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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

I Never Want a World Without Middleware

For the last three weeks, I have been exploring the dimensions of IBM z14 hardware. As much as I could, I centered everything in those posts on some aspect of the hardware—speed of circuits, cache sizes, number of transistors, miles of wire—you get the idea. If you missed it, here are the two most important paragraphs in all three posts.

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How Secure Service Containers Can Help With Side-Channel Attacks

In a world filled with side-channel attacks, it’s not sufficient to simply encrypt data and ignore the environment around that encrypted data. Secure Service Containers go beyond encrypting data, and remove attack vectors that attempt to go around that encryption. 

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JESSE GORZINSKI | Open Your i | RSS

All Hail the Midnight Commander!

Quite often, I’m asked how open source deliveries are prioritized at IBM. The answer isn’t simple. Even after we estimate the cost of a project, there are many factors to consider. For instance, does it enable a specific solution to run? Does it expand a programming language’s abilities? Is it highly-requested by the community or vendors?

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

Back to Basics: aixpert

On the road again. Nothing surprising about that because I travel internationally two or more times a month. What is unusual is that this year about half of my trips are security related (the other main topic is performance although I prefer the term resource optimization).

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

Investigate Prestart Jobs

Collection Services is always running on your system and you can use the Performance Data Investigator with Collection Services data for insights into your prestart jobs.

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

An Update on DATA-INTO and More News

We mentioned in our second article on DATA-INTO that " ... we look forward to seeing what third parties and open-source groups can do with it." Well soon after that piece was published we received good news and bad news. The good news was that Scott Klement had added a DATA-INTO JSON parser to his port of YAJL. That’s also the bad news: Now Jon has to come up with a new project as that was number one on his to-do list!

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

A Very Good Year for IBM i

Usually, people wait to write an annual retrospective until December, and it’s only October.  But I have some good reasons to write this now, and the first of them is that there are multiple definitions of a “year,” and by one of those definitions, we already have reason to celebrate a year of success for IBM i.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

Implementing the vHMC Requires Attention to Detail

If you're planning to get rid of your physical appliances and run all of the HMCs in your environment as virtual machines, read on for some considerations you should keep in mind.

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