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IBM Power8 End of Service Support

IBM Power8 End of Life EOL a.k.a End of Support Service EOS IBM Power8 Servers are being withdrawn from service for IBM Maintenance and Support, and will also discontinue leases and rentals. As of July 17, 2023, standard IBM Hardware Maintenance HWMA for IBM Power8 models can no longer be purchased. ✅ Midland however will continue to sell used and refurbished IBM Power8 Servers, parts and related extended maintenance and support service agreements to customers. All used and refurbished IBM i and IBM AIX Power hardware sold by Midland includes warranty and support, and optional extended maintenance and support agreements can...

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2024 IBM Power10 Pricing: Optimizing Cost Efficiency for Small Businesses with 3 example pricing configurations.


🔊 Read by AI Larry   Every investment counts, especially in this era of dynamic AI driven tech. Choosing the right computing infrastructure is pivotal.IBM Power10, with its robust performance and scalability, offers a tailored solution for small enterprises.This article delves into the pricing strategies for IBM Power10, providing insights into three example configurations aimed at optimizing cost efficiency. Understanding IBM Power10 Pricing Models IBM Power10 pricing models are designed to cater to a diverse range of business needs. The flexibility of these models allows small businesses to tailor their infrastructure to specific requirements while ensuring cost-effectiveness. Let's explore three example...

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A 2024 Comprehensive Guide On IBM i Performance Optimization ( every Enterprise IT Director should know ) with actionable pro tips.

IBM Power10 Comprehensive Performance Enhancement Guide This comprehensive guide, contains key strategies and actionable pro tips

Understanding Performance Metrics Before diving into optimization strategies, it's essential to understand the key performance metrics that impact the overall health of an IBM i system. Some of the critical metrics include: CPU Utilization: Monitoring CPU usage helps identify potential bottlenecks and ensures that the processor is efficiently utilized. Memory Usage: Managing memory effectively is crucial for preventing performance degradation. Monitoring memory consumption and addressing memory leaks is essential. Disk I/O: Tracking disk I/O operations helps identify potential issues with storage and optimize data access. Network Throughput: Monitoring network performance is vital, especially in distributed environments, to ensure smooth communication between...

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IBM i 7.5 (V7R5) Details: Everything you need to know

IBM V7R5 (7.5) was released on May 10, 2022 Enhancements include new features to the base OS400 operating system, DB2 Database, IBM i license programs and support for additional Open Source solutions. IBM i V7R5 is supported by IBM i Power10, Power9 Systems and future IBM Power System models. This article will explain the details of each enhancement and new feature available with the initial IBM V7R5 release. The successive V7R5 Technology Refresh releases will be explained in detail in separate articles. IBM V7R5 TR1 was released on December 2, 2022, and IBM V7R5 TR2 was released on May 5, 2023. IBM...

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IBM V7R5 TR1 Technology Refresh Details

IBM V7R5 Technology Refresh 1 TR1 builds on the simplicity of integration theme in the IBM i 7.5.0 base release, and includes many fixes and enhancements that improve performance of IBM i Power10 and Power9 servers as explained in the memo to IBM i customers. The IBM V7R5 TR1 enhancements and new functions released on December 2, 2022 are explained in this article below. IBM i 7.5 TR1 has been designated MF99401 PTF in PTF Group Level is SF99957, and has RS-750-B Resave Level and RE22291 PTF Marker. IBM V7R5 TR2 enhancements and new functions are explained in a separate article,...

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The Sweet Spot of Modern Enterprise Computing


Becoming a digital enterprise is necessary, but that doesn't make it easy. It's even harder when you don't have the right tools for the job. For any enterprise-class compute platform to be able to function as the engine of the digital enterprise, it needs to meet some strict criteria.  Research company IDC (International Data Corporation) tested the new IBM Power10 processor and E1080 platform to see how they checked the boxes on the following critical considerations:  Security as an Imperative Requirement The Reliability mandateScalability and sustainabilityThe right hybrid IT infrastructureThe importance of AI and where to run it We're happy to...

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IBM Immutable Backups for Cyber Resilience

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Immutable backup technology is crtical component for Cyber Resiliency and Disaster Recovery for organizations of any size. Cyber resilience is a measure of an organization’s ability to protect data and continue business operations despite a successful cyberattack involving data that is either corrupted or destroyed, such as from a malware or ransomware attack. The measure of cyber resiliency is based on amount of data loss and recovery time required to resume normal business operations. If you were to conduct a cyber resiliency analysis of your environment based on NIST CSF, it would assesses and score your organization’s readiness to sustain and...

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IBM S1014 P05 AS400 Entry Server

The IBM S1014 9105-41B EPG0 4-core Processor is the most popular Power10 model for AS400 workloads, which is not surprising considering the amount of CPW IBM added for the new entry P05 software tier system. The IBM i S1014 9105-41B EPG0 4-core processor has a whopping 106,300 CPW, and that is a lot of power for the SMB market to take advantage of. IBM more than doubled the CPW for the new Power10 S1014 4-core IBM i entry model, which is an astonishing increase in comparison to the previous fastest P05 Power9 processor system, the IBM S914 9009-41G EP50 4-Core that...

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