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IBM Unleashes Flurry of Pure, Power, Storage, Data, and Cloud Solutions 
IBM has unleashed a flurry of Pure and Power Systems solutions this week at its Edge2013 cloud and data-focused conference in Las Vegas. Here's a rundown of the most significant announcements. . . .
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IBM Serves Up French Open with Private POWER Cloud 
For the four hottest "Grand Slam" tennis tournaments in the world, IBM serves up the action with a private cloud based on IBM Power Systems servers running AIX and Linux. The IBM system handles massive spikes in traffic and is ready to handle any trending events -- a major upset, injury, or even hissy fit thrown by a player that suddenly garners worldwide attention.
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PowerLinux Goes to China 
As Linux matures into a trusted operating system for enterprise workloads, IBM has increasingly invested in its PowerLinux offerings. PowerLinux brought the semblance of a thinking nervous system to the Jeopardy!-winning Watson, but that was just the beginning: There's more business need for PowerLinux than ever seen before, and IBM is paying attention.
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Tough 2013 Q1 for IBM and Power Systems 
No way around it, IBM's financial report for the first quarter of 2013 wasn't pretty for IBM hardware, and the lackluster sales may have led to the reassignment of the hardware group's top leader.
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How IBM Works with Masters to Deliver an Immersive Digital Experience 
IBM uses POWER, AIX, Linux, and three data centers to help bring The Masters to golf fans around the world through a immersive digital experience.
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IBM's POWER7+ Lineup in Pictures 
While "The Forgotten" gave us a little blast to the past with IBM's i5 eServer, there's a whole new generation of IBM Power Systems ready for 2013, and all of them are now sporting POWER7+ processors. Eye candy for POWER geeks. . . .
IBM to Move Power Systems Manufacturing Out of Rochester? [UPDATED] 
According to a breaking news report from the Post-Bulletin, a local newspaper in Rochester, Minnesota, "IBM is moving the bulk of its manufacturing off of the Rochester campus and to Mexico and New York."
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IBM PowerLinux Awesomeness [Infographic] 

We're not sure why, but of all the Linux options available, IBM's PowerLinux set of solutions might be the most under-known Linux solution around, despite being the beating heart of Watson.

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How to Make a Baby Cloud with IBM SmartCloud Entry 
We don't think there's any real "baby" cloud, but we hope you get the point: You can start small with the cloud by creating your own virtualized cloud environment on existing IBM Power Systems servers. While IBM just released a new "mini" PureApplication System model that brings cloud action to smaller organizations, you don't have to buy a cloud in a box to start building private clouds.
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IBM Delivers Pure Cloud Solutions at Low and High End to Cover all Businesses 
IBM is unrolling a series of PureSystems-focused solutions and enhancements designed to help drive cloud solutions into all sizes of businesses around the world. The company has announced new entry-level and high-end PureApplication Systems, newly expanded software patterns, Managed Service Provider (MSP) editions for PureFlex System and Flex Systems, as well as a new SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure offering.
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IBM Triples Performance in New PureData System for Analytics 
"It's undergone a complete refresh of the underlying architecture, which will drive up to a 3x improvement in performance and allow us to store up to 50 percent more data per rack," Peter McCaffrey, director of marketing for IBM PureSystems, told POWER IT Pro.
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IBM Adds New Storage Systems and SmartCloud Storage 
IBM today introduced and/or updated three new complementary storage solutions: SmartCloud Storage Access, XIV Storage System, Real-Time Compression Appliance Model STN7800.
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IBM Brings POWER7+ to Entire Power Systems Line 
IBM has added the POWER7+ processor to each and every Power Systems server, and starting today, customers can get into a full-fledged Power Systems server for as little as $5,497. That's right, IBM is offering a new 4-core, 3.6 GHz Power 710 Express with POWER7+ processors for under $6k.
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IBM i Costs Far Less Than Windows or x86 Linux with Oracle, ITG Reports 

After nearly two years since ITG released its last cost of acquisition and ownership study comparing IBM i on Power Systems to the competition, the research firm has done it again. And still, the results are astounding. In six manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies, ITG found that IBM i-based installations are significantly less expensive to acquire and run over the course of three years. 

AIX User-Related Commands

Download AIX User-Related Commands (Infographic) today! This quick guide highlights differences between user administration commands on AIX and other UNIX-derived operating systems.

POWER IT Pro Blogs
Apr 9, 2012

Introducing the Power Systems Implementers Blog  

Welcome to the first entry in our Power Systems Implementers Blog! This blog is intended to provide timely and useful hints and tips on implementation of various technologies on IBM Power Systems and will cover aspects of IBM i as well as AIX and Linux. I would like to use this inaugural blog entry to introduce myself as well as to give you an idea of the types of material you can expect to see in this blog....More
eBooks & Training
Dec 3, 2012

AIX Security

IBM i has extremely robust intrinsic security, and Linux, although much less secure than either AIX or IBM i, has many more eyes watching for problems. But AIX has some significant corner cases where security can be breached if you're not careful....More

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