IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - October 2017 - FF9
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am developing and documenting a solid, easy-to-follow process
for my customers to add the Live Kernel Update functionality
introduced in AIX* 7.2. I have done the same type of proof of
concept for SR-IOV. I have access to the latest Power* hardware in our
Innovation Center, which is invaluable in fostering a relationship as a
trusted advisor with our customers.
As a Premier IBM Business Partner, my company performs server
consolidation studies, health checks and troubleshoots performance
issues impacting critical business operations. Our Galileo tool helps
expedite problem resolution and identify bottlenecks with AIX workloads
and other technologies.
I was introduced to AIX early in my nine-year professional career and it
laid a very solid foundation. If you're looking to vary your skillset and are
familiar with other flavors of UNIX*, the AIX OS is an excellent skill to have.
Many businesses are migrating to the cloud. AIX users on Power*
are being challenged to adapt and more cloud hosting companies are
appearing to support AIX on Power.
SE N I O R SYSTEM S ENG INEER
T H E AT S G R O U P
y team and I work with IBM i clients who have seen the effects
of the Power Systems* platform's ability to just sit in the
corner and run. I help clients modernize and optimize their
infrastructure and applications to support current and future business
workloads. I'm able to show clients who are getting pressure to move
off the platform that staying on IBM i gives them a more cost effective,
reliable, and efficient future.
My company, which is an IBM Business Partner, supports a large
portfolio of hardware, software and services offerings within the IBM
i stack. This provides a foundation for connecting companies with
innovative solutions to increase their competitive advantage.
I see a big opportunity for mid-size IBM i shops to cost-effectively
introduce high availability and external SAN storage into their
With almost six years of experience with Power*, I'm a raving fan of the
platform. I grew up around the platform as my father Scott Palma started
writing RPG code 25-plus years ago and launched Arbor Solutions in 1991.
If you show interest in the platform, aren't afraid to dive into the
technology and show a willingness to learn, the IBM i community will
make you successful.
PA L M A
TE C H SO L UTIO NS CONSULTA NT
ARBOR SO L UTIO NS INC.
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