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Overcoming Cloud Migration Challenges on Power Systems

Charles Araujo

March 21, 2024

Digital transformation expert Charles Araujo highlights key IBM Power Systems modernization and cloud migration challenges and how to solve them


Moving Mainframe Apps to the Cloud: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Michelle Harris

November 29, 2022

Over the last few years there’s been a noticeable push from the big public cloud data center providers to encourage enterprises to move their zSystems mainframe applications to the cloud. Cloud providers are offering a mix of support to entice companies, including development and runtime environments, systems integration tools and expertise—plus assurances that moving to […]


Migrating LPARs to the Cloud

Rob McNelly

April 26, 2022

Today I want to talk about migrating LPARs to the cloud. Where are you on your cloud journey? Have you just begun thinking about it? Are all of your systems currently running in the public cloud? Are you running a proof of concept or some test and development machines in the cloud? Have you decided […]


IBM Notifications, AIX Migration Tips and More

Rob McNelly

February 14, 2022

I’m regularly reminded of the benefits of IBM’s My Notifications email service. Yes, we all have too much traffic in our inboxes, but My Notifications is a flexible offering that provides worthwhile news and information. For instance, I subscribe to get alerts on recently released fixes. I also receive useful tips on topics like SAS […]


Performance and Management Tools for AIX and Power Systems: Features and Use Cases

Jose Luis Ortega

December 7, 2021

While monitoring and management solutions perform somewhat similar tasks, they’ve traditionally served different enough functions to keep them from being optimally paired as a collaborative unit. Management tools ensure that your system is available, configured properly or optimized and its components are connected correctly and as expected, whereas monitoring tools look for overall system, communication, […]


How to Check NPIV Virtual Fibre Channel Adapter Mapping on AIX

Chris Gibson

October 21, 2021

Starting with AIX 7.2 TL5 SP3 (and VIOS, AIX/Power System administrators can use an alternative to kdb for viewing VIOS “identifying info” from client AIX LPARs. For example: # cat /proc/sys/adapter/fc/fcs0/hostinfo fcs0 VFC client adapter name : fcs0 Host partition name (VIOS) : vio1 VFC host adapter name : vfchost0 VFC host adapter location […]


TechChannel E-book: Strategies for Effective Data Management on Db2 for i and IBM Power Systems Data Migration


August 9, 2021

As a valuable proprietary asset that can be increasingly leveraged for direct business insights, data is the life blood of many organizations. With this in mind, effective data management and data migration strategies are of the utmost importance. When planning for an IBM Power System update or migration, you should take inventory of existing physical […]


4 Customer Journeys From Tape to Cloud

Jim Utsler

December 8, 2020

Necessity, it’s been said, is the mother of invention. Such was the case when information technology outsourcing (ITO) company Blue Hill Data Services faced a number of obstacles as it prepared for the data migration of four mainframe-based customers (including a state pension fund, a large state government, a state government department of labor and […]


Enterprises Tap Hybrid Cloud for Agile DevOps and Innovation

M. Sharon Baker

February 1, 2018

After years of talking about it, many large enterprises are making cloud deployments the centerpiece of an overall organizational transformation. Often, they take a hybrid approach that begins with DevOps. They are recognizing driving business innovation and better meeting shifting market demands requires significantly reduced development times and rethinking how developers innovate. They are also […]


5 Points to Consider When Preparing for Backup and Recovery

Caroline L. Vitse

July 17, 2017

Planning for IT outages, whether instigated by Mother Nature, human error, system issues or a sly hacker, is no small feat for businesses. While the causes of unplanned outages vary, a strategy to manage outages can be standardized. Harry Batten, executive IT architect, IBM, lists five common points companies should consider while crafting a backup […]