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  • IT-Infrastructure related sessions at IBM Think – Built on Power
    on 2021-05-06 at 07:08

    Register for free today at ibm.com/think At Think, you’ll have the chance to directly engage with world-class experts, industry leaders and peers. Learn all about the future of hybrid cloud and AI and see how Power Systems deliver the security, reliability and performance necessary in an effective hybrid cloud strategy. Security Keynote 2303 Put security everywhere, so you can put trust everywhere IBM Cross Systems Session ID 2081: A deep dive into the IBM innovations powering the next generation of hardware Session ID 2019: Understanding flexible consumption: The new way to pay for IT infrastructure IBM Power Systems Session ID 1702: Modernizing mission-critical infrastructure using cloud technologies Session ID 1708: Supporting our healthcare heroes: IT agility and the pandemic response Session ID 1736: Pfizer’s 2020 successes aided by SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Session ID 2025: Making DNA storage more cost-efficient Session ID 2076: CSI, top UK MSP, enables leading trading platform to manage unprecedented volumes What you’ll find at Think… Personalized curriculum: Gain insights and perspectives from IBM executives, product leaders and clients who are leveraging Power Systems technology in their journey to hybrid cloud.Credential-building education: Learn about the latest technologies and make yourself indispensable by upgrading your Power Systems skills through technical breakouts, hands-on labs, master classes and discounted certification exams.New ways to engage: Participate in virtual forums and interactive IBM Power Systems experiences. Chat one-on-one and collaborate with the pros who create the technology you use every day.Sellers Contact InformationFull Name Goes HereTitlediam nonummynibheuismodtinciduntutemail: laoreetdolore magnaIT Infrastructure at Think 2021Register for free today at ibm.com/think

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    by Built on Power Europe (@BuiltonPower) on 2021-05-02 at 08:58

    If you cannot wait for our newsletter that just comes out Monday – Friday, don’t be sorry. We are updating our Slack 7 days a week. join.slack.com/t/built-on-pow… #ibmi #ibmaix #ibmz #ibmcloud #ibmpower #powersystems #linuxonpower #ibmstorage- Built on Power Europe (@BuiltonPower)01:52 – 2021/05/02

  • IBM Garage Methodology and new tricks for njmon
    by Nigel Griffiths on 2021-04-30 at 15:29

    Nigel raves about a new IBM “garage” Methodology course that he has taken and enjoyed and one you can take too, for FREE. There is even a badge after you have pass the seven tests.Later nigel looks into “garage” monitoring of new applications and systems and that go him thinking about his njmon performance monitoring tool for AIX, VIOS and Linux (POWER, x86, ARM and Z). He has since added these new features to njmon, the InfluxDB and the Grafana graphs: 1) njmon program execution time (a synthetic transaction), 2) sleep over run, 3) elapsed time between snapshots and 4) OS error log size reporting.Website links in the video:IBM “Garage” Methodology – https://www.ibm.com/cloud/architecture/content/course/explore-garage-methodologyGarage Monitoring and the Google Golden Signals – latency (response time), Traffic limits, Error rates and Saturation levels:https://www.ibm.com/garage/methodhttps://www.ibm.com/garage/method/practices/manage/golden-signals/njmon Open Source Project – http://tinyurl.com/njmonThe switch to performance stats and njmon starts are roughly 12 minutes and 15 seconds.

  • 2021 4 29 NIM 201
    by Power Systems VUG on 2021-04-29 at 21:53

    Power Systems Virtual User Group replay from April 29, 2021. Topic is Network Install Manager (NIM).

  • Sundry Power Systems Cloud Announcements – IT Jungle
    on 2021-04-26 at 04:21

    Sundry Power Systems Cloud Announcements  IT Jungle

  • AIX and the Enterprise Cloud Solution Guide
    on 2021-04-26 at 00:06

    Starts 6 Sep 2021, ends 1 Oct 2021; Duration: 3 weeks; Location: No primary location This residency is suitable for Clients, Business Partners and IBMers

  • AIX/VIOS Versioning Recommendations, a POWER9-Based HMC and the Evolution of IBM Certifications
    by techchannel.com on 2021-04-22 at 18:34

    Rob McNelly on why AIX has stood the test of time, the new POWER9-based HMC and how IBM certifications have evolved

  • Basic AIX Security Strategies and Best Practices
    by techchannel.com on 2021-04-20 at 18:20

    Jaqui Lynch covers some of the basics of locking down your LPARs

  • Power Global – IBM Power Systems Community
    on 2021-04-20 at 09:38

    Why IBM Power Systems are a superior investment to Oracle SPARC Solaris and Exadata systems Why IBM Power Systems are a superior investment to Oracle SPARC Solaris and Exadata systemsThe myth that an investment in either SPARC Solaris or Exadata systems is better than an investment in IBM Power Systems has been around for a long time. It’s becoming a tougher argument to make now, though, given the virtual disappearance of SPARC Solaris systems from the market. The case for Exadata remains open for debate. There are numerous factors that go into clients’ infrastructure buying decisions. I believe that IBM Power Systems is ultimately a more open, flexible and future-oriented platform than either Oracle SPARC Solaris or Exadata, and I hope this discussion will help you reach the same conclusion. Evaluating the investments All organizations develop short- and long-term plans to foster their growth, profitability and longevity. Companies make strategic investments in many different areas to help ensure those plans succeed, and technology plays a critical role in those plans. Most companies today are considering investments in: Cloud, hybrid cloud and multicloud SAP HANA • AI • Big data and analytics Linux Open source One factor that sets IBM Power Systems apart from Oracle SPARC Solaris and Exadata is its ability to incorporate these cutting-edge technologies into the solutions that clients are investing in today. Let’s take a closer look at each platform. SPARC Solaris Many years ago, SPARC Solaris was a formidable competitor in the marketplace that had a sizeable share of the Unix market. Unfortunately, after Oracle acquired them in 2010, they began a slow decline in the market. Today SPARC Solaris lacks many of the fundamental elements that make a platform viable and worthy of investment. They have either limited or no capability in the following areas: Roadmaps Development teams ISV ecosystem Cloud platform Open source database support (Mongo DB, Enterprise DB, Redis) • SAP HANA AI environments (Caffe, Theano, Torch/PyTorch, Tensorflow) Even if Oracle does support Solaris until 2034 and Fujitsu finds a way to enhance the SPARC architecture, it will have little impact absent what’s required to keep a platform viable. Exadata Exadata is a scale-out, x86-based appliance running Oracle Linux. It’s designed to run Oracle databases and, more specifically, scan-oriented data warehouse query workloads. It wasn’t designed for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads, and most of the features that Oracle considers its “secret sauce” have minimal or no benefit for these workloads. Exadata is strategic to Oracle because it’s the hardware underpinning of the Oracle database on its public cloud offering, its Oracle Cloud At Customer offering and solutions a customer can buy to run Oracle workloads on premises. Here are some considerations: Vendor lock-in. When organizations invest in an Exadata solution, the click they hear is their company being locked into an environment controlled 100% by Oracle. This is designed to maximize Oracle’s software license revenue. While the hardware may look cheaper than Power initially, the overall TCO when you add in software licensing and maintenance can be much higher. Processor performance. Exadata relies on Intel for its hardware roadmap. Qualified Performance Data (QPI) data from IDC has shown that over a 7-year period, IBM Power Systems per-core performance increased by 121% over three generations while Intel’s per-core performance only improved by 24% over five generations of systems. Storage options. Storage on Exadata is not accessible by anything outside the Exadata system without using network-based protocols like NFS. There’s also no option to access SAN based storage and no Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) option. This can be a problem for any client needing to use nonOracle data or applications. Cost. Exadata is expensive. Based on the Exadata pricing guide and Oracle technology price list, as of April 2, 2019, hardware represents about 3% of the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) of an Exadata system, and the other 97% covers the cost of software licenses and maintenance. Additional investment required. Exadata is often positioned by Oracle as the solution, but all Exadata systems need other x86 or IBM Power Systems to run the applications. Even though Exadata was designed specifically to run Oracle databases, some of Oracle’s largest and most important enterprise deployments run on Power Systems running AIX, not Exadata. IBM Power Systems The roadmaps for IBM Power Systems hardware and operating systems are the strongest and most dependable in the industry today. Power is in its 9th generation, and POWER10 is on the way. This brand has consistently delivered on its commitments and is supported by a strong development team. Moreover, cloud, SAP HANA, AI, big data analytics, Linux and open source are all ingrained in the Power architecture. Other points to consider: Oracle’s installed base on Power Systems running AIX is very large and loyal and represents a critical revenue stream to Oracle. For the past 15 years, Oracle has released all database versions for Power, Exadata and x86 within weeks of each other. For the 12th consecutive year, IBM Power Systems has achieved the highest server reliability rankings when compared to all x86 servers according to ITIC’s 2020 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability survey. That same ITIC report found that security and data breaches are now the top cause of downtime. As of this writing, the ITIC report did not show any security breaches for PowerVM. Given all these factors, Power will continue to be the best technology investment, not only for Oracle databases, but for all mission-critical applications companies run today and in the future. Which is the better investment, and why? When clients are considering new technology investments, three of their most common concerns are: Does this technology align with our strategic direction? Does it integrate well with what we have today? Is it reliable? Given strong interest in cloud, AI, SAP HANA, big data analytics, Linux and open source today, I believe IBM Power Systems are a better investment than either Oracle SPARC Solaris or Exadata. While existing SPARC Solaris customers may continue to invest in Oracle systems when they need replacement product or extra capacity while they plan a migration to another platform, Power is a better investment for those looking toward a more open future. That said, a migration to Power running AIX is a very viable option for clients that want to keep a UNIX environment as part of their infrastructure. An investment in Exadata requires a fundamental commitment to the Oracle database, and many clients are trying to migrate away from that because of high cost, dissatisfaction with Oracle’s support and a desire to take advantage of many excellent open source alternatives. Unlike Exadata on-premises or cloud solutions where deployment options are limited and software license costs are high, IBM Power Systems provides an open architecture allowing clients to choose how and what to deploy in their data centers. Power also offers the best open infrastructure for running mission-critical workloads including Oracle, SAP HANA, SAS, Db2 and the applications that drive them, something you can’t do on Exadata because it only runs Oracle databases. When Oracle Cloud is part of the client’s cloud strategy, the client gets Exadata by default, and it seems unlikely that AWS, Google and others will adopt this technology. Power, on the other hand, is available in the IBM public cloud as well as Google Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. Power Systems: The better choice IBM Power Systems is better aligned with the technology investments companies need to make today than either Oracle SPARC Solaris or Exadata. The former is no longer being developed and the latter is a closed, proprietary environment that locks clients into an Oracle solution that can only run Oracle databases and the Oracle Cloud. As clients evaluate different technologies based on how well they align to their strategic initiatives and integrate with their existing infrastructure, most will find IBM Power Systems a superior option that will help them achieve a better ROI faster. IBM Systems Lab Services has a team of highly experienced consultants ready to help you migrate from Oracle SPARC Solaris or Exadata to IBM Power Systems and get the most out of your IBM Power Systems investments. Reach out today if you have questions or are looking for support. This article was authored by Skip Garvin, Senior Technical Solutions Manager in IBM Systems Lab Services. Skip can be reached at sgarvin1@us.ibm.com. A special thanks to Petra Buehrer, Ralf Schmidt-Dannert and Francois Martin for their contributions. ​

  • In the Open with Luke and Joe – Michael Dawson – Node.js Community Updates
    by IBM Developer on 2021-04-19 at 16:44

    Welcome to In the Open with Luke and Joe.  Your hosts, Luke and Joe, are passionate developers who love to talk shop.  In the 4th episode, they are pleased to bring you a conversation with Michael Dawson.  Michael is the Node.js Community Lead for Red Hat and IBM and has extensive experience in the project and in the community. We will talk about upcoming releases, the next 10 years of Node.js and so much more.

  • Yes, @cgibbo is one of the best #IBMAIX techies on the planet. #PowerSystems https://t.co/Nw2amz8nvp
    by Gareth Coates (@power_gaz) on 2021-04-16 at 20:30

    Yes, @cgibbo is one of the best #IBMAIX techies on the planet.#PowerSystems twitter.com/The_Iron_Monge…- Gareth Coates (@power_gaz)13:21 – 2021/04/16Quoted Tweet:Let the Thunder from Down Under @cgibbo make you smarter FOR FREE with his tech blogging!gibsonnet.net/blog/cgaix/ #IBM#OpenShift #Docker #NerdHerd #IBMChampion #fintech #AIX #VIOS #PowerVM #IBMi #IBMCloud #Linux #Unix #RHEL #IBMi pic.twitter.com/FAFucGAFOh- The Iron Monger – Alan Fulton (@The_Iron_Monger)09:12 – 2021/04/15

  • VIOS – Top Tips for Successful Administration – Built on Power
    by by tappehl on 2021-04-16 at 07:23

    19 May 2021, 14:00-15:30 UK time (BST)Tip: Click here to view local time in your time zone or download calendar entry – 106_VIOS_Top_Tips.icsAccess URL – https://ibm.webex.com/meet/jyoti_dodhiaFollow the instructions – enter your full name and email ID – for more information click hereSpeaker: Jaqui Lynch, Information Architect, AIX & Linux® Performance Consultant, IBM Power ChampionVIO servers are the most critical part of your system setup.  If they are not happy, then no client LPAR is happy. This session provides tips on setting up and maintaining VIO servers including upgrades and patching.  Backup and recovery are also covered.Relevant for AIX, IBM i, and Linux® environments. Post navigation

  • IBM COBOL for Linux on x86 overview
    by IBM MediaCenter on 2021-04-15 at 02:03

    COBOL for Linux on x86 is a productive and powerful development environment for building and modernizing COBOL applications. It includes an optimizing COBOL compiler and a COBOL runtime library. It offers both performance and programming capabilities for developing business-critical COBOL applications for Linux on x86 systems.To learn more about this product, visit the COBOL for Linux on x86 product page, or through our latest blog on the IBM Z and LinuxOne community.

  • A brief intro to Red Hat OpenShift for Node.js developers
    by devadvin on 2021-04-14 at 17:39

    A quick look at what Node.js developers need to know about Red Hat OpenShift

  • cmake
    by Michael Felt on 2021-04-13 at 11:10

    ← Older revision Revision as of 09:55, 13 April 2021 Line 3: Line 3: {{TOOL5|6BB583CD5780E298ADC0BE4E5DADA641|aixtools.cmake.2.8.11.2.I}} {{TOOL5|6BB583CD5780E298ADC0BE4E5DADA641|aixtools.cmake.2.8.11.2.I}} == Notes == == Notes == +–[[User:Michael Felt|Michael Felt]] ([[User talk:Michael Felt|talk]]) 11:55, 13 April 2021 (CEST) Updating some notes here – while I have had some issues with libraries – the key issue these days is that cmake demands CXX support – at a level XLC-11 does not provide – at all. So, currently checking what levels are supported – AIX 5.3 is probaly not supported at all by the later XLC compilers – so, it depends. + +As you can see below – I got something working on AIX 7.1 TL4 – now I am going to try and see what I can do on AIX 7.1 TL2. Keep watching! + –[[User:Michael Felt|Michael Felt]] ([[User talk:Michael Felt|talk]]) 19:25, 21 October 2020 (CEST) Latest version – needs AIX 7.1 TL04 to install. –[[User:Michael Felt|Michael Felt]] ([[User talk:Michael Felt|talk]]) 19:25, 21 October 2020 (CEST) Latest version – needs AIX 7.1 TL04 to install.  

  • TechChannel E-book: How Open Source Bolsters Power Systems Modernization and Hybrid Cloud Strategies
    by techchannel.com on 2021-04-13 at 08:22

    IDC’s Al Gillen on the business value of open-source software; Developing a multicloud strategy with Power Systems infrastructure, NoSQL and open source

  • Power DevOps Live #5
    by Power DevOps on 2021-04-10 at 02:39

    Let’s speak about #DevOps on #IBMPowerSystemsFrom: Power DevOps

  • In the Open with Luke and Joe – Michael Dawson, Node.js Community Lead @ Red Hat
    by IBM Developer on 2021-04-09 at 14:33

    Welcome to In the Open with Luke and Joe. Your hosts, Luke and Joe, are passionate developers who love to talk shop. In the 4th episode, they are pleased to bring you a conversation with Michael Dawson. Michael is the Node.js Community Lead for Red Hat and IBM and has extensive experience in the project and in the community. We will talk about upcoming releases, the next 10 years of Node.js and so much more. Please join us live at 12pm ET on April 16, 2021 to have your questions answered or catch us on replay at IBM Developer, Youtube or your favorite Podcast platform.Please join us live at 12pm ET on April 16, 2021. Build smart. Build secure. Join a global community of developers at http://ibm.biz/IBMdeveloperYT

  • (2) IBM FlashSystem HyperSwap Failover Live Demo
    on 2021-04-08 at 06:42
  • (2) DS8000 Hyperswap on AIX & PowerHA SystemMirror Integration
    by Arm Arm • on 2021-04-08 at 06:41