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IBM PERSPECTIVE Changing the Digital World I How companies ingest, mine, manage and leverage this data can unlock unlimited possibilities and opportunities for both the business and the customer. But we cannot emphasize enough that without the right underpinning infrastructure, a once galloping enterprise can be quickly left in the dust by those acting on their data. That's why IBM has furthered its commitment to powerful and cognitive systems of insight, unveiling a whole new Power Systems* Linux* class designed for clusters and clouds- the LC line of servers. The LC line of Power Systems servers represents a different way to experience Power Systems. One big advantage is the fact that these servers have been infused with technology from the OpenPOWER Foundation backed by thousands of developers creating POWER* architecture-based hardware and software solutions. Collaborating with our OpenPOWER partners like NVIDIA, Mellanox, Cannonical, TYAN and Wistron, the Power Systems LC line is a compelling alternative to Linuxbased x86 machines. The LC lineup consists of three new servers, optimized for today's data mining workloads. The S812LC is a Linux solution optimized for Spark and Hadoop to provide immediate insights with incredible efficiency. The S812LC is joined by two variants of our new S822LC, the S822LC for commercial computing and the S822LC for high performance computing (HPC). The S822LC is optimized for compute intensive big data and cognitive workloads in the data center. With the high-performance computing variant, the added capability of GPU acceleration delivers differentiation in HPC and high-performance analytics workloads. Along with this exciting new line, we're also announcing increased capabilities to our PurePower System* by enabling all three OSs-IBM i, AIX* and Linux while also enhancing the reliability, availability and serviceability of the Integrated Infrastructure Manager. There will also now be simplified and automated workload management across IBM i, AIX and Linux for simpler and more scalable cloud deployment enabled by OpenStack, PowerVM* and PowerVC. The buying experience of the LC servers will also change the way IBM does business with its Power Systems clients. Clients can now purchase new LC servers on the Web, with simple pricing and superior service and support, creating a truly digital experience. To learn more about this exciting new line of Power Systems servers, visit the announcement website ( systems/power/announcement) and on-demand webcast ( R DOUG BALOG General Manager, IBM Power Systems NOVEMBER 2015 // 5 PHOTOGRAPHY BY CRAIG WASHBURN n a world awash in data, the way that organizations engage with their customers has forever changed. Where companies used to rely on telephone customer service centers and antique suggestion boxes, they are now inundated with data of all kinds, from multiple sources and devices, requiring different responses.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - November 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: No waiting
IBM Perspective: Changing the digital world
Partner PoV: Legacy RPG apps don't age well. It's time to modernize
Trends: Two Lab Services offerings benefit clients installing POWER8 servers
Case Study: Cutting Through The Fog: Sunstate Equipment Company increases operational visibility by modernizing a core application
Cover Story: Wait Less, Gain More: Transform to a digital business with new Linux systems
Feature: Innovation At The Speed of Business: Enhanced PurePower puts clients ahead of the pack
Tech Showcase: New Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
IT Today: IBM helps clients make better decisions based on actual IT costs
Solutions: SQL/Pro 5.0; iSecurity User Provisioning; SourceMeter; iEventMonitor; SEQUEL 11
Snapshot: Terry Harmer
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2016 Power Systems Solution Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - November 2015