PowerMaxcer http://poweritpro.com/blog/4401/feed en IBM Brings Power Systems Servers to the Cloud for No-Charge App Dev Access http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-brings-power-systems-servers-cloud-no-charge-app-dev-access <div class="node-body blog-body">Software developers can tap into IBM's new cloud-based Power Development Platform to build, port, and test apps running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-brings-power-systems-servers-cloud-no-charge-app-dev-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-brings-power-systems-servers-cloud-no-charge-app-dev-access#comments News & Views Registered-User AIX Application Development Cloud IBM i IBM Power Systems Linux POWER7 PowerLinux servers PowerMaxcer Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 10411 at http://poweritpro.com Good Riddance, System x: IBM Sells x86 Server Business to Lenovo http://poweritpro.com/blog/good-riddance-system-x-ibm-sells-x86-server-business-lenovo <div class="node-body blog-body"><div> The rumors were true: IBM and Lenovo announced today that both companies have entered a definitive agreement for Lenovo to acquire IBM&#39;s x86 server business for $2.3 billion.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It&#39;s about time.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Any way I look at it, the IBM System x and x86 business has just hampered IBM&#39;s ability to market and promote IBM Power Systems.</div></div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/good-riddance-system-x-ibm-sells-x86-server-business-lenovo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/good-riddance-system-x-ibm-sells-x86-server-business-lenovo#comments News & Views Registered-User IBM lenovo Power Systems POWER7 power8 puredata PureFlex Storage system x system z x86 PowerMaxcer Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:12:00 +0000 10251 at http://poweritpro.com IBM Systems and Technology Group Takes Hard Hit in Q4 http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-and-technology-group-takes-hard-hit-q4 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div> IBM released its Q4 2013 financial report yesterday, and wow, the Systems &amp; Technology Group (STG) took a hard hit. To put this into football terms, if hardware were a running back, STG got tackled in the backfield so hard it lost its helmet on the way to the ground. Right now, IBM is looking at third and long.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So to speak, of course.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> To put it another way, the IBM Power business declined 31 percent.</div></div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-and-technology-group-takes-hard-hit-q4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-systems-and-technology-group-takes-hard-hit-q4#comments News & Views Registered-User financial results IBM Power Systems q4 PowerMaxcer Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:16:00 +0000 10241 at http://poweritpro.com IBM Continues to Crank Out Patents http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-continues-crank-out-patents <div class="node-body blog-body">IBM continuously spends on research and development, and its ability to crank out patents continuously proves it: In 2013, IBM was awarded 6,809 patents, marking the 21st consecutive year the company topped the annual list of U.S. patent leaders.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-continues-crank-out-patents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-continues-crank-out-patents#comments News & Views Registered-User ibm patents PowerMaxcer Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:42:00 +0000 10181 at http://poweritpro.com Worldwide Server Market Revenues Decline 3.7 Percent in 3Q, IDC Reports http://poweritpro.com/blog/worldwide-server-market-revenues-decline-37-percent-3q-idc-reports <div class="node-body blog-body"><div> Not a lot to love in this report, unfortunately. H<span style="font-size: 13px;">ere&#39;s the most relevant points of interest from IDC for the third quarter of 2013 for server action:</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> According to IDC&#39;s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market decreased 3.7 percent year over year to $12.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13).</div></div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/worldwide-server-market-revenues-decline-37-percent-3q-idc-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/worldwide-server-market-revenues-decline-37-percent-3q-idc-reports#comments News & Views Registered-User 3q13 worldwide server revenue PowerMaxcer Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:50:00 +0000 9991 at http://poweritpro.com <div> Not a lot to love in this report<span style="font-size: 13px;">:</span> According to IDC&#39;s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market decreased 3.7 percent year over year to $12.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013.</div> IBM Builds Watson in the Cloud, Brings Cognitive Computing Platform to Developers http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-builds-watson-cloud-brings-cognitive-computing-platform-developers <div class="node-body blog-body">In one of the coolest application development moves ever made, IBM is making its Watson-based cognitive computing platform available in the cloud.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-builds-watson-cloud-brings-cognitive-computing-platform-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-builds-watson-cloud-brings-cognitive-computing-platform-developers#comments News & Views Registered-User Cloud developers IBM Power Systems Watson PowerMaxcer Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:36:00 +0000 9571 at http://poweritpro.com Michael Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Software Solutions Group, explores new IBM Watson-powered apps with Jeff Margolis, CEO of Welltok, and Brooke Aguilar, VP of Global Business Development at Fluid. For the first time, IBM will open up Watson as a development platform in the cloud, creating a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson's cognitive computing intelligence. Notes of POWER Interest from the IBM 3Q 2013 Financial Report http://poweritpro.com/blog/notes-power-interest-ibm-3q-2013-financial-report <div class="node-body blog-body"><div> In last week&#39;s conference call with investors, IBM&#39;s Senior Vice President and CFO of Finance and Enterprise Transformation Mark Loughridge reported on IBM&#39;s third quarter performance for 2013. In this quarter&#39;s report, IBM Power Systems revenue dropped off a cliff, landed in a lake, and sank like a stone.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Loughridge that Power revenue was down 37 percent at constant currency, with High Performance Computing accounting for 10 percent of the decline.</div></div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/notes-power-interest-ibm-3q-2013-financial-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/notes-power-interest-ibm-3q-2013-financial-report#comments News & Views Registered-User 3Q 2013 financial report IBM mark loughridge Power Systems PowerLinux servers PowerMaxcer Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:02:00 +0000 9222 at http://poweritpro.com The New IBM Power Systems General Manager Doug Balog . . . and the Rise of Linux http://poweritpro.com/blog/new-ibm-power-systems-general-manager-doug-balog-and-rise-linux <div class="node-body blog-body">I had a chance to talk with Doug Balog, the new general manager of IBM's Power Systems business. Balog is coming off of a successful lead of IBM's System z mainframe business, in which the z group saw some impressive gains in both MIPS and revenue. His shift to Power Systems seems to be two-fold. . . .</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/new-ibm-power-systems-general-manager-doug-balog-and-rise-linux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/new-ibm-power-systems-general-manager-doug-balog-and-rise-linux#comments News & Views PowerLinux Virtualization & Cloud Registered-User AIX doug balog IBM i IBM Power Systems Linux PowerLinux PureSystems PowerMaxcer Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:49:00 +0000 8762 at http://poweritpro.com Doug Balog, IBM General Manager of Power Systems. The Rise of the Cloud, MSPs, PureFlex Patterns, and Maxava http://poweritpro.com/blog/rise-cloud-msps-pureflex-patterns-and-maxava <div class="node-body blog-body">Last week, Maxava invited about a dozen IBM i-oriented industry influencers -- writers, educators, and consultants -- to San Francisco for a day of briefings at IBM's Foster City Innovation Center, capped by a New Zealand dinner down on the bay next to the 2013 America's Cup racing celebration.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/rise-cloud-msps-pureflex-patterns-and-maxava" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/rise-cloud-msps-pureflex-patterns-and-maxava#comments News & Views Registered-User IBM i msp pure flex PureSystems PowerMaxcer Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:20:00 +0000 8362 at http://poweritpro.com The Rise of the Cloud IBM Posts Impressive SAP Benchmark with IBM i http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-posts-impressive-sap-benchmark-ibm-i <div class="node-body blog-body">When IBM i is used to deliver SAP's enterprise goodness, it can handle all the vagaries of SAP with snappy performance . . . and do it at enviable price points. </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-posts-impressive-sap-benchmark-ibm-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-posts-impressive-sap-benchmark-ibm-i#comments News & Views IBM i IBM Systems & Servers Registered-User 750 benchmark IBM i Power System SAP PowerMaxcer Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:13:00 +0000 8242 at http://poweritpro.com When IBM i is used to deliver SAP's enterprise goodness, it can handle all the vagaries of SAP with snappy performance . . . and do it at enviable price points. Doug Balog Is Now the GM of IBM's Power Systems Business http://poweritpro.com/blog/doug-balog-now-gm-ibms-power-systems-business <div class="node-body blog-body">In the latest executive shuffle at IBM -- such shuffles are in the company's DNA -- Doug Balog is now the general manager of IBM's Power Systems business. He was previously the GM of IBM's mainframe business, a.k.a. System z.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/doug-balog-now-gm-ibms-power-systems-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/doug-balog-now-gm-ibms-power-systems-business#comments News & Views Registered-User colin parris doug balog general manager IBM Power Systems system z PowerMaxcer Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:16:00 +0000 7942 at http://poweritpro.com IBM Sells 6,000 PureSystems in 1.25 Years http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-sells-6000-puresystems-125-years <div class="node-body blog-body">In IBM's wild and wide-ranging conference call with investors last week -- in which IBM talked workforce rebalancing alongside currency challenges and managed to maintain a profitable ship -- the most sit-up-in-your-seat news was that IBM has now sold more than 6,000 PureSystems in the first 1.25 years of offering the high-density server systems.</div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-sells-6000-puresystems-125-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-sells-6000-puresystems-125-years#comments News & Views PureSystems IBM Systems & Servers Registered-User IBM Power Systems pure flex PureSystems PowerMaxcer Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:38:00 +0000 7662 at http://poweritpro.com IBM has sold more than 6,000 IBM PureSystems in 1.25 years, which is like 18 per workday. Is the x86 Architecture Really the Best Choice? http://poweritpro.com/blog/x86-architecture-really-best-choice <div class="node-body blog-body">If you're the kind of pro who starts believing that IBM's Power Systems paradise of scalability, mobility, flexibility, and security is a reflection of the business computing world, this video is for you, ready to compare and contrast some of the trials and tribulations your less fortunate peers face every day. </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/x86-architecture-really-best-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/x86-architecture-really-best-choice#comments News & Views Virtualization & Cloud IBM Systems & Servers Registered-User IBM Power Systems x86 PowerMaxcer Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:44:00 +0000 7522 at http://poweritpro.com Solitaire Interglobal, Ltd talks through the challenges of using an x86 architecture and contrasts them with today's business challenges served with IBM Power Systems. IBM i Customers Believe IBM i Is 'Future Proof' http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-i-customers-believe-ibm-i-future-proof <div class="node-body blog-body">Here's a gem: Infor recently completed research into its customer base -- 70,000 strong -- that revealed that it's 16,000-plus IBM i-running customers still consider IBM i on Power Systems to be the platform the future. </div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-i-customers-believe-ibm-i-future-proof" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-i-customers-believe-ibm-i-future-proof#comments News & Views IBM i Registered-User as/400 IBM i IBM Power Systems infor iseries system i PowerMaxcer Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:10:00 +0000 7422 at http://poweritpro.com ERP solution powerhouse Infor surveyed key IBM i-using customers to reveal how they feel about IBM i and its strategic importance as a platform of the future. IBM Wraps Up IBMi25 Celebration While Colin Parris Points to New Reason for IBM i Party in 2014 http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-wraps-ibmi25-celebration-while-colin-parris-points-new-reason-ibm-i-party-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> IBM has concluded its multi-month celebration of IBM i&#39;s 25 year birthday party. Along the way, IBM shared 25 vignettes that illuminate the <a href="http://facebook.com/ibmi25" target="_blank">history, vision, and power behind IBM i</a> and its predecessor integrated systems of various and evolving names -- the AS/400, iSeries, and System i.</p></div> <p><a href="http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-wraps-ibmi25-celebration-while-colin-parris-points-new-reason-ibm-i-party-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://poweritpro.com/blog/ibm-wraps-ibmi25-celebration-while-colin-parris-points-new-reason-ibm-i-party-2014#comments News & Views Registered-User as/400 IBM i ibmi25 iseries Power Systems system i PowerMaxcer Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:57:00 +0000 7062 at http://poweritpro.com IBM's 25-year commemorative poster is ready to download from IBM.