IBM Partner Overview

About our Relationship

Introduction

IBM has been a key partner for PEAK Resources since 1994.  For close to three decades, our organizations have been a part of an ongoing technology revolution, and our shared experiences, history of collaboration and intricate relationships have formed a bond made of iron.  Our partnership with IBM is critical to our success.  IBM is in our DNA.  Today, IBM plays core role in several of our Authoritative Excellence themes, is distinguished in both our Professional Services and Technology Solutions for Cloud, Data Center, Data Protection, Automation and Enterprise Security.  PEAK is a Gold IBM Partner.

Why IBM?

IBM represents excellence in research, science, development, technology and service.  Most importantly, IBM is a long time industry stalwart that works tirelessly to elevate the way humans and technology relate, interact and evolve.  IBM plays a significant role in many or our largest enterprise clients and our expertise throughout the IBM portfolio helps open the door to new customer relationships with some of the most important players in healthcare, financial services, government, education, entertainment and retail.

Role in Our Ecosystem

IBM is a foundational PEAK ecosystem partner in the areas of Cloud, Data Center, Data Protection, Automation and Enterprise Security.

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The Official IBM Announcement

IBM Reveals Next-Generation Of Its Power CPU: IBM Power10

Designed to offer a platform to meet the unique needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor.

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Award Winning Partnership

1998: IBM West Top Revenue Leader of the Year

1999: IBM Revenue Challenge

2001: IBM Printing Systems Top Revenue Producer

2003: IBM Fast Track Competitive Leadership Award

2004: IBM Leadership Award

2004: IBM Fast Track Competitive Leadership Award

2004: IBM Beacon Award Finalist

2004: IBM Beacon Award Winner

2005: IBM Beacon Award Finalist

2006: IBM Beacon Award Winner

2008: IBM Beacon Award Finalist

2008: IBM Beacon Award Winner

2009: IBM Beacon Award Finalist

2010: IBM Leadership

2013: IBM Beacon Award Finalist

2013: IBM Top Performance Leadership Award

2014: IBM Beacon Award Winner

2015: IBM Printing Systems Recognition of Excellence

2015: IBM Business Partner Leadership Award

2015: IBM Rockies Territory – Hardware Partner of the Year

Solutions that Matter: Storage

IBM Flash Storage Solutions

IBM Flash Storage Solutions help clients address managing and storing higher data volumes and sophisticated applications in an ever-evolving complex technology world. A one-platform system that allows data management across your entire IT infrastructure. Includes the entire IBM portfolio from FlashSystem 5000 & 5200 to the FlashSystem 9200 & 9200r

IBM Hybrid Flash Storage Solutions

IBM Hybrid Flash Storage Solutions help balance performance and affordability by providing AI-driven storage solutions that provide data placement across your fastest devices. This automated data placement helps clients meet the demands of mission-critical workloads while strengthening performance and security. These products include the IBM FlashSystem 5000H, IBM FlashSystem 5200H and the IBM FlashSystem 7200H

IBM Tape Storage Solutions

IBM Tape Storage Solutions continue to be the most reliable tape technologies with airgap, long-term retention, security and energy efficiency in the market. From the TS7700 to the TS4500 and TS4300 Tape Library Systems to IBM’s LTO, preserve, protect and secure your data cost effectively with IBM tape storage.

IBM SAN Solutions

IBM® SAN Solutions range from tiered, cost-optimized, policy-based automation and intelligent data management systems to full portfolios of storage networking solutions that suit your budget and infrastructure requirements.

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage is designed to support exponential data growth with simplicity, high durability, security and efficiency for cloud-native and object-based workloads. This solution provides industry-leading software-defined hyperscale and cost-effective storage for data on the edge, the core data center, or the private or public cloud. With a unique shared-nothing parallel architecture, Cloud Object Storage can help you maintain and improve performance. As the solution grows from terabyte to petabyte or even to exabyte configurations, it’s designed to never go down with geodispersed data protection. Commonly deployed as a storage solution for large data deployments with multiple concurrent applications or users, IBM Cloud Object Storage is also used for data archiving and backup for many traditional applications.

Data Center Experts

Go Beyond.

Since becoming an IBM Business Partner in 1994, the IBM storage portfolio has been a part of PEAK’s DNA.  Whether you are managing growing data and LOB applications or maintaining core IT applications your storage infrastructure’s performance, capacity and security are critical to your business goals. Let PEAK and IBM® Storage help simplify your infrastructure and strengthen and streamline your hybrid cloud environment, using a simplified approach to containerization, management and data protection.

Today the IBM® Storage portfolio touches on every aspect of the modern data center from storage for hybrid cloud, AI & data to data protection and storage for containers.

Solutions that Matter: Spectrum

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a modern data resilience solution that provides recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for VMs, databases, applications, file systems, SaaS workloads, and containers in hybrid cloud environments. It is easily deployed as a virtual appliance or as a container application, and the agentless architecture is easy to maintain. It unlocks the value of your data by improving the quality and speed of development, testing, and analytics. Cost-effective data retention, data compliance, and disaster recovery are achieved via data copy to both on-premises, cloud-based object storage and IBM Spectrum Protect, including support for physical tape.

IBM Spectrum Scale

IBM Spectrum Scale is an ideal foundation for building your AI journey and can deliver insights faster, while managing rapid infrastructure growth. IBM Spectrum Scale is now containerized and provides container-native storage access bringing simplicity and lower costs to data access for kubernetes and hybrid cloud applications. This solution helps support big data analytics, AI, machine learning and deep learning workloads along with traditional high-performance computing applications. IBM Spectrum Scale is designed to meet the demanding capacity, performance and data management needs of these workloads efficiently, reliably and with extreme scalability. The solution also includes in-place archive and analytics, data-aware intelligence, global collaboration and data integrity.

IBM Spectrum Discover

IBM Spectrum Discover is a data catalog and policy engine that helps organize the AI infrastructure and solve the data and AI puzzle faster. The software automatically and continuously catalogs or indexes objects and files from multiple sources in real time for exabyte-scale unstructured heterogeneous storage. It easily connects to IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM Spectrum Scale, and many other data sources to rapidly ingest, consolidate, and index metadata for billions of files and objects. It can be used for faster AI analysis, compliance classification, image and video indexing and identifying personal data. Spectrum Discover is also used for AI data pipeline integration, real-time data discovery, and to provide new insights to optimize data and find bad or duplicated data.

Solutions that Matter: Power

IBM Power System Servers

PEAK Resources has been selling the IBM Power family of servers since 1996 when they were separately called the AS/400 and RS/6000.

Today, the IBM Power9 family of server hardware spans the spectrum of servers from the purpose-built IBM Power Systems™ LC921 and LC922 built specifically for LINUX workloads to the extraordinary scalability, performance and availability offered with the enterprise-class IBM Power Systems™ E980 capable of running AIX, IBM i and Linux applications.

IBM Power Systems LC921 and LC922

IBM Power Systems™ LC921 and LC922 are purpose built with a storage-rich server design that delivers industry-leading compute to analyze and explore data with the vast storage capacity to contain it. LC921 and LC922 enable faster access to data and scaling efficiency with POWER9™ advanced IO architecture, including PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 to help companies gain new business insights and competitive advantages.

IBM Power System AC922

IBM® Power System™ AC922 delivers unprecedented performance for analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and modern HPC. This is IT infrastructure redesigned for enterprise AI.

IBM Power Systems L922 IBM Power Systems L922

IBM Power Systems L922 IBM Power Systems™ L922 server easily integrates into your organization’s cloud & cognitive strategy and delivers industry leading price performance for your mission critical Linux workloads.

IBM Power System S914

IBM Power System™ S914 offers a secure, reliable, cloud-enabled 1-socket 4U scale-out server for mission critical workloads. The S914 is designed to run commercial, cognitive and database workloads better than any other competitive Server Platform.

IBM Power System S922

IBM Power System™ S922 offers a secure, reliable, cloud-enabled 1-or 2-socket 2U scale-out server for mission critical workloads. The S922 is the ideal building block for hybrid multicloud environments. It can run 3.2X more containers per core versus x86 systems with 2.6X better TCO for Red Hat OpenShift.

IBM Power System S924

IBM Power System™ S924 offers a secure, reliable, cloud-enabled 1-or 2-socket 4U scale-out server for mission critical workloads. The S924 is the ideal building block for hybrid multicloud environments. It can run 3.2X more containers per core versus x86 systems with 2.6X better TCO for Red Hat OpenShift. The enhanced POWER9 scale-out servers have 2X improved I/O data throughput over previous generations and 180% more NVMe capacity. Utility consumption and multi-system resource sharing can lower TCA by up to 58%.

IBM Power System E950

IBM Power System™ E950 provides an agile, high performance four-socket system that is ideal for cloud deployments with built-in virtualization and flexible capacity. Optimized for private cloud deployment, the E950 offers a unique blend of enterprise-class capabilities in a reliable, secure, space-efficient 4-socket 4U form factor that delivers exceptional performance for medium and large enterprises at an affordable price.

IBM Power System E950

IBM Power System™ E950 delivers extraordinary scalability, performance and availability for datacenters with demanding AIX, IBM i and Linux applications. The E980 can help you build a large cloud infrastructure with proven reliability, tighter security, rapid scalability, and simplified maintenance and management. With up to 192 POWER9 cores, up to 64 TB memory and the fastest POWER9 processors in the Power Systems portfolio, the Power E980 delivers extraordinary performance and availability for data centers with demanding AIX, IBM i and Linux applications.

IBM PowerHA

IBM PowerHA technology provides high availability, business continuity and disaster recovery. It enables you to deploy an HA solution that addresses both storage and high availability requirements with one integrated configuration, which offers robust performance along with a simplified user interface. Power Systems is committed to investing in—and bringing to market—solutions designed to keep your IT environments resilient. IBM engineers work continuously to optimize IBM Power Systems hardware and operating systems to keep pace with the increasing demand for 24×365 availability.

IBM PowerSC

IBM PowerSC provides a security and compliance solution optimized for virtualized environments on Power Systems servers, running AIX or Linux. PowerSC sits on top of our Power Systems Stack leveraging and integrating the security features built at different layers and allows you to centrally manage security and compliance on Power for all AIX and Linux on Power endpoints, and get better support for compliance audits, including GDPR.

IBM PowerVC

IBM PowerVC is an advanced virtualization and cloud management offering. Built on OpenStack, it provides simplified virtualization management and cloud deployments for IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux virtual machines (VMs) running on IBM Power Systems™. The offering is designed to build private cloud capabilities on Power Systems servers and improve administrator productivity. It can further integrate with cloud environments through higher-level cloud orchestrators.

IBM PowerVM

IBM PowerVM is server virtualization without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualization to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.

Solutions that Matter: QRadar

IBM QRadar SIEM

IBM® QRadar® Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) helps security teams accurately detect and prioritize threats across the enterprise, and it provides intelligent insights that enable teams to respond quickly to reduce the impact of incidents. By consolidating log events and network flow data from thousands of devices, endpoints and applications distributed throughout your network, QRadar correlates all this different information and aggregates related events into single alerts to accelerates incident analysis and remediation.  QRadar SIEM is available on premises and in a cloud environment.

The right decisions

Begin with Clarity

AIX Assessment

Even though organizations run their businesses on an AIX platform, they often do not have trained personnel, refined processes and the right tools to maintain a virtual environment.

The AIX Assessment is specifically designed to provide documentation, analysis and evaluation of the physical and logical aspects of the AIX infrastructure, network topology and relevant configurations.

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Power Server: HMC, VIOS, LPARs (AIX) Assessment

Even though organizations run their businesses on the POWER platform, they often do not have trained personnel, refined processes and the right tools to maintain an environment.

The POWER Server Assessment is specifically designed to provide documentation, analysis and evaluation of the physical and logical aspects of the POWER Server infrastructure, HMC, VIO servers, and any LPARs running AIX, network topologies and relevant configurations.

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Power HA: High Availability Assessment

The POWER HA Assessment will help your organization reduce the risk of downtime, lost productivity, and potential data loss.

Our dual-phase approach is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness, as we gain core insights in Phase I, which provides clear direction for a deep-dive in Phase II. In each phase, we provide a comprehensive report to clearly document and explain your technical infrastructure. In addition, we deliver recommendations for remediation such as how to modify system configurations, and other necessary changes to best ensure a fast and reliable experience for your organization’s users.

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Power Server: HMC, VIOS, LPARs (IBMi) Assessment

Even though organizations run their businesses on the POWER platform, they often do not have trained personnel, refined processes and the right tools to maintain an IBMi environment.

The POWER Server Assessment is specifically designed to provide documentation, analysis and evaluation of the physical and logical aspects of the POWER Server infrastructure, HMC, VIO servers, and any LPARs running IBMi, network topologies and relevant configurations.

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IBMi Assessment

Even though organizations run their businesses on an IBMi platform, they often do not have trained personnel, refined processes and the right tools to maintain a virtual environment.

The IBMi Assessment is specifically designed to provide documentation, analysis and evaluation of the physical and logical aspects of the IBMi infrastructure, network topology and relevant configurations.

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Storage: Infrastructure Assessment

The well designed, configured and maintained storage infrastructure is one of the most critical components that contributes to the successful operation of an organization. The impact of system downtime or data loss to an organization is often measured in the millions. Over time, the changes to the overall environment threaten the ability of the storage to non-disruptively perform for the hosts and clients utilizing the storage. Code upgrades, fabric changes, new host implementations, virtualization upgrades, etc., all contribute to the risk that needs to be identified and mitigated to maintain a solid infrastructure.

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