The Benefits of External Storage with IBM i

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Presented by Richie Palma
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In this webinar we will dive into the benefits of external storage for IBM i and how IBM’s storage portfolio complements the demands of IBM i shops of all sizes. 

IBM i with single level storage has always been masterful at managing its own internal storage, and as a result IBM i has been less inclined to lean on external SAN storage. With increased adoption of virtualization, 24x7 operating requirements, and no room for downtime, external storage is growing in popularity for IBM i shops.  

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Webinar takeaways include:

  • Understand the benefits external storage can deliver to the IBM i infrastructure stack.
  • Understand the role software plays in the storage landscape
  • Better understand the IBM Storage portfolio and what it has to offer.
  • Understand the different disk options and their price/performance value.

Presented by Richie Palma
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richie_itechRichie has spent most of his professional time working with clients running IBM i on IBM Power Systems. With a background and passion for lean manufacturing, his mind is wired to seek the most efficient means toward producing the desired result. Lean principles are as applicable in the data center as they are on the shop floor.  When he was introduced to the IBM i architecture in 2012, he found a technology that lives by lean principles.  IBM i is built for large scale efficiency, not sprawling server farms that require Band-Aids, duct-tape and lots of attention (people).

Richie has been recognized as an IBM Champion for Power (2017-2018), IBM Fresh Face of IBM i (October 2017), Member of the Common S.E.T. (Strategic Education Team), founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User Group).