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IBM i Pulse: March 1st, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Feb 28, 2019 4:53:19 PM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. This week we are looking at moving from POWER8 to POWER9 and IBM i getting a Cloud option!

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Getting from Power8 to Power9 by Jim Utsler

A recent interview with IBM Vice President of Offering Management, Cognitive Systems Infrastructure, and George Gaylord, IBM Offering Manager for High-End Power Systems, showcased the transition from the POWER8 to the POWER9. Here are some of the highlights from that interview:

"Clients are primarily interested in three areas. One is their ability to improve operational efficiency and automation within their data centers and overall computing environments. They need to be able to do things more quickly to respond to changing business requirements. This is in part why the cloud is built into all of our systems and why we’re continuing to add capabilities to not only manage cloud resources within the software we provide but also upwardly integrate into other people’s cloud managers and environments."

"We’ve been working on and enabling cloud for quite a while now, but we’ve begun building into each of our systems the basic requirements that you need for cloud. IBM PowerVM virtualization manager is now integrated into our systems, and IBM PowerVC cloud manager can enable simple private clouds or upwardly integrate heterogeneous clouds within that environment."

"One of the things that we bring somewhat uniquely to the table is a single company that addresses both the hardware and software together, which is part of why we scale so well and that our virtualization works seamlessly with the platform. So whenever we come out with new hardware technology, such as POWER9, we also introduce new software capabilities."

Big Blue Finally Brings IBM i to its Own Public Cloud by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It has been a few weeks since IBM's Think Conference and we are still discovering new and important updates that are coming or are already here. One of the biggest revolutions was the much anticipated addition of the IBM i operating system to its self-branded IBM Cloud public cloud. After years of users asking for it, IBM has finally listened and announced that scale out machines aimed at small and medium businesses will have that opportunity. 

There are still a lot of questions abut how this well be packaged and sold under the IBM Power Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud, but it still is progress in the right direction. 

Read the full article here


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