About Niel Balsino

Niel Balsino is a Senior Power Engineer-Linux with Sirius Computer Solutions.

The Secret to Jumpstarting Your AI Strategy

Organizations across all industries are seeing the value and competitive advantage of having an artificial intelligence (AI) strategy.  AI applications include consumer sentiment analysis, market prediction and fraud risk, drug discovery and genomics, video classification, medical imaging, language processing, and sensor analysis, and numerous other AI use cases. The challenges of implementing an AI strategy [...]

5 Reasons You Can’t Wait to Modernize Your Infrastructure

What era of servers is your business running on? Can your outdated infrastructure compete in the age of digital transformation, where unprecedented data growth is driving the business economy? Or are you continuing to invest in a platform that was built ten years ago, or even more? Decade-old servers can’t keep pace with the mechanisms [...]

PowerAI: An Acceleration Superhighway for AI

While a DIY approach may be a fun way to tackle a home project, it’s not always the best way to get a job done. For example, why go through the complex and labor-intensive process of building a car from all its individual parts before you can enjoy driving it, when you can buy a [...]

5 Key Considerations When Choosing a Data Science Platform

Organizations today are gathering mass quantities of data from a multitude of sources in an effort to gain insights that will improve their business outcomes. But what good is a stockpile of data if the information derived is not analyzed and acted upon quickly and correctly? The ability to rapidly uncover patterns in collected data [...]

The High Performance Enterprise Cloud

With the growing trend toward digital transformation, and increased expectations on IT leaders to manage more with less money, one type of architecture has been steadily growing in popularity due to its ability to dramatically simplify day-to-day data center operations. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) was introduced in 2014, and has since been used to advance resource [...]

Step on the Gas: Accelerating Your Database Projects

Businesses today are collecting more data than ever before as a result of the “data flood” caused by the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, cell phones and email. All that collected data is stored in databases that must be properly managed, accessed, tracked and protected, adding to the already heavy workload of IT staff [...]

Using Open-Source Databases to Solve Data-Intensive Business Challenges

Organizations are struggling to analyze an unprecedented flood of structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources such as social media, cell phones and the Internet of Things, along with traditional systems of record. Structured data includes relational databases, legacy application files and spreadsheets, while examples of unstructured data include text, social media, emails, [...]

Breaking Your Data Center’s Bottleneck

We all know what a bottleneck is. Perhaps the most common image of a bottleneck that all of us have experienced is a glass bottle of ketchup: No matter how hard we shake it, the thick ketchup gets stuck in the narrow neck of the bottle, and then very slowly – and eventually – it [...]

PowerKVM – Open Source Server Virtualization For Linux Scale-Out Servers

KVM stands for Kernel-Based Virtual Machine, and it has become the popular choice for Linux open source virtualization in the data center.  KVM is a mature technology that enables you to share real compute, memory, and I/O resources through server virtualization. These virtual resources are used by virtual machines, called VMs or guests, running on [...]

IBM Power Systems LC Servers for Linux Cloud and Clusters Solutions

The success of Linux in the data center relies on open-source software and open development. That’s how IBM came up with the idea to build the first open hardware platform, called OpenPower, using the IBM POWER8 processor.  Now, IBM has announced the next servers based on POWER8 processors, the IBM Power Systems LC Server family. [...]