Category Archives: storage

The Griddle Webinar Series: Building with the IBM Full Stack

In our upcoming webinar series The Griddle, we’ll cover some of our transformational cloud-native platforms, prototypes, and use cases that our “full stack” team of developers, DevOps engineers, and system engineers have built, along with an explanation of how we built each … Continue reading

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IBM Software-Defined Storage & Video: Building the Foundation for Video Analytics & Computer Vision

  Video is one of the fastest growing forms of data in the digital world today, especially in the enterprise.  According to industry forecasts, video as a percentage of Internet traffic is projected to rise above 80% in the coming … Continue reading

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Denser than DISK: The NEW IBM DeepFlash 150 takes flash storage to new levels

  512TB of FLASH in 3U?  7 petabytes of flash in one rack?  Less than $1/GB?  Really? With the announcement of the new IBM DeepFlash 150, IBM has brought forth a uniquely designed flash storage system targeted at cost-effective, high-density flash deployments … Continue reading

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Cognitive B2I Advertising with IBM Watson, Bluemix, and IBM Cloud Object Storage

  If you’ve been around enough conversations in our industry about things like machine learning, AI, cognitive, and analytics, inevitably someone will bring up the scene from the movie “The Minority Report,” where Tom Cruise is walking quickly through a … Continue reading

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Provisioning an IBM Storwize V7000 using OpenStack Cinder and IBM Cloud Manager

  The IBM Storwize V7000 is an incredibly versatile storage system that’s been highly popular with our clients over the years.  With IBM as one of the founding members of the OpenStack Foundation (in 2012), the Storwize line has featured OpenStack … Continue reading

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The NEW IBM FlashSystem A9000/A9000R: Best of ALL worlds!

  IBM announced a significant expansion of the highly successful FlashSystems portfolio last week, with 3 new all-flash models, including the FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R. For the purposes of this blog entry, I’ll focus mostly on the FlashSystem A9000 and … Continue reading

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NEW SVC DH8 Nodes (as if the CG8 nodes weren’t enough)

  1 million IOPS? File IBM’s announcement of the upcoming SAN Volume Controller DH8 generation of nodes under the category of “more horsepower than you’ll ever possibly need” for traditional I/O, which our clients have found is a really nice … Continue reading

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Our favorite 3 things about the new IBM FlashSystem 840

  IBM’s $1B investment in Flash-based R&D announced early in 2013 is really starting to pay some dividends in our opinion.  Not only on the server-side with the recent IBM X6 eXFlash DIMM announcements, but also with a new model … Continue reading

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Mark III Lab Tour Series #1: IBM Storwize V3700

  Those of you that know us well know that we have a lab in our Houston office that serves as a demo and testing center with most of the same systems and software that we help our clients implement … Continue reading

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Could you please send me a comprestimate?

  I thought I’d start off our blog with a post about storage, which continues to be one of our top areas of interest from our clients.  If you are even remotely tied into the IBM storage ecosystem, you know … Continue reading

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