• August 20, 2018
mainframe rich client cloud

Put your mainframe data…into the cloud?

I end up hearing many storage administrators vent about old data. In some cases, it’s old HSM data. In other cases, it’s data that should be deleted but out of an abundance of caution no one actually deletes it. The only option has been to buy more FICON-connected disk or tape, which fills up HSM […]

Live from IBM World of Watson: Redefining our world, re-imagining our experiences

The iPhone redefined how we interacted with phones. Uber reimagined the way we use taxis. Airbnb transformed how we booked our hotels. Each one of them has one thing in common: they gave us a new way to experience the world around us.  With the launch of Watson Data Platform, IBM is giving every enterprise […]

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Hybrid cloud with z at the center

IBM InterConnect 2016 is winding down, and it’s been a great week. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to talk to people about what they see happening at the intersection of mainframes and cloud computing, and I’m coming away with one very important insight. The debate is over. No one should be arguing whether z […]

Mobile Trends at IBM InterConnect 2016

I’ve been at IBM InterConnect 2016 for a few days now, and I’ve been on the lookout for new developments in the world of mobile computing. While I probably could have just asked IBM Watson for help, I’d like to share these two trends I’ve noticed during my visit. The first trend is how the human experience […]

From Mainframe To the IBM Cloud

Over the past 10 years we’ve seen an explosion of data-intensive applications, from streaming content to advanced analytics to mobile commerce, driving a requirement to tap into massive stores of data on enterprise systems. This puts tremendous stresses on these systems as data is moved to these cloud-based applications, creating inefficiencies, bottlenecks and security concerns. […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect 2016: the cloud grows up

The cloud is no longer just about storage and cheap computing power; it’s about adding real business value. That was the message from the IBM team during this morning’s general session at IBM InterConnect 2016, where they illustrated the point through a series of customer stories. As the session went on, there were two key […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Security and compliance in a cloud-driven world

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, security is one of the hottest topics when it comes to connected services and data. Attendees of IBM Insight2015 (#ibminsight) have had the opportunity to learn how IBM and their partners, such as Rocket Software, are delivering security and compliance to their customers […]

Rocket Engineering Corner – Mainframe storage management and cloud

Rocket Engineering Corner – Mainframe A Conversation with Engineers at Rocket Software   Topic: Mainframe storage management and cloud Rocket Software Engineering Participants: Bryan Smith — Vice President, Research and Development and CTO Kevin Shaw – Managing Director, Research and Development Ted Ehrlich – Software Engineer Don Bolton – Manager, Sales Support Rocket customers are […]

Is mobile computing scarier than Y2K?

Those of us older than 35 can vividly remember the Y2K scare perpetrated on the computing public by a variety of fear mongers two decades ago. Leading the doom and gloom scenario were the vendors most likely to profit from fixing the supposed problems. The widely held view was that most computer software and hardware […]

The Cloud in 10 Years: Will It Be a Major Force And Have the Same Visibility in the Next Decade?

“To get a glimpse into the future of cloud computing, it’s useful to look for analogies from the past in computing. It has been 30 years since the birth of the IBM PC. Its beginnings were humble and acceptance was slow, but a few years later something very special happened that would make the computer […]