Volume 14, Number 20 -- October 21, 2014
The next issue of Four Hundred Stuff will publish on November 5.
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Despite IBM Power Surge, MPG Keeps Performance Tool Relevant
by Alex Woodie

The folks at Midrange Performance Group have a well-deserved reputation in the IBM i community as performance experts. When it comes to capacity planning exercises and sizing new boxes, its Performance Navigator product is considered top-notch. But how does the company keep PerfNav relevant when the majority of IBM i customers' workloads can comfortably fit on a relatively small machine? Here, it's the little things that count. READ MORE >

Shield Shoots the Gap Between HA and Vaulting with LVLT4i
by Alex Woodie

Shield Advanced Solutions is gearing up to launch Library Vault for IBM i, a new data vaulting solution aimed at larger IBM i shops and managed service providers. LVLT4i uses an interesting mix of remote journaling, object replication, and independent auxiliary storage pool (IASP) technologies, which Shield says provide the data protection of a full high availability solution but without the cost and complexity. READ MORE >

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Cybernetics Banks on IBM i Storage Expertise
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops have many options when it comes to selecting a virtual tape library (VTL) provider, including a software-based solution that runs on the Power Systems server itself. While you may not be familiar with the name Cybernetics, the storage device manufacturer is quite familiar with the IBM i line of servers, and has provided VTLs, SANs, and tape backup solutions to many IBM i clients over the past 25 years. READ MORE >

Protecting IBM i from the Wild Wild Web
by Alex Woodie

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web more than 20 years ago, he couldn't have known it would turn into the Wild Wild West, a place where people are forced to take pains to protect themselves from malicious marauders, lest they lose precious data and money. Today's cybercriminals are experts at taking advantage of weakness, including using malware to exploit vulnerabilities in corporate IT systems, including IBM i. READ MORE >

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IBM Pushes Tape's Envelope with TS1150 Drive
by Alex Woodie

On Friday IBM will begin deliveries of the TS1150, the fifth generation of the IBM 3592 enterprise tape drive. The new high-end drive will move data at rates up to 360 MB per second and support cartridges that store up to 10 TB of uncompressed data. And later this fall, the TS1150 will also borrow a neat trick from its LTO sibling. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• ARCAD's Free-Format Conversion Tool Passes Real World Test

• HTTP Server for i Gets Isolation Chambers

• IBM i Gets New MQ Security Options

• Connections 5 CR1 Brings Yet More Features

• iBelieve Tour Returns to Europe

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >

Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
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Four Hundred Guru
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TPM at EnterpriseTech
Why Hadoop Is The New Backbone Of American Express

Hyperconverged Systems Go Mainstream

Intel Datacenter Biz Profits From Hyperscale, HPC Build Outs

VMware Pushes Cloud Scale Up To 100K VMs With vRealize

Pica8 Ports Network OS To Bare Metal Broadcom Trident II Switches

Calls For EMC-VMware Breakup Get Louder

Nutanix Goes All-Flash For Server-Storage Hybrids

Tyan Ships First Non-IBM Power8 Server

VCE Forges First All-Flash Vblock Stack

SolidFire Aims Lower With All-Flash Arrays, Raises Cash

IBM Takes On Big Workloads With Power8 Enterprise Systems

HP Breaks Itself Into Back Office And Front Office Halves


ARCAD Software
Fresche Legacy
Shield Advanced Solutions
RJS Software Systems

Despite IBM Power Surge, MPG Keeps Performance Tool Relevant

Shield Shoots the Gap Between HA and Vaulting with LVLT4i

Cybernetics Banks on IBM i Storage Expertise

Protecting IBM i from the Wild Wild Web

IBM Pushes Tape's Envelope with TS1150 Drive

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

ARCAD's Free-Format Conversion Tool Passes Real World Test . . . HTTP Server for i Gets Isolation Chambers . . . IBM i Gets New MQ Security Options . . . Connections 5 CR1 Brings Yet More Features . . . iBelieve Tour Returns to Europe . . .

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