the award for Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in Santa Clara, California. “Customers demand new levels of performance, data reduction and ROI from their storage investments,” said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network […]

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Help reduce costs for your data-driven, multi-cloud enterprise

Company leaders managing data workloads on a finite budget look to IBM Storwize, a family of all-flash storage solutions focused on managing block data needed for primary storage workloads that require strong availability, performance, redundancy and enterprise-class data services. “As our clients transform their data center infrastructures to meet new demands, keeping storage costs down […]

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Storage innovation that drives 21st century business

Today, IBM Storage — the #2 storage software vendor by revenue market share[1] — is announcing a wide-ranging set of innovations to our software-defined storage (SDS), data protection and storage systems portfolio. Driven by the exponential volumes of data growth and the underlying value in this huge treasure trove of information, many 21st century enterprises […]

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The data storage elite are about to be recognized

February 2018 will be a big month for those at the top of their game.  With the 2018 Winter Olympics set to take place February 9 -25 in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, the world’s elite athletes will compete for a record 102 medals in 15 disciplines, including headline sports such as skiing, bobsledding, figure skating […]

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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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Flexible storage solutions for a hybrid IT environment

Your transaction data is a valuable corporate asset. Savvy leaders know that in today’s data-driven world, your organization must be able to fully utilize all meaningful data. To succeed, IT capabilities should help you unlock the inherent value of your data and thereby gain a market advantage. But first, there are important strategic and operational […]

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Pt 3: Bringing data protection into the cognitive era

This is part three of a three-part blog post series on innovations in data protection. Read part one on the evolution of data protection here, and part two here, on the importance of snapshot management. Part three: The final piece of the puzzle The final piece of the data protection puzzle that IT professionals must […]

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