IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - September 2017 - 4
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BOWMAN
Making the Move
o you know someone who actually likes moving?
I know I don't. Between the logistical challenges of
updating documents and bank accounts and the
sheer annoyance of not being able to find your favorite
items for months, moving isn't easy.
So when faced with the possibility of packing up all their
things and plunking it down somewhere else, many people
drag their feet. I've definitely put up with rowdy neighbors or a
cramped living space for far longer than I should have, simply
to avoid the hassle of moving.
IBM Power Systems* clients need not have the same anxiety
and hesitation in migrating to SAP HANA, however. The IBM
Systems Lab Services Migration Factory is ready to assist with
every step of the process-and best of all, clients can still keep
their critical business applications running on IBM i or AIX*
while running SAP HANA on a Linux* partition.
Still not convinced now is the right time to make the switch
to SAP HANA? Turn to page 14 to discover the business case
for migrating and how choosing to run SAP HANA on
Power Systems can magnify those advantages.
In "Planning Your SAP HANA Migration?" on page 38, Mark
Short, lead migration consultant, IBM Systems Lab Services
Fernando Volken Togni
Fernando Volken Togni is a Brazilian-born
illustrator currently living in London. He's
passionate about illustrating daily life with
intricate compositions, clear-cut shapes and
bold colors. Check out his work in "Planning
Your SAP HANA Migration?" on page 38.
He loves designing for editorials, advertising,
fashion and any challenging briefs. On his
time off he loves running by the canal close
to the boats.
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Migration Factory, walks clients through the process, including
how they can mitigate common migration challenges.
Elsewhere in this month's issue, you'll find the results
of our Reader Survey. Turn to the special section (starting
after the cover story) to read about the challenges that IBM
Power Systems users are facing in their IT environments,
and how the content in IBM Systems Magazine helps them
learn new strategies, troubleshoot problems and defend the
Power Systems platform to upper management.
Moving your home might be fraught with challenges, but
migrating to SAP HANA doesn't have to be. Read this month's
issue to discover how IBM can help you make the switch.
Claire Walling // Managing Editor
Q Keelia Moeller
Keelia Moeller is a former editorial assistant
for IBM Systems Magazine; she wrote the
readership survey results article that comes
after the cover story. Keelia is an avid reader
of literature and literary theory. As a candidate for an MA in English, she spends the
majority of her "free time" immersed in books
or scholarly articles. When she's not reading,
she's writing about everything she's already
read. This summer alone, she's read seven
books, two plays and countless literary
theories, and has written over 60 pages
in analytical essays.