Wikibon reports on IBM Edge and in particular the talk given by new General Manager for System Storage & Networking, Ambuj Goyal at Edge. Goyal's keynote emphasized flash, OpenStack and open standards - encouraging business to focus on storage as a way to derive value from data and information rather than being an archive or repository.
Join us for a Livestream & tweetchat with Ambuj and IBM on Oct 9th.
The event will see Ambuj Goyal, General Manager, Development and Manufacturing, IBM Systems & Technology, present a keynote
the changing challenges facing clients are having a dramatic impact on
their requirements for the underlying IT servers, storage and networking
infrastructure, that IBM refers to as Smarter Computing. Hear how for
some clients this can foster innovation & transformation, but for
others, it can mean quite simply survival.
The audience at Pennyhill, Bagshot, England, will include senior industry analysts and bloggers.
There is also an opportunity to submit questions for the tweetchat with Ambuj.
The number of large organizations in the U.S. is dwarfed by the millions
of SMBs – the true drivers of the economy. According to the U.S. Census
Bureau’s 2010 Statistics of U.S. Businesses,
17,236 firms in the country have more than 500 employees, while 5.7
million firms have less than 500. The challenges this silent majority
face managing the data deluge can be far more acute than those of
larger, well-resourced enterprises.
At IBM, we are now offering a storage system, IBM Storwize V3700, that’s designed to help the SMB get a foothold on Big Data. The easy to use and easy to manage Storwize V3700
can store up to 180TB of raw digital information on 120 hard drives, or
again, about all the content within the U.S. Library of Congress…times
18. Furthermore, its flexible architecture lets SMBs connect it to their
existing storage systems. Once connected, customers can virtualize
those systems and then migrate all of their data, including
applications, files, etc., to the Storwize V3700 entirely, with no
disruption to users and a minimum amount of downtime.
Jim Kelly, analyst with Wikibon gave this analysis of this weeks updates to siliconAngle tv.
“It does require a lot of expertise, and it costs money and time and
effort. IBM realized that here’s an opportunity for SMBs that haven’t
been able to get involved in big data…to allow them to deploy big data
and start using it, at least in a modified fashion, at a price point
that is feasible for small businesses."
Things kicked off properly today after a welcome reception last night with one-on-ones this morning followed by deep dive sessions on cloud, data and security.
After lunch Rod Adkins, Senior VP and Amuj Goyal, GM, Research & Manufacturing hosted the general sessions. We've captured some of the reaction to events today in our storify but you can get all the tweets on #IBMes12 from today and coming up tomorrow morning.
On a personal note I got to meet up again with Frank De Gilio (IBM Dist. Eng.), Adrian Bowles (STORM) and fellow Brit, Gary Barnett (Bathwick Group).
Talking of data centers, research with IDC has shown that only 21% of 300 companies surveyed are running data centers at their highest efficiency. Here is an IDC paper on how business can improve the efficiencies of it's data centers.
In the Conversations with Innovators series, James Governor and Stephen O'Grady co-founders of disruptive (my word) analyst firm, Redmonk share their perspectives of the Social Business industry.
But what I really liked about this starts at 7:00 when Lennie asks if there is a temptation for people to pave the cow path, in that we try to apply technology to business processes that are broken. James replies with, "What's wrong with cow paths. Those cows have probably found a good way to get across the field." In other words, people often find the best way to work, regardless of the actual process the business has tried to implement. "What developers should do [...] is look at how people actually want to work."