IBM Power Systems Trends & Directions

This topic covers the current and planned products in the IBM Power Systems product line. Typical subtopics include: Product overview, Market positioning, Processor roadmap, Server roadmap, and Virtualization.

IBM AIX Trends & Directions

This topic covers IBM's UNIX system offering, AIX, which provides the industry's premier environment for building and managing applications. Typical subtopics include: Benefits and strengths, Product release cycle, Summary of recently added features, and Product roadmap.

IBM PowerLinux Solutions

This topic covers IBM’s Linux on Power strategy along with support and resource commitments. Technology and solution areas are explored. Why Power makes an ideal deployment platform for enterprise-class Linux applications.

IBM Power Systems Linux Center for ISV’s

The Center is located in Austin and serves as a resource for Independent Software Vendor’s providing a rich set of programs designed to enable success in developing Linux applications on a strategic enterprise-class platform. Programs include briefings, workshops, porting activities, collaboration opportunities, education sessions and virtual loaner systems.

Systems Management in a Virtualized Environment

This topic covers IBM's strategic Power System systems management strategy and offering; IBM Systems Director. Typical subtopics include: Managing virtual server environments, Performance and capacity monitoring, Consolidated server/storage/networking health management, Recent product announcements, and Roadmap.

IBM PureFlex System Trends & Directions

IBM PureFlex System is an integrated product offering Power and x86 compute nodes along with storage, networking and services in a single product. This topic describes the PureFlex value proposition, Power and x86 compute nodes, IO Architecture, Discussion of competition, Recent announcements, and Future roadmap.

IBM PureFlex Systems Management

This topic does a deep-dive into the systems management capability of the PureFlex System. It includes: Flex System Management overview, Architectural implementation, Integrated management functions, and Chassis Management Module.

IBM PureApplications System Trends & Directions

IBM PureApplication System uses the Flex System hardware and adds IBM software and services for a highly integrated product that dramatically reduces the time to value for installing an IT solution. This topic includes: PureApplication System value proposition, Discussion of competition, Power and x86 solutions, and Announcement overview.

IBM Power Systems Hardware RAS

This presentation is a technical presentation focused on the innovations incorporated in Power Systems servers to enhance reliability, availability, and serviceability. Typical subtopics include: Building a "Rock Solid" server, Design for reliability, Avoiding / minimizing application outages, and Quick restoration of hardware to full operation.

IBM System Storage Technology

This topic covers the broad range of IBM's storage offerings, with a focus on how they can be deployed in support of Power Systems servers. Typical subtopics include: Disk technology overview and directions, EasyTier SSD support, Enterprise and mid-range SAN storage, N Series, Tape Storage subsystems, and SAN Volume Controller.

IBM BladeCenter Trends & Directions

This topic covers the current and planned products in the IBM BladeCenter product line. Typical subtopics include: BladeCenter value proposition; Available blade chassis, blades, and switches; Discussion of competition; Recent product announcements, and Roadmap.

IBM System x Trends & Directions

This topic covers the current and planned products in the IBM System x product line. Typical subtopics include: Innovative technologies in a “commodity" market, Overview of current offerings, Discussion of databases & VMware on high-end System x, Recent product announcements, and Roadmap.

Virtualization & Future Technologies

A discussion of virtualization concepts, including current and future marketplace trends, server, storage and network virtualization directions and what's available from IBM and across the industry.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

A discussion of the opportunities and challenges for building business resilience into IT infrastructures, decision criteria for the selection of appropriate technologies, and focus on products in Power Systems environments that can enable the required levels of resiliency for high availability, continuous operations and disaster recovery.

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