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IBM Storage Introduces its Diamondback Tape Library

Nov 14, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

In a world of dynamic computing and distributed data, it turns out that the tape marketplace – with a presence that is perhaps surprising to some industry observers – is not dead.
Worldwide data is growing rapidly – but not all of it needs to be viewed in real-time. Tape libraries give customers, data centers and cloud providers an option to store data off-line for later retrieval, as needed. Industry data shows that tape, as a storage category, is growing – especially for archiving infrequently accessed cold data, and as a less expensive alternative to higher-cost storage resources.
IBM Storage Introduces its Diamondback Tape Library

IBM Storage – New Cyber-Resiliency Functionality

Oct 10, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

IBM added more cyber-resilience capabilities for its already-extensive IBM Spectrum portfolio of data-protection software. The data-resilience features of products in the IBM Spectrum portfolio have been extended – and IBM announced expanded data-protection support for two widely-used enterprise workloads: SAP HANA and Salesforce.

IBM Storage – New Cyber-Resiliency Functionality

VMware EXPLORE – Staying the Course

Sep 11, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

VMware’s Explore conference (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2022) presented the company’s portfolio, which is centered on multi-cloud deployments of applications and data. Clearly, VMware has been preparing for a multi-cloud wave of adoption that it believes will broaden its reach in the multi-cloud adoption wave: including private clouds, public clouds, and hybrid clouds.

VMware’s key message: No matter what stage of multi-cloud deployment is underway at a given customer site, simplification for multi-cloud deployment and multi-cloud management is key to enterprise customer adoption.

VMware EXPLORE - Staying the Course

Intel’s European Plan to Expand Its Global Manufacturing Network

Aug 14, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Intel Corp. is working hard to grow its R&D and manufacturing capacity in Europe. Its European plans are part of Intel’s strategy to address what it sees as a geographic imbalance in the world’s chipmaking capacity – with 80% of worldwide capacity based in Asia/Pacific, including China and Taiwan.

Intel's European Plan to Expand Its Global Manufacturing Network

IBM Power10 Systems

Jul 18, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

IBM’s announcement of new Power10 server systems was as much about efficient management of containers and databases as it was about the introduction of the new Power10 servers themselves. The announcement focused on how customers could flexibly deploy the servers, across a wide variety of workloads, running in hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments.

IBM Power10 Systems

HPE Discover Highlights 2022

Jul 14, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

HPE’s Discover conference unveiled key additions to the company’s HPE GreenLake as-a-service offering, which provides a consistent cloud environment across a customer’s enterprise.

Originally announced in 2017, HPE GreenLake is evolving as it becomes a fast-growing platform that generates nearly $900 million of annual recurring revenue (ARR) for HPE, which has more than $27 billion in annual revenues.

HPE Discover Highlights 2022

Ransomware Attacks Are Rising, Prompting Proactive Detection

Jun 24, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Detecting ransomware attacks is often a delicate dance involving customers, IT organizations, and technical partners. It’s a never-ending, software-based effort to find attacks quickly – with the goal of reducing the time between the attack itself and the response to limit the damage.

Ransomware Attacks Are Rising, Prompting Proactive Detection

IBM Cybersecurity Software Protects Healthcare Data from Ransomware Attacks

Jun 20, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Cybersecurity, to protect against ransomware and cyberattacks, is very much on the minds of CXOs and business executives. It is a top priority – and a major cause of worry – for businesses around the world, given that attacks designed to slow or stop business workflows can go undetected for weeks or months. Without detection, the damage to data continues to grow, with ransom demands as high as the millions of dollars ($USD).

IBM Spectrum Sentinel for Healthcare

IBM Expands its (Hybrid Cloud + AI) Strategy at THINK

May 25, 2022   //   by Jean S. Bozman   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Research Note: After two years of virtual conferences, this year’s IBM’s annual THINK conference was a little bit different. This time, “Digital THINK” was broadcast in real time on the ibm.com public website – and an in-person event was held in Boston (May 10 - May 11, 2022).

IBM Expands its (Hybrid Cloud + AI) Strategy at THINK

IBM z16 – A Modern Mainframe for a New Business Era

Apr 9, 2022   //   by Cal Braunstein   //   Blog  //  No Comments

By Cal Braunstein and Jean Bozman

IBM’s z16 system provides a new path for customers to “meet the moment” in this New Normal business environment.

In a world that is clearly showing the strain of supply-chain delays affecting shipments of server systems, the IBM z16 is a highly scalable platform that can consolidate and run – and secure – the rapidly growing workloads being generated across an enterprise’s business units.

IBM z16 – A Modern Mainframe for a New Business Era

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