Steve Mills took the stage – his expertise and client focus really shine through, but the best part was hearing about how IBM “eats its own cooking”. He shared about the IT transformation that IBM has undergone, under Jeannette Horan’s direction, to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs. Did you know that IBM has to manage over 100 petabytes of production data? How do you think they do that – you’re right, Tivoli Storage Solutions!! Steve has such a way with words. I especially loved the sound byte, “Linux runs like a scalded dog on the IBM mainframe.”
Next up was Bob Picciano – he brought up an impressive panel of customers from Equifax, Rogers, GE and Erie County. Each had a unique story to tell about working with IBM to optimize their business.
The Storage sessions today continued to support the main themes of unified data protection, storage virtualization, and cloud. There were proof points from Bank of China with their consolidated backup and recovery environment, and Unum who delivered a presentation around Storage Virtualization using San Volume Controller and Tivoli Productivity Center. And speaking of TPC, I hope you made it down to the Solutions Expo to see the new GUI for TPC (@ Ped 44) that is being tested right now with customers. Butterfly Software also had a session, talking about data center consolidation – if you haven’t heard what Butterfly can do for you, you owe it to yourself to learn! In fact, all our partners in the Solutions Expo have said what a great show this has been for them so far.
Even though these are long days, it’s so good to see everyone, hear from everyone, and learn so much! And tonight, WE DANCE! Maroon 5 takes the stage this evening, and I think everyone is ready for it! Remember we get to sleep in tomorrow, and hear from Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, as Day 3 focuses on Innovation.
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