Fortinet Gets Top Scores from Gartner


The Gartner Magic Quadrant is considered by many as the Holy Grail in the IT world when it comes to ranking hardware, software and services providers. It is a series of market research reports published by industry analyst group, Gartner. The Magic Quadrant ranks companies in two areas: completeness of vision and ability to execute. The vendors are then positioned in the four squares of the quadrant based on their scores. The quadrants include: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players.
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Linux – The Era of Open Innovation


We have been talking about Linux and IBM quite a bit the past few months ever since IBM announced Power8 and its relationship with the OpenPower Foundation. However, the Linux and IBM relationship is not a new one. As discussed in a publication titled “Linux – The Era of Open Innovation” posted on IBM’s website, IBM began considering the Linux operating system back in the late 1990s. The article provides a quick timeline of Linux and IBM:
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Back to Cloud Basics


We have posted many blogs over the past few years about cloud computing, what it is, how it works, the benefits it offers, concerns over security, etc. Chris Dotson, a cloud expert at IBM recently wrote a blog about the cloud which is an excellent summary if you need to help educate your peers about the cloud.
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The Growth of Linux on Power8


As discussed in our June 18 blog post, support for Linux on Power Systems servers was a major part IBM’s recent Power8 announcement. It seems that industry leaders are agreeing with IBM’s focus on open source environments and seeing significant opportunity for Linux on Power Systems. With the combination of the flexibility and innovation offered by Linux and the reliability, scalability, security, and performance offered by IBM’s Power8, more organizations are realizing the value of Linux running on Power8.
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IBM’s 5 Easy Steps to Choosing the Right Cloud Solution


IBM recently shared five easy steps for choosing the right cloud solution. As most of us know, no two organizations are the same and therefore have different technology requirements, including different infrastructures and workloads. Therefore, IBM has provided the following five easy steps to figure out which cloud solution makes the most sense for the specific needs of your organization.
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