IBM PureSystem – The first expert integrated system infrastructure

Posted by Mark Rabin

4/11/12 4:26 AM

Simplified deployment and management of servers, networks, storage and virtualization has been trumpeted by many vendors for their products.  In some cases they delivered that capability for their respective products, but not the entire infrastructure.   In an industry first, IBM is delivering integrated management for the complete infrastructure stack in the next generation platform called IBM PureSystem.  This Expert Integrated System has captured the experience of thousands of server, network, storage and virtualization deployments and merges it into a single management interface, the IBM Flex System Manager.

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Topics: Optimization, Agile

ITSM and DevOps: Part technology, part culture

Posted by Christian Franklin

3/31/12 8:41 AM

As the disciplines of IT Service Management continue to evolve, the buzz around DevOps has tapered off.  But that doesn't mean the conversation is no longer relevant - particularly with continued maturation of virtualization platforms, prepackaged, 'off the shelf' dynamic infrastructures and advances application delivery controller (ADC) capabilities. Our opinion is that IBM's pending Expert Integrated Systems announcement has some intriguing capabilities on this front but we'll know more on April 11 (IBM NGP Troy is also a common reference).

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Expert Integrated Systems and Transformational IT

Posted by Christian Franklin

3/24/12 6:35 PM

The transformational effect of cloud capabilities on IT organizations gets most of the press, but the real story is the transformational impact of digital business and digital delivery. In fact, digital delivery is fundamentally changing the shape and definition of markets -- digital business is different and its driving the necessity for cloud computing both inside and outside the four walls of today's organization.

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Rational Developer - Application Development on IBM Power

Posted by Mark Rabin

6/22/11 3:33 PM

IBM WebSphere Development Studio Client has been replaced by the Eclipse-based Rational Developer for Power System Software (RDPSS) to allow developers to do RPG, COBOL, programming on the System i.  This is built on the same platform as Rational Developer for WebSphere that provides Java delelopment tooling.

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Topics: Optimization, Agile