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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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Henry Rodriguez, August 20, 1965 – January 31, 2021

We said good bye today to a very dear friend and family member Henry Rodriguez.  It was a beautiful ceremony for a truly beautiful person.  Henry was loved by everyone that knew him, which showed by the huge turnout.  People flew in and drove to Florida from all over the country.  Those that had the opportunity to stand up to speak about him, knew exactly what to say.  Even if I were asked to speak, I do not know how I would have gotten through it.  The entire place had to be tears after hearing his sweet little daughter Oliva speak...

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Comparing the new Power9 9009-41G vs the 9009-41A

What's the difference between the new IBM S914 9009-41G and 9009-41A Power9 models? The only difference is the newer 9009-41G S914 model was built entirely with fourth generation PCIe technology, capable of delivering much better I/O performance, bandwidth and faster data transfers. The number of Gen4 PCIe slots vary based on the Power9 configuration, but the 9009-41G supports up to fourteen PCIe4 devices, eleven 6.4 TB Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) Solid State Drives for a total of 70.4 TB of usable NVMe SSD storage for an IBM i, AIX, Linux server or VIOS partition.     Performance gains of a IBM S914 9009-41G compared to...

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IBM i 7.4 TR2 Announcement Details 5770-SS1 V7R4

IBM i 7.4 TR2 Details: V7R4 Technology Release 2 Announcement for 5770-SS1 IBM i V7R4 TR2 Technology Release 2 for IBM POWER9 and POWER8 Systems with OS400 was announced on May 15, 2020, adding many new enhancements for security, encryption, virtualization, high availability, backup and recovery, web services, DB2 database, administration, architecture, APIs, development and many other major improvements that affect operating system components, software licenses and hardware features. IBM i 7.4 TR2 is supported on select Power Systems servers with POWER9 or POWER8 processors and OS400 operating systems. IBM i customers using Blades, PureFlex systems and older Power generation processors...

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Endpoint Security: Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

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Endpoint security management might be best handled by a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) to monitor and manage, because over 70% of cybersecurity breaches originate from endpoint devices, and almost every company admits they lack the required resources. Our endpoint security management services provide a centralized monitoring and remediation service that proactively discovers device vulnerabilities using real-time cybersecurity AI, monitors for required services needed for protection, blocks malicious applications and ensures endpoints are up to date with required patches according to defined policies. Hackers know endpoints are the easiest way to penetrate a network, and companies’ seldomly have multiple security controls...

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8 Signs it's time to consider getting your first small business server

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Is it the right time for you to get a small business server?  While the process of growth within small businesses can be exciting, business owners are often faced with technology pains that accompany a growing team. With more people come more computers and the once effective peer-to-peer method of managing computers when there were just a handful of people no longer proves to be effective or sustainable. With this growth in your business, it may be time to consider getting a small business server. If you are beginning to manage a small fleet of computers that share printers, scanners, internet...

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IBM Linux server hardware performance and software license costs

IBM Linux server hardware performance and software license costsThe best Linux server hardware for enterprise open-source ecosystems will be the platform that delivers the best processor, memory and disk performance per core. Judging by the number of discussions in customer support communities, technical articles and blog posts on various Linux server performance troubleshooting, there is clearly a need for a better performing Linux server for both scale up and scale out infrastructures. This article will explain the importance of selecting the best performing hardware for your Linux server farm and how it affects software license costs. IBM POWER10 and IBM POWER9 Linux...

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Is Power9 the best performing Linux server? Q&A With IBM Gold Partner, Midland Information Systems plus real world examples.

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  IBM Power9 Servers may be the best Linux server to run your applications. IBM Power Linux servers have a proven history of delivering over twice the performance per core compared to industry leading x86 server brands. IBM Power Linux servers have also proven to deliver the lowest cost of ownership compared to other Linux servers running on x86 hardware. Although there is no one single answer to this question, the two statements address what most people want to know when comparing Linux server workloads, such as: application server, database server, cloud server, SAP server, analytics server, business intelligence server, web...

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SFTP Client Software for IBM i iSeries AS400 Bank File Transfers

SFTP client software or Secure FTP that uses SSH (Secure Shell) and PGP encryption for secure file transfer over the SSH2 protocol as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) SSH (SECSH) working group. Customers with an AS400, iSeries or IBM i can use the Secure FTP (SFTP) to automate secure file transfers to their bank or other trading partners in just a few minutes. Banks like Bank of America, BankOne, CitiGroup, JP Morgan Chase, State Street, US Bank, Vanguard and Wells Fargo have additional file transfer requirements such as PGP encryption, ASCII armored, RSA public key exchange, sign and verify, key...

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6 Reasons Why You Should Choose IBM POWER9 for your Application Platform.

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IBM recently introduced their newest POWER servers with the POWER9 processor to the marketplace. Has your business has been debating staying on the IBM i platform instead of migrating your data to the cloud or to another OS platform like Linux Servers or another x86 server solution? You really should consider the benefits of the latest POWER9 systems are and IBM i 7.4.  The AS400 iSeries POWER lineup of servers has long held a reputation for reliability and security. IBM i is all about integration and innovation. Businesses running high-traffic, mission-critical applications are deploying IBM Systems in their own data centers and in...

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IBM i Saves Money for Companies in Multiple Ways

From its inception in the 1980s, the IBM AS400 and OS400 operating system has had many iterations and transformations over the years, but it has consistently maintained the distinguished honor of delivering businesses the lowest TCO midrange computing system in the industry. To this day, tens of thousands of businesses, including the largest companies in the world rely on the IBM i to run their most critical applications. There is no single reason, but collectively, the entire IBM i package of hardware, operating system, integrated database and all the features they encompass and provide businesses, is what contributes to the extremely...

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The Real Cost of NOT Upgrading to POWER9

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POWER System upgrades are often among the most prolonged and undervalued IT decisions. Why rush to invest in a POWER9 upgrade when your POWER7 or POWER8 server performance is perfectly fine? Truth is: over a 5-year span you may waste a good amount of cash maintaining those legacy systems instead of capitalizing on the true cost savings and many additional benefits a POWER9 server offers. Not a believer? Well here are the facts.Why Regular Hardware Updates Actually Save You MoneyLegacy IT modernization isn’t a persistent budget drain. On the contrary, regular updates save you a hefty sum in the long run....

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Disaster Recovery with Midland Information Systems

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Midland is proud to offer Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), starting at $525 per month to allow for continuing business operation of customers in the event of a disaster or unplanned outages for IBM POWER systems. Midland will provide an onsite IBM POWER server that will be scalable with processor (CPW), memory and disk. Your production systems will be replicating to the disaster recovery system and Group33 will manage replication.  Disaster Recovery Starting at $525 mo.  All of our systems will be hosted on site at Midland. We can offer an affordable solution by providing 9 to 5 support during normal...

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POWER9 in 2020: What’s Coming Ahead

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POWER9, IBM’s latest family of scale-up servers, has been around since August 2018. Since it’s debut, they received several new members, along with other hardware upgrades. In this post, we offer a quick recap of the new IBM releases in 2019, along with the outlook for 2020.  Before we dive into the updates, here’s a quick refresher on POWER9: New chips come with a 14 nm process (from 22 nm in POWER8), 8 billion transistors and peak bandwidth of 192 GB/s. The pipeline got a trim: 5 stages were eliminated from fetch to compute; 8 cycles were removed for floating-point operations....

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IBM Power Solid State Drives SSD

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 How to increase IBM POWER System application performance running on IBM i, AIX and Linux Server with SSDs (Solid State Drives) Every IBM POWER System application performs significantly faster running on SSD (microsecond and nanosecond response times, compared to millisecond and seconds). Application performance on IBM POWER Systems experiencing slow query responses times, have intensive I/O requirements or are experiencing latency as a result of accessing data on hard disk drives, can improve performance using various database and query approaches. However, the most effective and usually quickest approach is to replace traditional HHDs with IBM Solid State Drives (SSD) using either Enterprise or...

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Managed SIEM Services: Evaluation and Pricing

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Managed SIEM Services (MSIEM, SOCaaS, MSSP, SIEMaaS) can provide companies with various levels of security services at a reasonable price including: Monitoring (threat hunting), vulnerability scanningReporting, alertingRoot cause analysisData encrichment and intelligence providing context about security incidentsRecommendations for containment and remediation stepsPerform actual remediation on behalf customerSIEM tuning and managed security services needed to augment deficiencies in expertise and staffing. Managed SIEM prices vary based on the volume of events per second (EPS) and the required level of services from the SIEM as a Service provider. To compare apples to apples, be sure to request a detailed SOW and clear SLA. Outsourcing SIEM...

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IBM HMC Model Specifications and Comparisons

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The IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a virtual hardware appliance used to manage and monitor IBM i, AIX and Linux server workloads running on Power9, Power8, Power7, Power6 and Power5 Systems. The IBM HMC uses built in terminal emulation software to connect and control Power system resources, services, virtualization features and order Capacity Upgrade on Demand. The IBM HMC can consolidate the monitoring and management of all Power systems in a company’s infrastructure that is supported by the HCM code. Every HCM model supports different Power system models based on the version of HMC code. For instance, the latest HCM...

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