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IBM Systems – Technical Webinars

Throughout May, June and July 2020, IBM Systems Australia and New Zealand will be running a series of business technical webinar discussions.

The sessions aim to educate as well as enable attendees understand the unique business value that can be extracted from the IBM Systems portfolio of hardware and software offerings.

Open to existing and prospective IBM clients, Business Partners and IBMers alike, each session will focus on a specific topic and will be hosted by local subject matter experts.

The sessions are intended to be accessible to anyone, no matter your current skill level and will last approximately one hour, with a 30-40 minute presentation/discussion and 10-15 minutes for attendees to ask questions at the end.

These are all virtual events, so be sure to use the registration links below to be sent your calendar invite. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these sessions over the coming months.

After the events, you can view the replays on you tube and download the presentations from box.


#1 – Why IBM FlashSystem?

2PM NZ Time – Wed 20th May 2020

#2 – Why IBM POWER Systems?

4PM NZ Time – Wed 27th May 2020

#3 – Boost your SAP HANA with IBM POWER.

4PM NZ Time – Wed 3rd June 2020

#4 – Tips & Tricks Monitoring Storage Performance

4PM NZ Time – Wed 10th June 2020

#5 – Your A.I needs an I.A

4PM NZ Time – Wed 17th June 2020

#6 – System Z – Why Linux ONE?

4PM NZ Time – Wed 24th June 2020

#7 – Managing Exabytes of data with IBM Spectrum Storage

4PM NZ Time – Wed 1st July 2020

#8 – Backing up your applications, as easy as click, click, click

4PM NZ Time – Wed 8th July 2020



Session #1 : Why IBM FlashSystem

Wednesday May 20th 2020 – 2PM NZ Time

Join us for a discussion of the unique business benefits that IBM can provide with its award winning FlashSystem product family. The discussion will be led by IBM subject matter experts Abilio Oliveira and Barry Whyte.

This session will start from basics, beginning with how IBM has carefully crafted its FlashSystems that build on over 30 years of industry leading storage technologies into a modern, high performance, feature rich and enterprise class storage solution.

We will also discuss how to pick the right FlashSystem for your business needs, from the entry level 5000 up to the ultra scalable 9200R and will conclude with a discussion of some blueprints for deployment. There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A discussion.

From traditional workloads to modern hybrid multi-cloud solutions, come and see how IBM has the right FlashSystem just for you.




Session #2 : Why IBM POWER Systems?

Wednesday May 27th 2020 – 4PM NZ Time

Join us for a discussion of the business benefits that IBM can provide with its Power Systems product family.

The discussion will be led by IBM A/NZ Subject Matter Expert Andrew Gee.

We will go back to basics to recap how the Power Architecture and subtly different implementations put the right product from the range to the appropriate role. We’ll compare with the x86 market and show why, particularly for higher workload or performance workloads, the Power Systems platform is the right choice.

With a global adoption of Linux and open source software the IBM Power Systems should be your go-to platform for Performance and Availability.

There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A discussion




Session #3: Boosting your SAP HANA platform with IBM POWER Systems

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 – 4PM NZ Time

Join us for a discussion of the business benefits that IBM can provide with Power Systems for SAP HANA.


The discussion will be led by IBM Subject Matter Experts Benjamin Kwan and Andrew Gee.


With SAP stating it wants to ‘own’ the application stack there is plenty of opportunity out there.


This session will recap how the Power Architecture compares with the x86 market and show why IBM Power Systems are more Flexible, Available and have better performance for SAP HANA

There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A discussion




Session #4: Tips and Tricks Monitoring Storage Performance

Wednesday 10th June 2020 – 4PM NZ Time

Join us in this very exciting lecture on how to get the control of your infrastructure back to you. The idea is discuss real life examples of performances monitoring and how to identify, control, and address any issues.

The discussion will be led by IBM Master Inventor Barry Whyte.

IBM Spectrum Control can collect information about the performance of storage systems and switches. Key performance metrics and notifications of threshold violations that can help you measure, identify, and troubleshoot performance issues and bottlenecks in your storage.

There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A discussion




Session #5: Your A.I needs an I.A (Infrastructure Agenda)

Wednesday 17th June 2020 – 4PM NZ Time

Join us for a discussion of the business benefits that IBM can provide with its IBM Systems product family in the world of AI.

The discussion will be led by IBM subject matter experts Ablio Oliveira and Andrew Gee.

We will briefly recap the Power Architecture and highlight its advantages over x86 – particularly for higher workload or high performance workloads. We’ll discuss the Data, Learning and Inference cycle and which platform should be used where. From the Storage point of view, we will discuss what kind of concerns that you need to have within the AI ladder.

There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A discussion.




Session #6: IBM System Z – Why LinuxONE?

Wednesday 24th June 2020 – 4PM NZ Time

Join us for a discussion of the business benefits that IBM can provide with its IBM Systems product family in the world of AI.

The discussion will be led by IBM A/NZ Subject Matter Expert Pat Oughton.

We will briefly recap the LinuxOne Architecture and highlight its advantages over normal x86 Hypervisors – particularly for higher workload or high performance workloads.

There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A discussion.




Session #7: Managing Exabytes of data with IBM Spectrum Storage

Wednesday July 1st 2020 – 4PM NZ Time

Did you know that more than 80% of all data that is collected by organizations is not in a standard relational database? Instead, it is trapped in unstructured documents, social media posts, machine logs, and so on.

As you can imagine, this can bring significant challenges to manage this deluge of unstructured data, so without the right tools and some expertise, you will be creating something that some might know as “Enterprise amnesia”.

Abilio Oliveira, SME at IBM, will crack this code for us. Join us in this discussion.




Session 8: Backing up your Applications as Easy as Click, Click, Click

Wednesday July 8th 2020 – 4PM NZ Time

Over the years, data protection has evolved immensely. In the earliest days, data protection was simply a term to describe backups and restores. In the event of data loss, a company would restore an earlier backup in order to recover their business operations.

Since then, data protection has evolved to include multiple capabilities and considerations, such as the ability to reuse archived data already living in backup repositories. To make this feasible, this reuse capability has to be simple enough that lines of business (LOBs) can quickly access it themselves. Instead of waiting for their IT teams to provide them with data sets and infrastructure, self-service capabilities allow LOBs to accelerate decision-making and apply data toward a variety of new use cases.

Cloud storage is among the key trends in technology today. As such, clients need to be able to backup their data using highly scalable, on-demand storage resources. Crucially, these backups need more than just the ability to target a single cloud vendor. The reality is that most clients wish to backup to multiple clouds, because they run on multiple clouds.

This session will be led by Abilio Oliveira, Subject Matter Expert at IBM.


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