IBM FlashSystem A9000 & FlashSystem A9000R Overview

IBM FlashSystem® A9000 makes it easy to deploy cloud solutions, so you can gain more value from your data. If your business requires consistent predictable high performance, then FlashSystem A9000 can extend your cloud infrastructure with cost-effective, all-flash storage. This breakthrough solution integrates the market-leading performance of IBM FlashCore® technology, parallel architecture and flash-optimized data reduction in one innovative system,…

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End of Support for WebSphere Application Server/Network Deployment for v7.0/v8.0 with effect from 30/04/2018.

IBM recently announced the end of support for WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment for versions 7.0 and 8.0 with effect from 30/04/2018.  We highly recommend that you move to WebSphere Application Server/Network Deployment for v8.5/v9.0 and the latest Java SE version (Java SE 8) due to potential security risks on earlier releases of WebSphere Application Server…

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IBM Partnership With RogueWave Offers Open Source Software Support

We are impressed by the latest IBM partnership with Rogue Wave to offer Open Source Software support. Most organisations are using Open Source Software – either in their development or production environments. But as we see more applications developed there is a more urgent requirement for the software to be supported. Open Source Software can generally be supported as long…

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It’s Time To See How Secure Your System Really Is

IBM System i is well known for its robust architecture and security. However, today the world is full of high profile cyber attacks and security breaches at the biggest organisations, seeming to constantly make the headlines. With all this in mind, Recarta are offering an enterprise class security scan for IBM Power Systems users from partner, HelpSystems. HelpSystems are a…

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The Story Of IBM x3650 and System x

The story of the current IBM x3650 and the System x range of servers in general goes way back to IBMs PC Servers of the early 1990s and then the later rebrand to Netfinity. Within IBM at the time in the 90s, these servers were different because they used Intel x86 processors and to a degree, AMD processors. These were…

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Why is IBM AS400 Still Relevant?

The IBM AS400 (Application System 400) was introduced in 1988 as a family of mid-range business computing models and has evolved to the present day. Along with the future iterations of the system (IBM iSeries, System i and current Power i Systems), the range is perhaps the most successful business computing platform of all time. The IBM AS400 runs the…

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IBM X6 Server Solutions

We are very excited about the latest announcements from IBM with regards to IBM X6 servers and now IBM are delivering on the promises made, with X6 hardware now available in both 4-socket and 8-socket rack configurations - PLUS X6 solutions for SAP Hana, VMWare vCloud, Microsoft Hyper-V and more. These IBM X6 servers offer extraordinary performance for big data,…

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