Muhammad Raza
What is Edge Computing? Edge Computing Explained with Examples
BY Muhammad RazaMuhammad Raza

Edge Computing is a relatively new paradigm that aims to bring computational power in close proximity of IoT sensors, smartphones and connected technologies. The concept dates back to the 1990s, when Akamai solved the challenge of Web traffic congestion by introducing Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions. The technology involved network nodes storing static cached media information at locations closer to end-users. Edge Computing takes this concept further and introduces computational capabilities into nodes at the network edge to process information and deliver services. Edge Computing can be defined as the computational processing of sensor data away from the centralized nodes and close to the logical edge of the network, toward individual sources of data. It may be referred to as … [Read More]

What is Software-Defined IT Operations? SDITO Explained
BY Muhammad RazaMuhammad Raza

Enterprise organizations adopted virtualization, automation and orchestration to realize the promised value propositions such as ease of infrastructure provisioning, management and maintenance. Yet, enterprise IT spends most of its time in efforts to merely … [Read More...]

What is driving the boom in on-premises hardware?
BY Chrissy KiddChrissy Kidd

In late February this year, Morgan Stanley released an industry estimate that surprised the technology industry. In it, the financial and investment giant predicts an increase in sales in the purchasing of on-premises hardware, reversing a steadily decreasing … [Read More...]

What is Identity-As-A-Service? IDaaS Explained
BY Muhammad RazaMuhammad Raza

Cloud computing brings unprecedented new requirements to manage user identity and access privileges. The average number of cloud-based apps used in enterprises ranges between 900 to 1200 different services. If each service requires its own set of login … [Read More...]

China Construction Bank Enhances Mainframe Workload Management while Progressing to the Cloud
BY China Construction Bank CorporationChina Construction Bank Corporation

Who says the mainframe is a thing of the past? It powers 92 of the top 100 banks worldwide and 23 of the top 25 US retailers1. Running their core business on mainframe does not prevent organizations from reaching their digital transformation goals. China … [Read More...]

What is Software-defined infrastructure? SDI Explained
BY Muhammad RazaMuhammad Raza

Several decades ago, virtualization was introduced to transform the way IT infrastructure resources were consumed. The logical abstraction between the physical hardware and the software resources allows organizations to improve IT service performance. Since … [Read More...]

What Exactly Does a System Architect Do?
BY Stephen WattsStephen Watts

The system architect role is vital to the successful definition, design, delivery, and support of any IT project. A system architect analyzes and recommends the right combination of IT components to achieve a specific business, department, team, or functional … [Read More...]

What is Transparent Data Encryption in Db2 and Why Do I Want It?
BY Jim DeeJim Dee

There have been several high visibility data exposures in the news over the last year or so. As a Db2 DBA, one of your responsibilities is the protection of the data your business needs to run. Your auditors, internal and external, may be demanding action to … [Read More...]

What is a Hyperscale Data Center?
BY Chrissy KiddChrissy Kidd

We can all name a few of the biggest technology companies in the world, like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, even Facebook. They all developed technologies that millions, sometimes billions, of people take for granted on a daily basis. They have made … [Read More...]

Moving the Needle on Mainframe Innovation
BY John McKennyJohn McKenny

BMC’s mainframe teams are continuously innovating, and we have again delivered more in the last 90 days to help clients address the changing dynamics of modern digital business. Through our many conversations with clients we learn more every day about your … [Read More...]

Top 17 Digital Transformation Books for 2018 and Beyond
BY Stephen WattsStephen Watts

CIOs face a number of challenges when it comes to the concept of digital transformation or DX. And there is often immense pressure to launch big digital changes to gain a competitive advantage, for example, creating a roadmap to keep critical processes and … [Read More...]