Reflections on IBM i 7.1 As It Nears Its 7th Birthday

There’s a birthday coming up for a dear old friend and it presents an opportunity for reflection. On April 23, IBM i 7.1 will reach its 7-year milestone as a supported operating system. If IBM announced an end to 7.1 support today, it will have been the longest fully supported release in the history of [...]

Consolidate All Your Linux Servers onto One with LinuxONE

A little over 10 years ago, IBM ran a TV commercial that showed two IT guys in a data center that was empty except for one server against the back wall. The hysterical character fears their servers have all been taken. “No,” the calm character reassures him. “We just moved them all onto that one.” [...]


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 [...]

To Dock or Not to Dock? A Shakespearian Question Put to the Software Stack

Using containers such as Linux Docker to build a microservices application architecture in AWS is the hip development thing today. But do containers truly help dev teams become more nimble and agile, or is this yet another development fad that will quietly fade away? Microservices application architecture and containers resulted from dramatic pressure on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 Toxic Behaviors that Sabotage Linux App Success

We have all worked on projects that haven’t been entirely smooth or successful. This happens for a lot of reasons, but I thought I’d share some of the top factors that get in the way of successful Linux application development, and invite others to share their experiences. 1: Doesn’t Play Well with Others Everyone has [...]

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 [...]

IDC White Paper: Quantifying the Business Benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Solutions

Enterprises are increasingly adopting Linux as a secure, reliable and high-performing platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs while providing the agility needed to anticipate and react to changing business conditions. In particular, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating environment, which is based on the Linux open-source kernel, has become widely deployed by medium-sized [...]

What You Should Know About IBM PowerLinux

Open technology. Performance. Portability. Scalability. Linux on IBM Power Systems servers offer serious competitive advantages to organizations. Learn more about the benefits of Linux on Power and how it can help your company control costs, work efficiently and meet service-level agreements. For more information, read the  IBM PowerLinux Servers: Leveraging Virtualization for Operational Efficiencywhite paper [...]