Category Archives: virtualization

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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IBM InterConnect 2016: Solving Complex Cloud Challenges with IBM Spectrum Virtualize

  Mark III attended the annual IBM InterConnect conference February 22-25 in Las Vegas and had the honor of sharing the experiences of a recent Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) client who solved their infrastructure and overall cloud challenges by moving to an … 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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