IBM z15 Announcement Highlights and How to Take Advantage
The z15 (with a General Availability date of 9/23/2019) offers up to 190 CPU cores (vs. 170 on z14) and 40 TB of usable memory (vs. 32 on z14), in addition to processor cache and overall performance improvements.
5 Things Every Storage Professional Should Be Checking - Prevent Fires Before They Start
This blog identifies five key areas that every storage professional should regularly check to identify and eliminate upcoming issues and, in turn, save time in the long run.
Common SAN Anomaly Signatures and How to Identify Them
The focus on this blog is to show some examples of the types of common zoning issues and how to identify their signatures proactively so you can remove risk in your SAN infrastructure.
How to Identify Performance Issues in EMC Vplex Environments
In this blog we examine a single use case where the director utilization and front-end write response times are higher than desired, and we will look at what server is driving the load.
1-800-SVC-4EMC: Dell/EMC Vplex for IBM Guys
A look at the architectural and key performance metrics of EMC Vplex and how it differs from the IBM Spectrum Virtualize solution.
Determining the cause of high I/O latency on your InfiniBox system
So you got a shiny new InfiniBox® system, and after a few months of loading it with migrated workloads you start to see some increases in response time. How do you figure out the root cause?
Controlling MLC with Capping
‘Soft capping’ is a common technique to control software costs based on the R4HA. IBM offers two ‘flavors’: Defined Capacity (DC) and Group Capacity (GC).
MLC Pricing 101: Tailored Fit, Sub-capacity, and Capping
With the recent IBM announcement about Tailored Fit Pricing, it seems an opportune time to discuss the current pricing methods. In this first blog I’ll cover sub-capacity pricing.
IntelliMagic at SHARE Pittsburgh
A look back at SHARE Pittsburgh with links to all of the presentations and sessions we hosted.