Mar 29, 2011
I read a really interesting article today and I thought it pertinent to share.
So many people are afraid of technology and its resilience in the face of catastrophe. Our businesses and every day lives are so dependent on technology, its scary to think about what will happen in an event like the earthquake in Japan.
However, IBM proved its resilience…
Take a look at the pictures shown throughout this blog. They are pictures post-earthquake from a data center in the Tokyo area. As you can see, the IBM equipment has been shaken, tilted and/or thrown to the ground in a destructive manner. However, despite the abuse they suffered, no machines went down, no work was lost and no service interruptions were experienced.
There are a couple morals to this story then…
First of all, IBM equipment is reliable and durable in the face of extreme adversity.
Second, leave some slack in your cables…you never know when you might need it.
Since it’s inception, TxMQ has specialized in Mainframe software and mainframe systems support offerings. As mainframe software and mainframe applications and subsystems like DB2, z/OS, CICS, MQ, and DB2 continued to grow in popularity, so too did TxMQ’s offerings.
These expanded to include technologies like virtualization solutions including linux virtualization, network virtualization (cloud computing), and desktop virtualization, as well as mainframe modernization.
As the web became more prevalent and a part of the enterprise, we followed IBM’s offerings and added skilled resources and SME’s in areas like websphere, bpm and soa, including both Lombardi, and metastorm (now a part of open text), as well as Datapower.