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Jul 15

Apple and IBM IBM today announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps—bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone® and iPad®.Apple® and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps—bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone® and iPad®.

The landmark partnership aims to redefine the…

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Jul 14

Company Boasts Thousands of New Clients Since Acquisition, including Enterprise Customers Macy’s, Whirlpool, Daimler subsidiary moovel, Sicoss Group

Today IBM announced SoftLayer is fueling hybrid cloud adoption by attracting thousands of new clients including leading enterprises. To support this ongoing growth, IBM is also launching a range of new cloud services designed for the enterprise that are based on SoftLayer infrastructure.

Just…

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IT Management

Jul 14

I will be the first to admit that at least in the realm of storage network management, management software has historically been far more reactive in nature. Recently, there have been some significant efforts made to change this, based in large part on feedback received from end users.

Proactive vs. reactive is a subject near and dear to my heart, and I’ve given presentations on the subject at Computer Measurement Group (CMG) conferences with more of a proactive performance management focus. The article “Proactive Management of Your Storage Network” (see page 16) expands on…

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Applications & Databases

Jul 14

As a database administrator (DBA), you’re probably very technically minded. This is essential, since you’re likely charged with evaluating the features and functions of new versions of database management system software as well as monitoring and tuning the myriad business applications you support. 

However, in addition to being technically savvy, it’s also imperative you have a strategic outlook. Tactics are extremely useful for reacting to issues; however, if you want to get ahead of potential problems, you need to know what strategies lead to success.

Here are two…

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Jul 10

IBM today announced it is investing $3 billion over the next 5 years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems. These investments will push IBM's semiconductor innovations from today’s breakthroughs into the advanced technology leadership required for the future. The first research program is aimed at so-called “7 nanometer and beyond” silicon technology that will address serious physical challenges that are threatening current semiconductor scaling techniques and will impede the ability to manufacture such chips.…

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Jul 9

A history of Innovation and Support for Open Source

The mainframe has been core to many advancements IBM has made, including the strategic move into the open source arena nearly 15 years ago. In 2000, IBM decided to commit $1 billion to Linux and also pledged to help improve the operating system by working within the Linux community. Linux on System z was the first Linux distribution within IBM and since that time IBM has made countless improvements…

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IT Management

Jul 9

In the early ’90s, I was working for a software company that developed mainframe database performance monitors. One day it was announced that we were being acquired by a much larger company. It was the first time in my career I had faced an acquisition and it was unsettling, to say the least.

The entire experience turned out to be relatively uneventful and even positive. I was able to work with great people and new mentors. I clearly remember one afternoon when my new boss asked me, “Do you consider yourself a manager or a…

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Jul 8

Brocade Fibre Channel Connectivity Supports and Enhances New EMC VMAX3 and XtremIO Product Families

 Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD), the leader in data center fabric networking solutions, today announced that Brocade® Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions provide a reliable and high-performance foundation to support and enhance new enterprise and all-flash storage systems that were announced today by EMC.

Fibre Channel SANs are a key unifying element for the new EMC® VMAX®3, and XtremIO™ systems that, as complete end-to-end solutions, allow businesses to redefine what is possible in the data…

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Jul 8

Isilon Delivers 2X the Performance at Half the Cost; Isilon and Pivotal Unite To Deliver Hadoop Analytics for Data Lakes

EMC Corporation today announced a major upgrade to EMC Isilon OneFS, new Isilon platforms and new solutions that reinforce the industry’s first enterprise-grade, scale-out Data Lake. The new products and capabilities, which include ongoing support for HDFS, will help customers significantly advance their ability to ingest, store, protect and manage massive amounts of unstructured data. By leveraging HDFS for the Data Lake, EMC enables customers to bring…

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Jul 8

VMAX³ Is The Foundation For The Hybrid Cloud; Will Bridge Private Clouds With Leading Public Cloud Providers

EMC® Corporation today announced the highly anticipated VMAX3 TM Family, which transforms VMAX® from enterprise storage to an enterprise data service platform. This fundamentally changes what has – until now – been possible with enterprise storage by bringing new levels of cloud-like agility, efficiency and control within the data center.

Historically, IT delivered data services to internal clients while maintaining full control of the data center. IT was the trusted sole provider, but constrained by…

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Jul 8

New Features, Configurations, Integrations and Programs Redefine The Possible With All-Flash Storage

EMC Corporation today announced a multitude of new features and configurations, ecosystem integrations, and business programs for EMC® XtremIO™ all-flash arrays. Collectively, these offer more scale, more capabilities, and more support for consolidated, virtualized, and performance-hungry workloads.

Having already surpassed $100 million in demand within six-months of product availability, EMC believes XtremIO is the fastest-growing all-flash array, and the fastest-growing storage array in history. New XtremIO 3.0 capabilities deliver enterprise data centers with leaps forward in performance, consolidation, and application agility through intelligent…

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Jul 8

New software and services provide easy access to large volumes of information to improve data analytics and business intelligence initiatives

GT Software, a leader in helping enterprise organizations unify business information across any platform, data format or programming language, has unveiled its Data Unification Solution. This ‘next-gen’ software platform and supporting services allow businesses to easily access critical information from across the organization, regardless of where the data resides, on or off the mainframe, for improved business decisions and performance.

Unified Business Information is a Powerful Tool

“In today&rsquo…

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Blog

Jul 7

The System z offers an increasing number of cloud options. At a SHARE conference this past spring Erich Amrehn, IBM Distinguished Engineer elaborated on Cloud Computing with IBM System z. In his presentation, Amrehn focused on five cloud options: Solution Edition for Computing and Data Cloud, SAP Cloud, CICS Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Mobile solution for z. And that’s not even mentioning the z-based IBM Enterprise Cloud System.

Why should a z data center care? In short, you risk being left behind.…

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IT Management

Jul 7

Let’s start at the core of the matter: Would you be willing to bet your business that you have sufficient controls to protect against data loss and data leaks?

If you’re like most CIOs, you probably can’t answer that question with any level of certainty. You also probably wake up some nights and hold a meeting with yourself, pondering the potentially catastrophic consequences of a security breach.

Here’s another brain-teaser: Other than actually experiencing data loss or leaks, how does a CIO know whether his or her…

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IT Management

Jul 2

How old is your data warehouse? It’s a simple question and probably one you don’t think about much. The majority of production data warehouses are now 15 to 20 years old and are probably very transactional-centric. Over the years, you’ve probably remodeled “the house” more than a few times—adding some “rooms” and “upgrades” here and there. It’s starting to feel its age as more Business Intelligence (BI) requirements have been added, including mobile applications and specialized analytics. And more and more ideas seem to show…

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Jun 30

Compuware's new APMaaS platform delivers "Swipe-to-SQL" performance analytics and extends 4G LTE coverage to Create largest mobile testing cloud in the world

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company delivering the new generation of application performance management (APM), has announced new mobile capabilities across the Compuware APMaaS platform that further extends its leadership in mobile performance and user experience management. This…

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Jun 30

Switzerland’s leading telecom provider deploys CA Release Automation to give customers more choice in viewed content

CA Technologies has announced that Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, is accelerating the launch of innovative, Cloud-based digital TV services at lower cost with CA Technologies.

Swisscom is using CA Release Automation at its TV subsidiaries to push forward complex digital TV service releases between test and production in hours, not days or weeks. The rapid launch of high quality, new features like catching…

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Jun 30

IBM has announced it has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation to build and design a new application development platform that will foster the creation of in-car services to improve the driver experience. The project is part of Toyota’s new telematics service, called T-Connect, and aims to accelerate application development and deployment as well as enhance in-car services that will shape the future of connected vehicles.

Toyota and IBM will work together to create an onboard devices and application development environment for Toyota Open Vehicle Architecture. This single development platform will bring together an ecosystem…

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IT Management

Jun 30

Your daily war in cyberspace may not be as bloody as an epic World War II battle, but it’s just as deadly. To win this war, you have to know your enemies as well as yourself.

To stop these enemies in their tracks, you must understand the “kill chain,” the eight phases of attack that hackers use to strangle your business and devastate your assets. Usually, the kill chain occurs without your knowledge. The earlier you discover and disrupt your adversaries’ attempts to execute their attack, the better you’re able…

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Jun 27

In response to increasing mobile workforce trends, ASG Software Solutions today announced the availability of ASG-Mobius Luminist, allowing users to easily access corporate content stored in an ASG-ViewDirect® repository directly from an Apple iPad®. Not only does the intuitive app increase mobile workforce productivity by allowing anytime, anywhere access to information, but it also improves security and cost savings by ensuring content access through existing, approved IT systems.

The ASG-ViewDirect Suite brings together all of an organization’s content, regardless of type, platform or environment, to provide a unified view of corporate information. Now,…

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