IBM Edge 2014 Call for Customer Speakers now OPEN!

March 6, 2014 Leave a comment

IBM Edge 2014 Call for Speakers is Open!

Do you have a story that you want to tell? IBM is giving you a chance to tell the world how you are making your business or the industry better. This year we are focused on four areas: Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. These subjects will be the cornerstone of the conference and sessions will be selected on how your business was changed by them.

We want attendees to better understand why its important to move Infrastructure from an afterthought to a strategic mission critical choice, and want presenters to discuss how IBM infrastructure is a unique enabler for growth and innovation. Ideally, a speaker can incorporate how the company’s strategic and forward thinking decisions about infrastructure have directly impacted the enterprise’s ability to respond effectively to new opportunities, challenges  and the demands of growth and innovation.  We look forward to inviting customers to speak and will pay for their conference fee as a token of thanks.  

If you are interested in speaking and attending Edge, please email me back with some details below and I will get your information into the database for the selection committee.

Please send me your name, company and contact information and the specifics you might include in your project/story including:
What IBM solution components?  what is your implementation?
What terms of the decision process did you go through and the impact to your business?
Will you be comfortable including some business impact context?
Is there a tie-in with Cloud, Analytics, Mobile or Social type of workload ?
How has IBM technology helped you run the business better?

If you are interested, please let me know by March 12 as the deadline is next Friday for submissions.

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IBM Storage User Group 2014 Winter Meeting March 13 Greensboro

March 1, 2014 Leave a comment

The next meeting will be Thursday March 13th at Natty Greene’s Pub (Loft) Greensboro starting at noon until 4 pm. Please come and enjoy the ACC Tournament with us and learn about IBM’s Flash Storage System. See how Flash can accelerate your applications besides your storage array.

Come out and network with your storage peers and lets play stump the engineer!

Topics will include:
Flash Storage Systems
**New 840 Model Announcement **
Application Accelerators
Tiering
Decreasing Latency / Backup Windows & Restore times

Greensboro, NC – March 13, 2014
The Loft at Natty Greene’s
345 South Elm Street
3rd Floor
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Start time is 12:00 Noon

https://www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp017.nsf/v17_agenda?openform&seminar=FD3EGWES&locale=en_US

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Big news coming from IBM Storage: New StorwizeV5000, XIV Encryption, Nseries Cluster mode.

October 9, 2013 Leave a comment

IBM made a TON of announcements yesterday. Here is a link and list of all of them.

http://www-148.ibm.com/tela/webmail/Newsletter/9001318/49464

Hardware
* IBM Storwize V3700 delivers replication over IP networks and 800 GB SSD option
* New SSD and indicator features for IBM Flex System V7000 deliver increased capacity and manageability
* New IBM Flex System V7000 features deliver high performance and scalable storage
* New 800 GB SSD for IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM SAN Volume Controller offers a higher capacity option for high-performance environments
* New hardware features for IBM System Storage 7226 and 3580 increase configuration flexibility – HVEC/XCC
* IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 3.1 delivers 8 Gb FICON adapter support, increased capacity, and other system enhancements
* IBM 7226 Model 1U3 Multimedia Enclosure delivers new features and capabilities
* IBM System Storage N series clustered Data ONTAP software for implementing a cDOT configuration
* IBM System Storage N series clustered Data ONTAP hardware enables flexible scaling
* IBM Storwize V5000 delivers simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility for midsize organizations
* IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage offers new disk capacities for models DR2 and DE2 for machine type 2851
* New IBM System Storage N series drive, adapter, and cable features deliver capacity and attachment options
* IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, Model 214 with software version 11.4 delivers data-at-rest encryption and software-based, encryption-ready flash drives
Software
* IBM ILOG Supply Chain Application offerings add new and replacement part numbers
* IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center V5.2 offers cross-platform, automated storage, tier optimization, and improved data protection over IP networks
* IBM Product Recommendations Analytics Independent makes it easier for digital marketers and e-commerce professionals to add automated recommendations
* IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z, V5.2 now enables control for multiple sysplexes from a single server
* IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 helps improve the ability to visualize and control storage environments from end to end
* IBM SmartCloud Storage Access R1.2 transforms efficient SAN and NAS storage into cloud storage
* IBM Storwize Family Software for Flex System V7000 V7.2 delivers performance improvements and simplified storage management
* IBM Storwize V5000 Software version 7 delivers a rich set of functional capabilities and optional features for Storwize V5000 hardware
* IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile V8.0 helps protect mobile users and applications against fraudulent and unauthorized access
* IBM Security AppScan V8.8 portfolio supports collaborative and analytical security testing throughout the software development lifecycle
* IBM Storwize Family Software V7.2.0 delivers replication over IP networks and improved performance for Real-time Compression
* IBM XIV Storage System software version 11.4.0 for models 214 and 114 delivers encryption, scaling, and cloud management
Withdrawals
* Software withdrawal: IBM ILOG Supply Chain Application offerings selected part numbers
* Hardware withdrawal: IBM System Storage 7226 select features (AAS) – Replacements available
* Hardware withdrawal: Select features for IBM System Storage 7226 (HVEC/Xcc) – Replacements available
* Software withdrawal: IBM FileNet Content Manager, IBM Content Foundation, and IBM Case Foundation XUVU select part numbers – Replacements available

IBM V7000 Training Class

September 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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IBM Triangle Storage User Group Meeting May 20

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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IBM Scripting Tools for SVC and Storwize has been updated

April 21, 2013 Leave a comment

richswain:

Great news, check out the new Storwize load balance script

Originally posted on Aussie Storage Blog:

updates

The Rebalance script for IBM SVC has been updated.  This is the first update I have seen since 2010.     This release of the SVCTools package will now work on the Storwize family of products without modification and it can rebalance Easy Tier managed disk groups.

Why use this?   Normally in SVC (and always with Storwize products), each MDisk is a different RAID array.   In those cases, when you add MDisks (arrays) to a pool (MDiskGrp) then you are adding extra spindles to that pool.   By rebalancing extents from existing volumes onto new MDisks, existing volumes will almost always get a performance boost.   It also means that you free up space on the older MDisks so that when you later create new volumes in that pool, they will get a chance to use extents across a wider range of MDisks (old and new, not just new)…

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IBM Scripting Tools for SVC and Storwize has been updated

April 21, 2013 Leave a comment

richswain:

Great news, check out the new Storwize load balance script

Originally posted on Aussie Storage Blog:

updates

The Rebalance script for IBM SVC has been updated.  This is the first update I have seen since 2010.     This release of the SVCTools package will now work on the Storwize family of products without modification and it can rebalance Easy Tier managed disk groups.

Why use this?   Normally in SVC (and always with Storwize products), each MDisk is a different RAID array.   In those cases, when you add MDisks (arrays) to a pool (MDiskGrp) then you are adding extra spindles to that pool.   By rebalancing extents from existing volumes onto new MDisks, existing volumes will almost always get a performance boost.   It also means that you free up space on the older MDisks so that when you later create new volumes in that pool, they will get a chance to use extents across a wider range of MDisks (old and new, not just new)…

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