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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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Rob McNelly

IBM Premier Business Partner from Meridian IT Inc.

Rob McNelly

Rob McNelly got his first big break when he started working with three IBM AS/400's as a computer operator. Although he still remembers OS/400 fondly, he now spends most of his time with AIX and Linux on IBM Power servers. Rob spent six years with IBM Global Services in Boulder Colorado, and is now employed by IBM Premier Business Partner Meridian IT in a pre and post sales role. Rob is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and an IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert (CATE).

Rob has worked in computer operations, systems management, systems architecture, and planning for organizations ranging from healthcare to financial services to retail.


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AIXchange is meant to be an exchange of tips, ideas, and information around IBM's Power systems and AIX operating system. Although Rob tries to exclusively write about these topics, now and again you will find him reminiscing about computing environments from twenty years ago, along with observations on tools and techniques that are useful for system administrators.

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Chris Gibson

AIX and PowerVM Specialist, Southern Cross Computer Systems

Chris Gibson

Chris Gibson is an AIX and PowerVM specialist located in Melbourne, Australia. An IBM CATE, AIX, Chris has over 10 years of AIX experience and 20 years working in IT, Chris is keen to share his knowledge with the AIX community. He works with clients to help design and implement AIX and PowerVM solutions running on the IBM Power platform. One of the co-authors of the IBM Redbooks publication, "NIM from A to Z in AIX 5L", Chris has also written numerous technical articles on AIX and PowerVM. A regular contributor to the IBM developerWorks AIX and UNIX technical library. His articles have covered many of the latest AIX and Power technologies, such as Micro-Partitioning, Virtual I/O, Live Partition Mobility and Active Memory Sharing. Chris also writes his own AIX blog on the IBM developerWorks website.

Here is a full list of all of Chris's published technical articles.


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Chris's AIX blog is a place where ideas, information and experiences with AIX and PowerVM can be shared. Chris provides regular updates on his real-world experiences with AIX/PowerVM and offers advice on implementing these technologies. Chris hopes that by sharing his ideas with the AIX community, it will foster a culture of collaboration within the IBM developerWorks AIX community.

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