Life on the “Edge”

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It’s been a great week here at IBM Edge in Las Vegas. This was a terrific week for everyone involved. I was able to connect with so many customers, partners, and industry colleagues. Rocketeers were on hand to discuss innovations in and around IBM z Systems, IBM POWER Systems, and IBM Storage. A few highlights […]

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Rocket z Systems Meet-up

Meet, Greet…and Eat

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It’s been a busy few days for Rocket at this year’s IBM Edge conference in Las Vegas. We’ve seen (and participated in) some great presentations about the future of data and computing, but it’s also been an opportunity for Rocketeers to connect with our colleagues at IBM, meet with industry experts, and spend time with […]

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The Mainframe Mastered

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Today is the first day of IBM Edge in Las Vegas, where thousands of business leaders are gathering to develop new strategies to accelerate technology breakthroughs, extend infrastructure, and capture new markets. And one of the most exciting parts of the event is the announcement of the winners of IBM’s Master The Mainframe competition, which […]

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Rocket data virtualization

And the Oscar goes to…data virtualization

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Recognition has been a long-time coming for data virtualization. As a technology, it has been something of a pre-adolescent, the child actor who couldn’t make the transition to adult roles. While revolutionary in its approach, early forms of data virtualization were just not ready for prime time, suffering from performance and scalability issues. The norm […]

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Your IBM i system: your best bet for the future

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Twice in the past couple months, I’ve met with IBM i users whose companies had just abandoned attempts to replace their IBM i platforms. Executive management wanted new, modern looking applications and had dismissed the IBM i as “old” technology. At both companies, the executives dramatically underestimated the business domain knowledge that had been built […]

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The Rocket Band weekend playlist

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The Rocket Band will be performing in Las Vegas in a few weeks. This is at least the 10th time that the group has played in public (the upcoming show is part of the Edge conference), and we’ve never had the same lineup twice. That’s because the group is made up of Rocket employees from […]

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