IBM says goodbye to it’s well known well loved storage platforms the DS8300 and DS8100 systems. Both systems will become end of service in March next year.
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Since 1987 Blue Chip have dominated the UK IBM i (AS/400) marketplace with quality sustainable support.
On a recent trip to see a client in Malaysia and Singapore we reviewed the service Blue Chip are providing on IBM AIX systems and were told that our service was fantastic , with few infrastructure related issues compared to their Redhat Linux estate.
I have a customer in London with a rather large IBM tape library.
Recently we were discussing an upgrade to new TS1140 drives and it shocked me how much additional capacity they would achieve and just how much they would have in total.
Through a combination of certified IBM technical skills, investment in IBM technology and a commitment to working directly with IBM, Blue Chip have now been awarded Premier IBM Business Partner status.
It’s a bit like your house insurance – you would much rather be talking about your new Rain Forest Shower unit in your en-suite or your new granite surfaces in the kitchen, rather than the details of your insurance policy.
I met Dr Frank at last week’s 2 day NiSUG (IBM i user group) in Windsor, England, where I also met other IBM'ers Alison Butterill and her entourage from IBM headquarters in Armonk, USA.
IBM seem to have honed in on security with this release and also significant new functions in DB2 for i systems management.
With more and more talk about 'The Cloud', IaaS and virtualisation what is the future for actual physical hardware sitting in our computer rooms?
20 years ago I began my career as an engineer working on IBM technology.
This release, which was announced on April 10, 2007, has had a long life among the OS/400 family of operating systems.
With IBM withdrawing support on older releases of AIX, I have seen a flurry of customers reaching out to IBM and paying additional support fees to provide them with extended support.
So many businesses are affected with the data explosion modern IT infrastructure and practices can generate.
Ok, so we all know the bible story of the boy David who faced the giant warrior Goliath. Goliath was a battle hardened giant, well armoured and equipped with the best weapons. David was a small shepherd boy equipped only with a sling and the five stones he picked to take to battle. In the batt
Since the financial crash hit in 2007 and wiped trillions of pounds from the world’s economy, the term "doing more with less" seems to have become the mantra for IT departments around the world.
On the 4th of December HP announced their new 3PAR product set, effectively ending the era of the HP EVA.
Do you really need to buy more storage?
Traditional SAN storage is stuck in the past. Controversial? No I don’t think so, most storage vendors have not kept their technology up with the technical and budgetary needs for SAN storage users today –
With the demise of sales of IBM's most popular impact printer range, withdrawn by Ricoh recently, where can you buy IBM® impact printers?
Blue Chip of course!
One of the biggest headaches for technical people using large VM estates is the back end storage.
Here is why…
With VMware’s Thin Provisioning utility a techie is easily able to eliminate the need to dedicate full capacity of the hard disk of a VM upfront.