Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news.
From Our Experts:
- Brian May talks about Training New RPG Programmers in his new MC Press article.
Profound Logic News:
- Just announced at this year's POWERUp18 conference: Profound UI Version 6 is now available!
- Watch on-demand: Make Applications You'll Love with RPG and Node.js
- Using Watson's Natural Language API with your IBM i is possible with Profound.js! See how with this video.
- Did you miss it? Watch Profound CEO Alex Roytman Take Control of His Tesla with Profound.js.
- Learn how to Increase Responsiveness in your Tabs with this Profound Pro Tip.
The IBM i and the Future of Enterprise Computing by Patrick Staudacher
This week's Talsco blog focuses on the IBM i and the future of enterprise computing. Some of the highlights of this week's blog are:
Microsoft plans to purchase GIT
Syncort is pushing a new IBM i product strategy
IBM's Cloud Private for Data
How IT Directors can make the move to the cloud
The uncommon way to spot a leader
Application Container market expected to reach nearly 5 Billion by 2023
Rapid innovation puts Customer Experience at risk
AI is a job creator
The benefits of the cloud
Google Close to Launching IBM i Cloud Service, Will Says by Alex Woodie
The lack of a public cloud service for Power applications has long been an issue for many in the IBM i world. Both Linux and Windows have the ability to run their workloads on multiple different public clouds, but the IBM i community is limited to "private clouds." Hopefully, that will be changing soon. According to IBM i chief architect Steve Will, the wait may be over.
There is no official word from Google or IBM, but Will did speak openly about the continued relationship that the two companies have at this year's COMMON PowerUp conference in San Antonio, Texas. During the Future of IBM, i panel Will said, "was on the doorstep" of offering an IBM i service and that everyone should keep an eye out for an announcement.
Although this would be headline news if/when it happens, it wouldn't be a surprise. IBM and Google have been working together since 2014 when Google started using Power8 processors in its public cloud offering. The two have also been working closely through the OpenPower Foundation and through this close partnership many have speculated that Google would eventually run the IBM i operating system and IBM i workloads, giving the possibility of using a public cloud system.