IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - August 2017 - 4
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BOWMAN
've been an avid runner for more than a decade, and
over time I've accumulated a substantial amount of
gear and accessories. These items aren't superfluous,
however; they all work in harmony to achieve a given
outcome, whether that's a quick 5-mile run after work
or finishing a marathon. Shoes and shorts are standard
equipment; a GPS watch, sunglasses, rain jacket, etc.,
aren't mandatory to hit the pavement, but each item works
together to make the long miles easier and more enjoyable.
IBM Power Systems* servers and software work together in
a similar way: The platform offers superior performance and
reliability on its own, but when paired with PowerVM*,
PowerVC*, PowerHA* and PowerSC*, it provides a steady infrastructure on which to build a private cloud for your organization.
Similar to how each piece of running gear performs a specific
role to make every mile easier, each distinct element of the IBM
Power Systems Software* stack works in tandem to make your
private cloud more scalable, available, reliable and securable.
Turn to this month's cover story on page 16 to learn more
about the Power Systems Software stack. Rajesh Rengarajan,
vice president of Power Software Development, and Distinguished Engineers Chet Mehta and Carl Burnett explain how
Power Software leverages OpenStack technology to provide
secure, scalable and easily deployable cloud solutions.
On page 22, Jennifer Monk Lin, senior offering manager,
IBM Power Systems, explains how the IBM Cloud Manage-
Tim Kramer is an avid cyclist who can be found
on his bike whenever the weather permits, and
sometimes even when it doesn't. When he's not on
his bike, he works as a senior software engineer for
IBM, a role that led him to be interviewed for this
month's IT Today on page 9. He's twice completed the grueling 120-mile Triple Bypass ride in the
Colorado mountains, but his most challenging ride
might have been a heart-stopping journey across
the center of Paris during morning rush hour.
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ment Console enables clients to manage their on-premises
and off-premises infrastructure remotely.
Also in this issue, we talk with Tim Rowe and Tim Kramer
from the IBM i Development Lab about Navigator for i. Turn
to page 9 to learn how the GUI can help administrators
manage several key aspects of their IBM i environments. The
Power Systems marketing team shares what they're tweeting
and posting about-and how that insight can help clients-in
"Follow Us" on page 26.
Any task is easier when you have the right tools at your
disposal-and the same holds true when you use Power Software to help manage your Power Systems environment.
Claire Walling // Managing Editor
Parks and Recreation
Carl Burnett is a Distinguished Engineer within
Power Systems Software* development.
Over his career, he's worked on a variety of
projects including AIX* kernel features and
OS security. In his current role, he defines
technical strategy and development plans
for Power Systems Software products, a
role which led him to be interviewed for this
month's cover story on page 16. Carl enjoys
camping and hiking with a goal to visit most
of the U.S. National Parks. His current favorites are Big Bend, Zion, Capital Reef, Bryce
Canyon, Arches and the Grand Canyon.
Drawing the Line
Dan Matutina is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Manila,
Philippines. His work, featured in
"Anytime Management" on page
22, is a combination of angular,
graphic shapes layered with
hand-painted textures. Dan has
worked on projects for Google,
Pinterest, Airbnb, Samsung,
WIRED, Fast Co., Wallpaper*, The
Guardian, The Wall Street Journal,
Coca-Cola, Havaianas, Heineken
and Uniqlo, to name a few.