System software

Container data availability and reuse

Cloud computing, DevOps, Hybrid cloud storage...

Containers provide rapid deployment in a lightweight framework. They are ideal for scaling up and down services, rapid provisioning for development and an integral part of many DevOps workflows. Containers have less overhead than virtual machines and the flexibility for practically any workload. As organizations adopt containers more broadly, data management and availability requirements have ...read more


PCI DSS security compliance on IBM AIX

Data security, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions, and to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. While most companies have to meet numerous regulatory requirements, they often fail to maintain their ...read more


How IBM Spectrum Scale resembles my toddler twins

Cloud computing, Data centers, Disk storage...

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 ...read more


Flexible storage solutions for a hybrid IT environment

Cloud computing, Cloud object storage, Data centers...

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 ...read more


Why use IBM DevOps tools to deploy applications to the mainframe?

DevOps, Enterprise DevOps, Mainframes...

One of the areas in software delivery that drives the most value for your dollar is automating release deployments.  This is especially true in mainframe environments, where lengthy homegrown processes for checking in and deploying code have been used for years in order to safeguard business-critical applications. Why would you seek out IBM for software ...read more


IBM Storage systems go cloud native

Cloud computing, Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage...

Along with the recent announcements of many new IBM Storage offerings, product enhancements and leading-edge innovations, I would like to call attention to IBM Storage Enabler for Container Environments. This new IBM software for containers is a technology that is quickly becoming a cloud infrastructure “must-have.”[1] Container technology enables prepackaged and pre-configured software with the ...read more


Flash deployments growing their presence in data centers and in the cloud

AI, Blockchain, Cognitive computing...

Three years ago, it was virtually impossible to deploy an all-flash data center or an all-flash storage portfolio. Flash was being leveraged in storage arrays and in systems, but it was not widespread by any means. This has changed. Today, flash storage is seen as an integral part of the enterprise data center, and the ...read more


Expansive all-flash and software innovations from IBM

Flash storage, Software, Software-defined computing...

IBM maintains one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research capabilities, and the IBM Systems Storage and IBM Storage software portfolios benefit directly from this extraordinary commitment to research and innovation. This week, IBM is announcing wide-ranging technology advances, new system capabilities and enhanced software solutions designed to accelerate the value IBM Storage ...read more


Partner ecosystems with Cisco and IBM

Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage, Software-defined computing...

This week, Cisco launched Cisco Intersight, a new intelligent, cloud-based management and analytics platform for Cisco UCS and HyperFlex systems. It will provide substantial operational advantages for IBM and Cisco’s VersaStack solutions that utilize Cisco UCS infrastructure. The new UCS management platform demonstrates how innovation benefits both customers and partnerships. IBM and Cisco have maintained ...read more