About Stan Staszak

Stan Staszak is Sirius' VP of Power Systems Solutions.

Is It Live or Is It Flape?

How are you storing your data? How much of it do you need to access at a moment’s notice? And what is it costing you to store it? If questions like these leave you shrugging your shoulders, you’re not alone. Considering all the storage options available today—cloud, hard disk drives, flash and tape—it can be [...]


Today’s organizations need servers designed for big data that are optimized and secure, and can adapt to changing business demands. POWER8 and SAP HANA not only help clients accelerate their business, but also provide the competitive edge to help them innovate like never before. Niel Balsino, Sirius Sr. Power Engineer for Linux, recently hosted a [...]

PowerLinux Turbo LAMP: Turbo-charge Your Open-Source Applications!

So, what the heck is LAMP anyway, and how do you optimize it? LAMP is an acronym that stands for the Linux operating system, Apache HTTP server, MySQL database and the PHP programming language. The term describes a solution stack for building and running the most robust and dynamic Web and mobile-enabled applications, and it’s [...]

Top 10 Reasons Why Power Systems Is an Ideal Platform for Analytics

Here is the list of Top 10 reasons why IBM Power Systems is an ideal platform for big data and analytics type workloads: DB2 Web Query for IBM i reporting and analytics SAP HANA support (Statement of Direction) Cognos Enterprise and SPSS for business analytics InfoSphere Big Insights and Streams for big data Solution for [...]

Sirius Case Study: POWER8 and SSD at Group Dekko

Sirius client Group Dekko, Inc. (Dekko) was established in 1952 with five employees producing ready-made wiring harnesses for manufacturers of commercial refrigerators. Today, Dekko is a highly diversified company that employs approximately 1,500 associates across 11 facilities in three states and Mexico, manufacturing a broad variety of products for the office furniture, transportation, industrial, architectural [...]

Linux on Power: Ready for Prime Time!

Did you know that Linux is the fastest-growing operating system on the planet? A recent IDC study shows that Linux is currently growing at 3.4 percent per year, and it has around 23 percent market share in the data center -- almost double that of all UNIX systems combined. Linux has actually been supported on [...]

IBM POWER8 Just Keeps Getting Better

Last Spring IBM announced their new POWER8 processor portfolio, the first processors designed specifically for big data. Now, they’re building on the success of their scale-out server models by announcing the follow on enterprise-class POWER8 server models, the E870 and E880. IBM continues to bring innovative technology to the Power Systems platform by introducing servers [...]

Linux on Power Delivers Industry-Leading Performance at the Right Price

When many IT professionals hear that a workload runs on Power Systems, they automatically wonder if it is hosted on IBM i or AIX. Did you know that in addition to the ‘Watson’ application, there are over 2,500 Linux-based applications that are tested and run natively on the Power Systems platform? As the Linux Enterprise [...]