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KeyInfo has been an IBM Reseller and Platinum Partner of IBM, the world's largest information technology company, for over a decade. IBM has over 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate and works with companies of all sizes around the world to deploy a full range of technologies.

IBM strives to lead in the invention, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics. These advanced technologies deliver value to clients through professional solutions, services and consulting businesses worldwide. As a dedicated IBM Reseller, talk to KeyInfo today to discover how we can help you succeed with IBM innovations.

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IBM Power Systems

IBM Power Systems accelerate big data insights and hybrid cloud deployment. A growing open server ecosystem infuses innovation into Power Systems so clients are better equipped for cloud, analytics and mobile workloads as well as handling complex, mission critical applications with confidence.

On a chip-per-chip basis, IBM Power Systems have almost always had a performance and price-performance lead on other comparable chips. With Power9, this trend continues.

As you can imagine, IBM is putting a lot of its energy in the Power Linux space, in order to build ecosystems, drive workloads, build more adoption, and advance technologies in high-end, scalable databases like SAP HANA, and in scale-out databases like MongoDB and Redis. These are, after all where Power Systems shines.

IBM Power9 Upgrades

  • A die shrink to 14 manometers for better, raw chip core performance
  • The bandwidth between the chip and memory is dramatically expanded from DDR3 to DDR4
  • Open Power Foundation - a set of Linux systems will be available that’ll work with standard memory
  • Chip Kill - if one core is experiencing a challenge, the system will deactivate that core and the rest of the compute will continue unfettered.
  • Lane Steering - if you lose a link to the memory you can continue to process without any delays.
  • Hardware enforced trusted execution - requires a workload to execute on a specific serial number in a trusted way, so that workload can never be hijacked, corrupted or interfered with.

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IBM Flash

Flash will transform your business with better data driven decisions in real-time. Mobile, social, analytics, cloud computing, and security are enabling businesses to reach new heights and have an unusually strong need for exceptionally fast storage. As businesses are discovering, no storage systems do a better job of satisfying that need than the IBM FlashSystem family of all-flash storage arrays, engineered for flash from the ground up. They provide microsecond response times, rather than the millisecond responsiveness of competing products like solid-state drives (SSDs) originally designed for slower disk-based systems.

FlashSystem arrays also enable even the biggest big data analytics applications to process massive quantities of information rapidly making Flash an ideal platform for cloud computing. FlashSystem arrays rev up data protection by helping security applications detect threats and enforce controls all but instantaneously, so businesses can safely harness the game-changing power of cloud computing, analytics, mobility, and social media. The demand for the absolute fastest possible access to data is growing and IBM FlashSystem arrays satisfy those demands fully and efficiently. As a dedicated IBM Reseller, contact KeyInfo™ to learn about how we can help put the IBM Flash solution to work for you.

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IBM PureData for Analytics    Data Science and Business Analytics

In today’s era of big data, technology is allowing us to consume more data and generate new insights for competitive advantage. It is mandatory to have fast access to insight and to have the agility to quickly respond to rapidly evolving analytic requirements.

IBM® PureData™ for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology, is changing the game for data warehouse appliances. Designed to help you unlock data’s true potential, the new PureData System for Analytics is Big Data and Business Intelligence ready, offers advanced security at no extra cost and offers a broad family of appliance models.

In addition to the features and benefits of the data warehouse appliance itself, you now get the added benefit of additional software to exploit big data opportunities and leading business intelligence capabilities. Included with the data warehouse appliance are software licenses to get you started with IBM Cognos for business intelligence, IBM InfoSphere DataStage for data integration, IBM InfoSphere BigInsights to augment your data warehouse with Hadoop data services and IBM InfoSphere Streams for an introduction to real-time streaming analytics.

With simple deployment, out-of-the-box optimization, no tuning and minimal on-going maintenance, the IBM PureData System for Analytics has the industry’s fastest time-to-value and lowest total-cost-of-ownership. As a dedicated IBM Reseller, contact KeyInfo™ to learn about how we can help put the IBM PureData™ for Analytics solution to work for you.

IBM Spectrum Software

IBM Spectrum Storage™ can cost-effectively optimize cloud and other storage environments while enabling new opportunities for applications such as analytics, mobile and social with huge data volumes.  Spectrum Storage unlocks the potential of data and increases your business agility and efficiency in numerous ways. Spectrum Storage enhances the speed and efficiency of your storage and simplifies migration to new workloads by:

  • Simplifying and integrating storage management and data protection across traditional and new applications
  • Delivering elastic scalability with high performance for analytics, big data, social and mobile
  • Unifying silos to deliver data without borders with built-in hybrid cloud support
  • Optimizing data economics with intelligent data tiering from Flash to tape and cloud
  • Building on open architectures supporting industry standards including OpenStack and Hadoop

Spectrum Accelerate offers grid-scale block storage with rapid deployment that helps speed delivery of data across an enterprise and adds extreme flexibility to cloud deployments

Spectrum Scale is flash accelerated, industrial strength, highly scalable software defined storage that enables global shared access to data with extreme scalability and agility for cloud and analytics

Spectrum Virtualize software is at the heart of IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize family, enabling these systems to deliver efficient and reliable virtualization that enhances storage to improve resource utilization and productivity and streamlines deployment for a simpler, more responsive, scalable and cost efficient IT infrastructure

Spectrum Control provides efficient infrastructure management for virtualized, cloud and software-defined storage to simplify and automate storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring and reporting

Spectrum Protect enables reliable, efficient data protection and resiliency for software defined, virtual, physical and cloud environments

Spectrum Archive enables you to automatically move infrequently accessed data from disk to tape to lower costs while retaining ease of use and without the need for proprietary tape applications

As a dedicated IBM Reseller, contact KeyInfo™ to learn about how we can help put the IBM Spectrum Storage™ solution to work for you.

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IBM Cloud Object Storage

Formerly named Cleversafe, IBM Cloud Object Storage is Software-defined and hardware aware single instance Object Storage that leverages commodity hardware and dramatically lowers cost. The software-based object storage has been developed for Exabyte-scale deployment, and is already in use by multiple customers who each have greater than 100PB of unstructured storage capacity in production. Instead of creating multiple copies of your data and storing them in different systems, a single instance is dispersed, stored and retrieved across a private storage cloud.

Feature and Benefits:

  • Scale performance and/or capacity at any time
  • No downtime operations
  • Data encryption
  • Erasure-coding techniques
  • Reliability and availability
  • No storage of multiple data copies
  • No RAID sets or replication schemes
  • Manage more Petabytes with less people
  • Less raw storage
  • Lower TCO
  • Implemented on premise and/or hybrid cloud
  • Distributed across geographic locations

As a dedicated IBM Reseller, contact KeyInfo to learn about how we can help put the IBM Cloud Object Storage solution to work for you.


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Making the Case for Object Storage

Because of its greater flexibility and almost infinite capacity, object storage is the best option for organizations that are looking for a cost-effective, scalable and easily managed storage solution to help them keep up with the exponential growth of data and their changing storage needs.