IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - January 2018 - 4
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BOWMAN
bought a new TV on Black Friday. I'm normally not
one to fight the crowds for the latest, greatest thing,
but the performance and simplicity were tough to beat.
Whereas my previous model required plugging in a sound
system and connecting an HDMI cable to my laptop to
stream shows, my new TV features an integrated Roku
streaming device, Wi-Fi capabilities and a high-quality
sound system. As technology evolves, more and more
features are being rolled into existing products.
IBM cloud offerings function in a similar way. New additions such as IBM Cloud Private, the IBM Power Systems*
Software stack and others are being married with existing
offerings to create comprehensive public, private and hybrid
cloud solutions for clients.
Turn to this month's cover story, "The Cloud Evolution,"
on page 10 to read what Steve Sibley, vice president of
IBM Power Systems Offering Management, has to say about
the cloud transformation to meet clients' needs. Next, turn to
"Stacking the Cloud" on page 16 to learn how recent updates
to the AIX* software stack can help clients improve security,
high availability and more across cloud platforms.
Elsewhere in this issue, discover how the thriving
open-source community is revolutionizing the way applications are developed and problems are solved. Read "Collective
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Brett Martin, whose feature story "Stacking the Cloud" appears on page 16, writes
non-fiction books for elementary school
students. His books include how science,
technology, engineering and mathematics
principles are used in football and hockey, how
search and rescue robots work, and an introduction to big data and machine learning.
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Wisdom" on page 20 to learn more. On Page 25, read the
results of our Linux on POWER* survey, which reveals the
challenges and opportunities readers face in running the
OS on Power Systems. Also packaged with this issue is our
2018 Solutions Edition, filled with product listings from business partners and ISVs.
Cloud technology is changing fast, and IBM is poised to
help you tackle challenges as they arise-no matter if your
mission-critical applications run on a public, private or hybrid
Claire Walling // Managing Editor
Q Steve Craft
Steve Craft left the frozen climate of
Canada to thaw out in the Arizona
desert after getting his film degree
from York University in Toronto. See
his portrait of Andrea Fletcher on
page 40. He might have left Canada
behind, but Steve continues to play
ice hockey a couple times a week and
still dreams of playing for the Toronto
Maple Leafs. Oh, yeah, he also listens