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Live blog: Moving an iSeries cross-city: Moving Production to the Hosted Data Center Floor

This post continues our live blog detailing dual iSeries Power 6 moves where we are moving a production server to a vendor hosted  data center and moving our backup Capacity Backup Unit iSeries (CBU) back to the corporate data center. At this … Continue reading

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Live blog: Moving an iSeries cross-city: Shipping doctors-to-be and loading ramps

Continuing the live blog of moving a Power 6 iSeries from a corporate data center to a vendor run outsourced data center on a cold Chicago Sunday morning. The mover arrives at our facility about 4:00 AM with his daughter … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Moving a System i cross-city: Dos and Dont’s Before Loading the Truck

We’re in the middle of moving a System i box cross-city this morning. While things are going smoothly, here are some additional dos and don’t we ran into when preparing the machine to move. If you’re transporting a machine to another … Continue reading

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Live blog: First Power i Move – Moving a System i CBU off the Vendor’s Staging Floor

At outlined in prior posts, we’re in the middle of moving two Power 6 machines between an outsourced data center and company headquarters. The backup CBU machine currently resides at the hosted outsourced data center, while the production machine resides … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Moving Power i machine to different locations: What to do about tapes?

One more thing to add to a machine move checklist. If backing up to media, contact your media management provider and change pickup arrangements to reflect your new machine locations. For the two machines we’re flip-flopping this week to different … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Moving Two IBM Power Machines, Preparation

This week, I’m working with a client to move a production IBM Power 6 machine and its companion machine between two locations: an in-house data center and an outsourced managed data center, hosted by a vendor. We’re still in process … Continue reading

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Doing the math on a Power7 upgrade

Wondering what the monetary case IBM is selling for getting you to upgrade old PowerPC, Power4, Power5, and Power6 machines to Big Blue’s new Power 7 machines? Tim Prickett Morgan has an interesting article on IBM Power 7 upgrade math. … Continue reading

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Missing: One Gobbledygook Grader

I recently finished David Meerman Scott’s book The New Rules of Marketing and PR. In it, he has some sections on Gobbledygook which, of course, is produced by …writers [who] use the same words and phrases again and again–so much … Continue reading

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Rocket software buys IBM’s iCluster business

Rockett Software continues its’ acquisition tear as it bought IBM’s iCluster business on December 13th. Tim Prickett Morgan has the story at IT Jungle.

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Nook comics and white papers

I’ve been a comics reader for a long time. I love the medium but I have reservations as to how it plays out on e-readers. I started looking at Barnes and Nobles’ Nook Comics as I’m playing with my Nook … Continue reading

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