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IBM i Pulse: June 8th, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 8, 2018 10:23:46 AM


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. 

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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: 

  • News:
    Microsoft plans to purchase GIT
    Syncort is pushing a new IBM i product strategy
    IBM's Cloud Private for Data
  • Leadership:
    How IT Directors can make the move to the cloud
    The uncommon way to spot a leader
  • Modernization:
    Application Container market expected to reach nearly 5 Billion by 2023
    Rapid innovation puts Customer Experience at risk
  • Trends:
    AI is a job creator
    The benefits of the cloud

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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.

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