Storage

Tale of the tape: the lowest-cost storage media

IBM remains the number one global supplier of tape data storage solutions according to International Data Corporation (IDC), one of the leading storage analyst firms. In the IDC Custom Tape Report 2016 H2 (March 2017), research showed that between 2015 and 2016, IBM increased its tape revenue share from 36 percent to 43 percent, while […]

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Looking for storage performance? No need to wait for NVMe

The latest buzz in storage is NVM Express (NVMe) and for good reason.  The new interface greatly expands on the capabilities of the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) by utilizing the massive amounts of parallelism available in NAND flash storage.  NVMe is capable of over 65,000 queues in comparison to a single command queue of […]

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Accelerate time to insight: Focus on science, not systems

It is more important than ever for life science researchers to choose the right technology provider as they treat cancer, enhance lives with personalized medicine and enable sustainable food production.  As a scientist, you want a technology partner that understands your organization’s demands, and lets you focus on research problems while they address the exploding […]

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Unlock the full potential of flash storage technology

Most often, when we consider the challenges resulting from relentless data growth and escalating demands for increased IT system performance, we think of storage. But networks must bear the same burdens, and the challenges posed by exploding data volumes and ultra-low latency become most acute where servers and storage meet – the Fibre Channel storage […]

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Flash innovation made easier

Operational expenses are something that businesses must budget for on a routine basis. You expect to pay power, facility, and maintenance costs every month. Capital expenses or solution acquisition costs are another matter. This is often “extra” money that you work hard to accumulate and then invest in your business – when you have it. […]

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IBM Systems technical events: “What’s the difference?”

Recently I’ve been asked quite a bit about the IBM Systems tech events being hosted in the US, specifically “What’s the difference between them?” The short of it: not much. IBM Systems Technical University events are designed to provide technical education to clients, IBM Business Partners and IBMers. The TechU events feature a wide range […]

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Ready for success with IBM Storage

Partnerships between IT leaders provide very strong benefits to clients by streamlining solution design, simplifying deployment and reducing risk. These relationships also create business synergy in which the strength of the partnership is greater than the sum of the individual partners’ capabilities. These are some of the important reasons why IBM created the Ready for […]

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Three current storage trends that will surprise you

The pace of change in storage has never been faster. From the mid-1990s to a few years ago, storage area network (SAN)-based disk systems doubled capacity every couple of years and got faster, but otherwise stayed the same. It was relatively simple to plan for the future. In 4 years, you could purchase one new […]

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Modernizing copy management for databases

You’ve probably heard the term “IT modernization” bandied about.  To me, it’s all about the data; how quickly can you get it, how efficiently are you storing it and what value does it bring to you when you use it?  These issues matter most to application owners and developers who need access to the latest […]

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