Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- News: IBM i and RDi RFEs are migrating to IBM Ideas – Is that a good thing?!. IBM Drives AIOps Into License Management.
- Modernization: COBOL modernization startup CloudFrame bags $7M Series A funding. It Is Time To Take The 2022 State Of IBM i Survey.
- Edge: Moving high-performance computing from the server room to the edge. Connectivity (Internet of Things And Digital Infrastructure).
There is a “new IBM-wide IBM Ideas program to provide you with a better way to tell us what you want and need.”
There is no better way to expand the IBM i ecosystem and extend it across all technology platforms then to offer up your ideas and suggestions.
It is even more important than ever to stay on top of the ever changing technology landscape, especially in the IBM i ecosystem. Here is a quick read about asset management software.
“IBM last week announced an expansion of its partnership with Flexera that will see IBM’s AIOps solutions integrated with Flexera’s software asset management software. The integration will give customers more insight into customers’ software licensing and SaaS subscription entitlements, from the cloud all the way to Power servers and mainframes.”
“Mainframe modernization startup CloudFrame Inc., today is announcing that it has raised a $7 million Series A funding round, bringing its total financing to $8.5 million.”
I am always a little skeptical of solutions like this. They have their place but can often create more complexities.
One of the most valuable things we can do as a community is participate in market surveys. It’s an opportunity for us to learn what everyone is doing in the market. Take some time to compare what the market looked like in 2019. It’ll be interesting what the survey finds for 2022.
Understanding edge computing and the value is brings will grow your excitement about modernizing your RPG applications. This will also turn the IBM i community into advocates for the continued use of the IBM i platform.
“Edge servers process data at the edge of communication networks instead of in central clouds. This enables interaction with clients of all kinds without delay or in real time but presents manufacturers of server, networking and storage technologies with major challenges. Until now, they used to develop standardized rack solutions for their systems, with active ventilation concepts and powerful air-conditioning technology to control the thermal management of the racks and the air-conditioning in the server rooms. However, such an approach is often no longer a good fit for the edge server technology of today.”
“Recent kinks in supply chains indicate that the current production paradigm isn’t sufficiently equipped to handle system-wide stress. The solution is to transform traditional and linear manufacturing supply chains into dynamic, interconnected systems. Bringing Industrial Internet of Things(IIoT) technologies into manufacturing facilities will change how products are made and delivered.
Adding sensor technology and adaptive control systems to production lines will transform real-time data into actionable insights that can be used to increase manufacturing efficiency.”
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