IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - November 2017 - 4
Secure by Design
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BOWMAN
hen I walk into my local bank, I notice myriad
security features instantly. Many of these
enhancements are rolled into the building's design:
A vault is installed in the basement, windows are reinforced
and entry points are limited. Even more security measures
are added after the fact, including security cameras,
protective screens for tellers, etc. Together, those features
coalesce to form a secure environment that I trust to house
my money and valuables.
The IBM Power Systems* platform functions in much the
same way: Security features such as IBM PowerSC* security
and compliance, blockchain technology, secure boot and more
come together to create a secure and resilient IT infrastructure
for your organization's mission-critical workloads.
Power Systems CTO Satya Sharma discusses IBM's commitment to simplifying security for clients in this month's cover
story. Turn to page 14 to read "Security Simplified." In "Demystifying Compliance" on page 18, learn how the redesigned GUI
for IBM PowerSC streamlines compliance with industry regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS. And in "Blockchain for 21st
Century Businesses" on page 9, IBM Distinguished Engineer Brad
Brech and Chuck Bryan, open-source data solutions offering
leader, share how IBM Hyperledger Fabric will revolutionize how
businesses track assets.
Since its foundation in 1997, Vasava, based
in Barcelona, Spain, has been a reference
point for design and creativity. The visual
design agency firmly believes in the power
of design as a transformational tool, capable
of changing the way we work and live. This
attitude has fueled the studio's imagination
for two decades, helping connect brands
with their audience. Turn to page 18 to see
Vasava artist Enric Godes' illustration work
for "Demystifying Compliance."
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Elsewhere in this issue, we examine the results of the Information Technology Intelligence Consulting's (ITIC) 2017-2018
Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability survey. Turn
to page 22 to read how the Power Systems platform stacked up
against its competition.
Security isn't about a single infallible barrier, but rather
about 360-degree protection from myriad sources. Read on
to discover how IBM is developing new solutions to address
clients' security concerns.
Claire Walling // Managing Editor
A Dog's Purpose
TJ is a guide dog in training for Guiding
Eyes for the Blind, a national organization that trains and pairs dogs to work
with visually impaired individuals. He's
named after IBM founder Thomas J.
Watson. TJ especially enjoys meeting
new IBM hires at New2Blue sessions,
where he shares how IBM Watson* technology helps Guiding Eyes match more
dogs with people who need them. Read
more about that collaboration on page 6.
When he's not at puppy class or doing
homework, TJ loves eating, playing with
his IBM plush bee and going on walks.