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C9060-528 IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 Administration

Exam Title : IBM Certified Administrator - Spectrum Protect V8.1
Exam ID : C9060-528
Exam Duration : 90 mins
Questions in test : 66
Passing Score : 62%
Official Training : IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 Advanced Administration, Tuning, and Troubleshooting
Exam Center : Pearson VUE
Real Questions : IBM Spectrum Protect Administration Real Questions
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IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 Concepts
- List IBM Spectrum Protect V 8.1.0 server components
- Describe Spectrum Protect V8.1 client components
- Describe the different IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 data management methodologies such as: progressive incremental, differential, full
- Describe IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 server (critical - most typical/relevant) processes
- Describe Spectrum Protect V8.1 Operations Center tasks/functions
- Describe IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 monitoring and alerting
- Explain IBM Spectrum Protect V 8.1.0 deduplication (inline/client side)
- Describe the purpose of IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases and IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
- Describe the data protection methods available in IBM Spectrum Protect for virtual environments
- Describe IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Windows/UNIX backup/archive client automatic deployment.
- Explain Node Replication feature in IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1
- Describe IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 multiple data streams for database backup and restore
- Explain IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.0 Policy management

IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 Daily Operations
- Monitor ongoing health of the IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 environment using the IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 Operations Center
- Monitor/ schedule client operations
- Monitoring and scheduling housekeeping operations
- Rotate tapes offsite (DR media management)

IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 Server Management
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- Protect the storage pools
- Manage Node Replication
- Manage device classes and storage pools including active data pools, deduplication pools, simultaneous write during storage pool migration, and data shredding
- Manage policy domain, policy sets, management class, and copy groups
- Manage library, drives, and paths
- Configure, monitor and manage server-to-server communication tasks in a IBM Spectrum Protect server netrwork
- Manage disaster recovery (DR) components, DR plan file, and off-site media
- Describe client node management in IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1
- Protect the IBM Spectrum Protect Database
- Manage administrative users (add, delete and provide privileges).
- Monitor the data reduction ratio
- Repair damaged data in a directory container
- Manage replicated data with policies that are defined on the targetreplication server
- Configure daily or monthly reports regarding server operations.

IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 Client Management
- Install IBM Spectrum Protect backup/archive clients and configure the option files
- Manage IBM Spectrum Protect client component and services (e.g., configure and manage a BA client scheduler, web access, journal daemon or journal engine service etc.)
- Manage Spectrum Protect V8.1 client security and encryption (e.g., configure Spectrum Protect V8.1client behind a proxy server or firewall, password encryption, client data encryption, Secure Socket Layer (SSL), etc.)
- Configure alternative IBM Spectrum Protect backup/archive methodologies (e.g., configure IBM Spectrum Protect journal based backup, Image backup, Inline deduplication, configure data archive, etc.)
- Configure IBM Spectrum Protect LAN-free backup restore
- Manage and configure IBM Spectrum Protect for NDMP communication
- Configure an IBM Spectrum Protect Client for Node Replication
- Manage IBM Spectrum Protect client/node authorization
- Recover IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 client data (Backup/Archive data)
- Manage client data (Decommission a client node; move data between storage pools; move node data)

IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 Performance and Problem Determination
- Identify/analyze IBM Spectrum Protect Server problems
- Identify/analyze errors reported in IBM Spectrum Protect client logs
- Tune IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 server for better performance (e.g., reclamation, expiration, migration, IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 server database backup, IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1 server settings and recommend network changes to support and tune IBM Spectrum Protect DB2 table and index reorgs, etc.).
- Tune IBM Spectrum Protect Client for better performance (e.g., resourceutilization, memoryefficient, compression, deduplication, recommend network changes to support and tune IBM Spectrum Protect, etc.)
- Troubleshoot and tune IBM Spectrum Protect LAN-free client configuration
- Troubleshoot Spectrum Protect V8.1 client using Spectrum Protect V8.1 Client Management Services
- Analyze Operating System error reporting or perfmon logs

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The latest global market research from IBM found that more than 77% of respondents have adopted a hybrid cloud approach which can help drive digital transformation, yet the majority of responding organizations are struggling with the complexity to make all their cloud environments work together.

As organizations face skills gaps, security challenges, and compliance obstacles, less than one quarter of respondents across the globe manage their hybrid cloud environments holistically—which can create blind spots and put data at risk.

“The IBM Transformation Index: State of Cloud,” commissioned by IBM and conducted by independent research firm, The Harris Poll, was created to help organizations map their cloud transformation and empower them to self-classify their progress. Built on a foundation that leverages insights from experienced cloud professionals, enterprises can use the Index to gain measurable metrics that can help quantify their progress and uncover areas of opportunity and growth.

The Index consisted of more than 3,000 business and technology decision-makers from 12 countries and across 15 industries including financial services, manufacturing, government, telecommunications, and healthcare, to understand where organizations are advancing, or merely emerging, on their transformation journeys.

The Index points to a strong correlation between hybrid cloud adoption and progress in digital transformation. In fact, 71% of those surveyed think it's difficult to realize the full potential of a digital transformation without having a solid hybrid cloud strategy in place.

However, only 27% of those surveyed possess the necessary characteristics to be considered as "advanced" in their transformation. A sampling of findings include:

  • Compliance: Businesses believe ensuring compliance in the cloud is currently too difficult – especially as we see enforcement of regulatory and compliance requirements heat up across the globe.
  • Security: While businesses have embraced a variety of security techniques to secure workloads in the cloud, concerns about security still remain.
  • Skills: As organizations face the realities of a talent shortage, they are failing to implement a holistic hybrid cloud strategy – which can create gaps in security and compliance and cause risk across cloud environments.

"As we see regulatory requirements grow across the globe, compliance is top of mind for business leaders. This concern is even greater for those in highly regulated industries. Yet at the same time, they are facing a growing threat landscape—one that demands holistic management of their multicloud environments to avoid the risks of a Frankencloud—an environment that's so disconnected, it's difficult to navigate and can be nearly impossible to secure, particularly against third and fourth party risks," said Howard Boville, head of IBM Cloud Platform. "An integration strategy to bring together these different piece parts is what we believe separates the leaders from the rest of the pack—the alternative is to pay the price of the Frankencloud."

Security concerns can even hold organizations back from unlocking the full potential of partnerships. As potential security gaps can cause third and fourth party risks to loom, respondents say data governance (49%) and cybersecurity (47%) are the top challenges to fully integrating their business ecosystem into the cloud. In Brazil, cyberthreats are an even greater concern to ecosystem innovation—51% say cybersecurity risks pose a major challenge for businesses that want to integrate business ecosystem partners into cloud environments.

Based on the Index, IBM will launch an interactive tool to serve as a continual source of feedback for organizations to measure their transformation progress. With the ability to help companies assess how they fare against others, the tool will allow them to identify areas where transformation is stalled and where it may be excelling—unlocking the ability to diagnose and act with efficiency even against the real-world of complexity of cloud transformation.

IBM will make the “IBM Transformation Index: State of Cloud” tool publicly available in the coming months, aiming to provide business leaders with valuable benchmarking insights that can inform their hybrid cloud strategies.

The IBM Institute for Business Value also published a new report, "A Comparative Look at Enterprise Cloud Strategy" with an action guide for how leaders can use the Index to help advance their organizations' digital transformation.

For more information about this news, visit www.ibm.com.


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Killexams : Risk Prioritisation with Attack Surface Management (Guest blog by IBM)

Guest blog by Scott Haddow, Security Client Exec at IBM #Cyber2022

Cyber Security loves buzzwords, but they get over-exposed faster than Kevin Hart.  Looking at you, Zero-Trust.

If you haven't heard about Attack Surface Management (ASM) yet, you will.  But bear with me, because that's not a bad thing. 

ASM is still on the 'shiny and new' slope of Gartner's hype cycle, but it's already real and out in the wild keeping organisations safer. 

From cloud migrations to IoT integration and hybrid working, IT environments are changing fast – and that’s also true for their attack surfaces, leading to poor visibility of risk in real-time.

Q/ When is the best time to find weaknesses?

A/ Before an attack happens. 

It’s a beautiful concept that may seem naïve when measured against the daily reality of a SOC.  Cyber-nirvana is the goal but hard to get there if you’re stamping out fires all day.  

And this is where we approach the paradox at the heart of cyber security today, having largely abandoned the concept of the completely defensible perimeter.  Almost all the technologies in the SOC are designed to spot things after they happen; that is – after the threat actor is doing something we don’t want them to do inside our network.  AI and machine learning driven uber-suites of clever code that spot, correlate and jump on those trails before they snowball into a full-blown cyber heist.   I’m not suggesting that we don’t need all of that and a perimeter – because we do, but threat actors understand our defenses and are finding ways to slip under the radar of reactive security tooling in a never-ending game of cat and mouse. 

There’s a lot of different numbers for the average dwell time of an attacker before an event like ransomware detonation – but broadly the numbers agree that it’s more than 100 and less than 300 days.  That’s a long time to supply someone to figure out how your operation works.

Add to that that only about 1 in 5 enterprises can monitor their attack surfaces for changes in real time, or to put it another way, four fifths of the world’s enterprises can’t.    

The old question of how you would break into your own home if you were locked out is useful here but falls short when describing the cyber-attack surface, because you’d need to talk about windows you didn’t know you had and prevent an attacker from getting in through a plughole. 

The typical attacker has a laptop, some tools and an internet connection when they begin looking for a way in.  But it’s best not to underestimate our adversary – marketing shows us a lot of people in hoodies hunched over laptops, but it would be scarier to show a 24x7 Ransomware-aaS operation in the C2C marketplace.   This is organized and profitable crime, but regardless of the maturity of the organisation or individual attacking you, they begin on the outside of your environment.  What they look for is internet facing services, IPs, domains, networks, hostnames and so on.    In the process they will uncover your shadow IT, forgotten assets (like that test/dev environment everyone assumed someone else tore down), and other blind-spots and process failures, for example a brute-forceable and exposed login applet, or down-rev web server.  Those are the chinks in the armour offering a route in, and because they face out into the internet, they are highly tempting.  But (of course) they can’t be fixed until you know about them – which means that we need to wait for the lights to blink on the big reactive dashboard, and then you’ve got another fire to stamp out.

If we want to move to a proactive posture, using an Attack Surface Management tool like IBM Randori which scopes your attack surface like an attacker is a smart move.  If we can see what they see when they look at us from the outside, then we have a prioritized inventory of attack risk. 

That’s important because the last thing anyone needs is a report with an overwhelming list of to-do items on it, because we’re already putting out fires as it is.  Having issues ranked by their ‘temptation score’ lets the SOC team focus on the urgent fixes, and then schedule work on the less urgent stuff.  And because Randori only looks at your attack surface from the outside, it’s agentless and doesn’t need appliances.

Having a prioritized inventory of risk let’s you find those open windows and close them, which makes it harder for the attacker to get in. 

Nobody wants to be over exposed, not even Kevin Hart.

IBM has acquired Randori, a leading Attack Surface Management provider and recently named a cool vendor by Gartner.  Although ASM is an emerging technology IBM has never been afraid to be at the forefront of innovation. Find out more here https://www.randori.com/


Help to shape and govern the work of techUK’s Cyber Security Programme

Did you know that nominations are now open* for techUK’s Cyber Management Committee? We’re looking for senior representatives from cyber security companies across the UK to help lead the work of our Cyber Security Programme over the next two years. Find out more and how to nominate yourself/a colleagues here.

*Deadline to submit nomination forms is 17:00 on Tuesday 18 October.


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Cyber Innovation Den

On Thursday 3 November, techUK will host our fourth annual Cyber Innovation Den online. This year we’ll explore efforts being made to realised the ambition set out in the National Cyber Strategy, with speakers taking a look at the progress we’ve seen to date, including the foundation of the UK Cyber Security Council, the reinvigoration of the Cyber Growth Partnership and the continued growth in the value of the sector to the UK economy.

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Get involved

All techUK's work is led by our members - keep in touch or get involved by joining one of the groups below.

The Cyber Security Group provides a coherent voice for industry working in "high threat" areas - including defence, national security and resilience, the protection of critical national infrastructure, intelligence and organised crime.

The Cyber Management Committee sets the strategic vision for the cyber security programme, helping the programme engage with government and senior industry stakeholders.

The CSSMEF is comprised of SME companies from the techUK membership. The CSSMEF seeks to include a broad grouping of different SME companies working in the Cyber Security (CS) sectors.

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Killexams : VLUE Shows That Value Is The Only Way To Approach The U.S. Market
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The iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (BATS:VLUE) is the value slice of the typical S&P portfolio. It trades at a pretty low multiple and we like quite a lot of the sectoral exposures. Where the broader US market still trades at a high multiple on account of tech, VLUE is looking more reasonable, and the low multiple gives a margin of safety against the probability of earnings declines and higher rates, which despite the manufacturing report may not be reaching their peak. We think that it is one of the much more reasonable US ETFs we've seen in a while. Would consider it an attractive proposition even if the jobs report indicates that peak inflation has not yet come.

VLUE Breakdown

VLUE definitely holds what investors would typically consider as value stocks.

VLUE holdings

Top Holdings (iShares.com)

Big names here are AT&T (T), Pfizer (PFE) and IBM (IBM) that strike us as particularly value oriented. These companies generally command pretty low multiples and offer nice yields. They are also all fairly resilient. Phone plans and internet are solid markets, the only downside being the immense competition. Same goes for their wireline business. Pfizer is another pretty solid pharma company with blockbuster pneumococcal vaccines, growing oncology portfolio, and of course the COVID-19 vaccine, which is where we believe the most weakness will come. Nonetheless, it's always been low multiple relative to peers despite prospects. Intel (INTC) is dealing with more problems on the front of competition from Asian fabs and the need to keep up, but it still sells solid products for growing cloud and consumer markets. Also we are entering into a period of semiconductor oversupply soon, so things aren't looking good on that front either.

Sectorally, the dominant exposure is again IT, as is almost always the case with US ETFs, but these allocations are restricted to asset-heavy, relatively slow moving but resilient companies. IBM now has the Red Hat Linux and other elements of the Red Hat suite for cloud management, and that OS is subscription based and the consulting revenues that go with it are recurring and reliable. CSCO similarly deals with connectivity solutions, and while spending cycles are perhaps not in their best state among customers, 44% of revenue is now on a subscription basis and it can be considered a tech utility.

VLUE sectors

Sectors (iShares.com)

Otherwise, major exposures are healthcare, and they include many of the world's best biopharma companies. It's a very resilient exposure and even benefiting from a modest tailwind from post-COVID recovery in diagnosis rates.

Consumer discretionary is more frightening as it is highly levered to economic cycles. Thankfully, Healthcare and tech already take 40% of the portfolio. The consumer discretionary exposures indeed are primarily car companies or heavy construction. Indeed, all depend heavily and directly on the level of interest rates and the level of consumer confidence. Not good exposures right now.

Remarks

Further down the list, exposures are similarly resilient to some of the top holdings. Financials are solid, industrials are mixed but can be relatively resilient, communication and consumer staples are also solid, as is energy and utilities. The only very weak spot is in consumer discretionary, and the multiple of the ETF properly accounts for that.

The 8.2x PE implies a 12% earnings yield, which is way ahead of the current rate, and even higher rates if today's job report doesn't supply numbers indicating the coming of peak inflation. The implied growth rates are more than consistent with a medium-term recession.

etf valuation Value Chart (VTS)

While the yield isn't massive, a 3.2% is solid, and the earnings yield makes up for it. Overall, there are probably even better positioned ETFs out there, but VLUE does look like a decent way to make a very broad bet on the US market without sticking your neck out too far with the 18x SPY multiple.

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Killexams : Vendor Management Systems Market Current Scenario, Market Player and Future Prospects 2028| IBM Emptoris, Intelex Technologies, MasterControl

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Killexams : 7 Best Blockchain Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2022

With the implosion of cryptocurrencies, several of the best blockchain stocks to buy find themselves on fire sale. However, it’s important to realize the tremendous risks involved. Fundamentally, anything crypto-related are reliant on the actions of the Federal Reserve. Specifically, the central bank’s commitment to a hawkish monetary policy poses problems for risk-on assets.

At the moment, the central bank wants to unwind prior monetary excesses. That’s deflationary (i.e. reduced money supply equals deflation). With fewer dollars chasing after more goods, purchasing power rises. In this scenario, people have an incentive to save dollars rather than spend or invest them. That’s not great for risk-on assets, especially with some of the best blockchain stocks to buy. Moving forward, because of the deflationary approach toward monetary policy, global economies risk recession. Again, that’s deflationary.

Still, if you want to take a shot at crypto-related investments, you might as well consider some of the best blockchain stocks to buy.

IBM IBM. $120.04 MA Mastercard $288.69 V Visa $182.62 NVDA Nvidia $112.27 AMD Advanced Micro Devices $55.94 HIVE HIVE Blockchain $3.20 ARBK Argo Blockchain $1.79

IBM (IBM)

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While IBM (NYSE:IBM) garners the most attention today for its work in artificial intelligence and cloud-computing services, it also moved into the blockchain. Fundamentally, the blockchain’s main innovation centers on its facilitation of decentralized operations across a distributed platform. In other words, people can function together toward a common goal without trusting each other. The blockchain functions without participants having knowledge of the others’ existence.

Essentially, blockchain features its own economic incentivization based on capitalistic motivation and economic rationality. IBM represents one of the best blockchain stocks to buy because it converts this organic capitalistic ethos toward business operations.

Mastercard (MA)

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Although Mastercard (NYSE:MA) earned its reputation as one of the gatekeepers of the fiat currency system, it jumped into blockchain, as well. Fundamentally, pivoting toward crypto-related transactional services makes sense for both payment providers and merchants. Increasingly, many businesses actively consider adopting virtual currencies to address booming demand.

Recognizing this trend, Mastercard stepped up to the plate and offered various programs to help everyone in the value chain adopt to distributed decentralized transactions. For instance, the financial services giant offers a crypto card program, enabling blockchain-driven services for everyday purchases. In addition, Mastercard offers consultation services for major enterprises and government agencies regarding blockchain adoption.

Plus, MA stands as one of the best blockchain stocks to buy for astute investors because of its undervalued profile. Specifically, Gurufocus.com calls out excellent strengths in growth and profitability metrics. As well, Mastercard features a return on equity of 144%, ranking better than 99% of its peers. This stat also reflects the high-quality nature of MA stock.

Visa (V)

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Visa (NYSE:V) is another global fiat financial services powerhouse that pivoted to crypto-driven transactions, thus making it a solid idea for best blockchain stocks to buy. No, neither Visa nor Mastercard shares are likely to make you rich in a short time frame. However, these companies present better probabilities of not leaving you hanging out to dry.

Fundamentally, Visa benefits from emerging generations relationship with wealth. Because Generation Z features no real memory of analog mechanizations, it’s normal for this age cohort to adopt cryptos. In addition, evidence indicates that market fluctuations don’t perturb crypto users broadly as a demographic. This suggests that Visa’s myriad initiatives tied to digital assets will eventually pay off.

Better yet, I’m much more comfortable talking about Visa as one of the best blockchain stocks to buy. If the crypto angle doesn’t work out, guess what? Gurufocus.com labels V stock significantly undervalued. One of the standout metrics for Visa is its return on equity of nearly 40%. This ranks better than 97% of its peers and also indicates that the company represents a high-quality business.

Nvidia (NVDA)

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Specializing in graphics processing units or GPUs, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) made a name for itself in the computer gaming space. No longer an obscure niche for the friendless, gaming represents a rapidly expanding global market. However, Nvidia’s powerful GPUs also come in handy for crypto-mining operations. With many blockchains still utilizing processing-intensive proof-of-work protocols, NVDA offers relevance as one of the best blockchain stocks to buy.

Personally, I’m not involved in crypto mining, preferring instead to speculate on digital assets. However, the general consensus is that Nvidia tends to deliver the best of the best for mining-centric GPUs. For instance, Windowscentral.com noted that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 represents the company’s most powerful GPU from the RTX 30 series to date.

Of course, opinions on the above will vary depending on the individual miner or enterprise. However, what’s not arguable is that as of this writing, Gurufocus.com labels NVDA significantly undervalued. The company features strengths across the board, with a stable balance sheet, excellent growth metrics and outstanding profitability indicators.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

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In an effort to spare my inbox from colorful messages, we need to discuss Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) as one of the best blockchain stocks to buy. For one thing, I can’t show love to rival Nvidia without mentioning Advanced Micro Devices. Otherwise, I may incur some problems. But please note that as one of the biggest names in GPUs, AMD enters this list on merit.

While the consensus might be that Nvidia enjoys a slight edge on AMD in terms of mining performance, the matter is really neck and neck. For instance, Tomshardware.com rates the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT as one of the best crypto-mining GPUs. And while blockchain networks consider pivoting to the more efficient proof-of-stake protocol, plenty of networks utilize proof of work. Therefore, AMD should enjoy much relevance in the long run.

However, I must bring in some not-so-pleasant news. According to Gurufocus.com, the investment resource warns that AMD presents possible value-trap concerns. Presently, one of the main differences between Nvidia and Advanced Micro is that the latter features a poorer quality of business; that is, AMD has a return on equity of 11.8% versus Nvidia’s 31.8%. Still, AMD does enjoy a strong balance sheet so it might be worth speculating on as one of the best blockchain stocks to buy.

Hive Blockchain (HIVE)

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Hive Blockchain Technologies (NASDAQ:HIVE) technically enjoys first-mover status. Per its website, the company uses 100% green energy to mine digital assets. As well, management committed to an environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy from day one. Ultimately, Hive aims to bridge the gap between blockchain/cryptos to traditional capital markets.

Among the key advantages undergirding HIVE stock is low-cost operations. In addition, Hive’s operations situate in “cool and politically stable jurisdictions (Canada, Sweden & Iceland) with access to low cost green/renewable energy.”

Now, for the not-so-great part. Blockchain miners align with crypto sentiment. There’s no getting around that. Therefore, on a year-to-date basis, HIVE stock slipped almost 75%. If that wasn’t enough, Gurufocus.com labels the underlying business as a possible value trap. Here’s the deal: HIVE represents one of the best blockchain stocks to buy for speculators, I repeat, speculators. It’s a no-pain, no-gain approach. That said, Hive features a surprisingly decent balance sheet so gamblers have that going for them.

Argo Blockchain (ARBK)

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Argo Blockchain (NASDAQ:ARBK) champions the use of renewable sources of power to support the growth and development of blockchain technologies, per its website. In addition, the company features 220 megawatts of total mining capacity. Additionally, Argo’s facilities are located in North America, providing jurisdictional and geopolitical stability.

As appealing as these and other attributes are, the reality is that pure-play blockchain firms – even the ones deemed the best blockchain stocks to buy – incurred substantial volatility. Since the beginning of this year, ARBK hemorrhaged over 85% of equity value.

Some of this erosion centers on the increase in the average network difficulty for the underlying cryptos. Unfortunately, this circumstance represents a worst-of-both-worlds scenario: difficulty pings higher while prices drop lower. Thus, Argo must conduct some serious hedging to stay afloat.

As with Hive Blockchain above, ARBK represents a high-risk, high-reward opportunity. Financially, it does feature several intriguing metrics, such as a price-sales ratio of 0.9 that sits well below the industry median ratio of 3 times. Still, only gamblers need to apply here. If that’s not you, you may want to consider the more conservative offerings among the best blockchain stocks to buy.

On the date of publication, Josh Enomoto did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

A former senior business analyst for Sony Electronics, Josh Enomoto has helped broker major contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies. Over the past several years, he has delivered unique, critical insights for the investment markets, as well as various other industries including legal, construction management, and healthcare.

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Killexams : IBM merges its data storage offerings with Red Hat’s OpenShift and Ceph

IBM Corp. is making some big changes to its data storage services, announcing today that it will bring Red Hat Inc.’s storage products and associates under the “IBM Storage” umbrella.

The aim, IBM said, is to deliver a more consistent application and data storage experience across on-premises and cloud infrastructures. It’s a big move that will see IBM Spectrum Fusion data management software adopt the storage technologies of Red Hat’s OpenShift Data Foundation as its new base layer.

Even more interesting, perhaps, is that the open-source Red Hat Ceph Storage offering will be transformed into a new IBM Ceph storage offering. IBM said this will result in a unified, software-defined storage platform that’s better able to bridge the architectural divide between data centers and cloud computing providers.

The computing giant said the move is in line with its software-defined storage strategy of a “born in the cloud, for the cloud” approach that will unlock bidirectional application and data mobility based on a shared, secure and cloud-scale solution.

IBM Systems General Manager of Storage Denis Kennelly said the shift is designed to streamline the two companies’ portfolios. “By bringing together the teams and integrating our products under one roof, we are accelerating IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy while maintaining commitments to Red Hat’s customers and the open-source community,” he insisted.

The company presented the changes as a big win for customers, saying they will gain access to a more consistent set of storage services that preserve data resilience, security and governance across bare metal, virtualized and containerized environments. More specifically, IBM is promising that customers will have a more unified storage experience for container-based applications running on Red Hat OpenShift, with the ability to use IBM Spectrum Fusion, which is now based on Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation. Doing so will provide higher performance, greater scale and more automation for OpenShift applications that require block, file and object access to data, the company said.

As for IBM Ceph, the company said this will deliver a more consistent hybrid cloud experience with enterprise-grade scale and resiliency.

Furthermore, by unifying IBM’s and Red Hat’s storage technologies, customers will be able to build a single data lakehouse on IBM Spectrum Scale to aggregate all of their unstructured data in one place. Benefits will include less time spent on maintenance, reduced data movement and redundancy, and more advanced schema management and data governance.

Industry watchers were united in their belief that the changes would be of benefit to customers. Steve McDowell of Moor Insights & Strategy told SiliconANGLE that today’s move makes a lot of sense because it enables IBM to leverage the storage strengths of both companies.

McDowell explained that although IBM Spectrum is considered to be one of the most comprehensive data management platforms around, its foundation predates the rise of cloud-native technologies. On the other hand, he said, Red Hat OpenShift was built from the ground up to support cloud-native workloads.

“IBM is evolving Spectrum Fusion to take the best of Red Hat’s efforts, and is using Red Hat’s storage software as the base for its IBM-branded products moving forward,” McDowell said. “It makes a lot of business sense for IBM to leverage R&D from Red Hat into its more traditionally proprietary systems. It also gives IBM an easy path to better serve the needs of containerized workloads.”

International Data Corp. analyst Ashish Nadkarni said the two companies are now “speaking with one voice on storage” and finally delivering on the synergies between them that were mentioned when IBM acquired Red Hat in 2019.

“The combining of the two storage teams is a win for IT organizations as it brings together the best that both offer: An industry-leading storage systems portfolio meets an industry-leading software-defined data services offering,” Nadkarni said. “This initiative enables IBM and Red Hat to streamline their family of offerings, passing the benefits to their customers.”

IBM also moved to reassure users of Red Hat’s open-source technologies that it will remain fully committed to them following today’s announcements. As part of the deal, IBM will take over Premier Sponsorship of the Ceph Foundation and, along with Red Hat’s teams, continue to drive innovation and development. Both IBM Ceph and Red Hat OpenShift will remain 100% open-source, the company added, and will continue to follow an upstream-first development model.

McDowell said today’s move would likely make some users nervous about the prospect of Red Hat’s technology becoming more proprietary over time. “IBM has been very careful since it acquired Red Hat in 2019 to keep Red Hat’s open-source business segregated from IBM’s branded offerings,” he said. “This is the first time we’re seeing IBM cross that that line, and it’s natural to wonder how blurred those lines will become.”

Still, McDowell said, he’s inclined to believe IBM’s promises as it has been very deliberate about keeping Red Hat’s storage technologies open-source.

“Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation and Ceph will still be available as they always have, though its evolution will undoubtedly be more strongly guided by the needs of IBM’s storage business,” the analyst continued. “Overall this is a net positive for IBM and its customers. It makes good business sense and there should be minimal impact to Red Hat’s existing community.”

IBM said the first storage solutions to launch under the new IBM Ceph Storage and IBM Spectrum Fusion banners will arrive in the first half of 2023, so users will have plenty of time to digest the changes.

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Killexams : IBM Redefines Hybrid Cloud Application and Data Storage Adding Red Hat Storage to IBM Offerings

Newly expanded software-defined storage portfolio enables IBM to deliver a consistent experience from edge-to-core-to-cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it will add Red Hat storage products and Red Hat associate teams to the IBM Storage business unit, bringing consistent application and data storage across on-premises infrastructure and cloud.

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With the move, IBM will integrate the storage technologies from Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF) as the foundation for IBM Spectrum Fusion. This combines IBM and Red Hat's container storage technologies for data services and helps accelerate IBM's capabilities in the burgeoning Kubernetes platform market.

In addition, IBM intends to offer new Ceph solutions delivering a unified and software defined storage platform that bridges the architectural divide between the data center and cloud providers. This further advances IBM's leadership in the software defined storage and Kubernetes platform markets.

According to Gartner, by 2025, 60% of infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders will implement at least one of the hybrid cloud storage architectures, which is a significant increase from 20% in 2022.1 IBM's software defined storage strategy is to take a "born in the cloud, for the cloud" approach—unlocking bi-directional application and data mobility based on a shared, secure, and cloud-scale software defined storage foundation.

"Red Hat and IBM have been working closely for many years, and today's announcement enhances our partnership and streamlines our portfolios," said Denis Kennelly, general manager of IBM Storage, IBM Systems. "By bringing together the teams and integrating our products under one roof, we are accelerating the IBM's hybrid cloud storage strategy while maintaining commitments to Red Hat customers and the open-source community."

"Red Hat and IBM have a shared belief in the mission of hybrid cloud-native storage and its potential to help customers transform their applications and data," said Joe Fernandes, vice president of hybrid platforms, Red Hat. "With IBM Storage taking stewardship of Red Hat Ceph Storage and OpenShift Data Foundation, IBM will help accelerate open-source storage innovation and expand the market opportunity beyond what each of us could deliver on our own. We believe this is a clear win for customers who can gain a more comprehensive platform with new hybrid cloud-native storage capabilities."

As customers formulate their hybrid cloud strategies, critical to success is the emphasis and importance of infrastructure consistency, application agility, IT management and flexible consumption consistency as deciding factors to bridge across on-premises and cloud deployments.

With these changes to the IBM portfolio, clients will have access to a consistent set of storage services while preserving data resilience, security, and governance across bare metal, virtualized and containerized environments.  Some of the many benefits of the software defined portfolio available from IBM will include:

  • A unified storage experience for all containerized apps running on Red Hat OpenShift: Customers can use IBM Spectrum Fusion (now with Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation) to achieve the highest levels of performance, scale, automation, data protection, and data security for production applications running on OpenShift that require block, file, and/or object access to data. This enables development teams to focus on the apps, not the ops, with infrastructure-as-code designed for simplified, automated managing and provisioning.

  • A consistent hybrid cloud experience at enterprise levels of scale and resiliency with IBM Ceph: Customers can deliver their private and hybrid cloud architectures on IBM's unified and software defined storage solution, providing capacity and management features. Capabilities include data protection, disaster recovery, high availability, security, auto-scaling, and self-healing portability, that are not tied to hardware, and travel with the data as it moves between on-premises and cloud environments.

  • A single data lakehouse to aggregate and derive intelligence from unstructured data on IBM Spectrum Scale: Customers can address the challenges that often come with quickly scaling a centralized data approach with a single platform to support data-intensive workloads such as AI/ML, high performance computing, and others. Benefits can include less time and effort to administer, reduced data movement and redundancy, direct access to data for analytics tools, advanced schema management and data governance, all supported by distributed file and object storage engineered to be cost effective.

  • Build in the cloud, deploy on-premises with automation: Customers can move developed applications from the cloud to on-premises services, automate the creation of staging environments to test deployment procedures, validate configuration changes, database schema and data updates, and ready package updates to overcome obstacles in production or correct errors before they become a problem that affects business operations.

"IBM and Red Hat speaking with one voice on storage is delivering the synergies derived from IBM's Red Hat acquisition," said Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Systems at IDC. "The combining of the two storage teams is a win for IT organizations as it brings together the best that both offer: An industry-leading storage systems portfolio meets an industry-leading software-defined data services offering. This initiative enables IBM and Red Hat to streamline their family of offerings, passing the benefits to their customers. It also helps accelerate innovation in storage to solve the data challenges for hybrid cloud, all while maintaining their commitment to open source."

Preserving commitment to Red Hat clients and the community

Under the agreement between IBM and Red Hat, IBM will assume Premier Sponsorship of the Ceph Foundation, whose members collaborate to drive innovation, development, marketing, and community events for the Ceph open-source project. IBM Ceph and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation will remain 100% open source and will continue to follow an upstream-first model, reinforcing IBM's commitment to these vital communities. Participation by the Ceph leadership team and other aspects of the open-source project is a key IBM priority to maintain and nurture ongoing Red Hat innovation.

Red Hat and IBM intend to complete the transition by January 1, 2023, which will involve the transfer of storage roadmaps and Red Hat associates to the IBM Storage business unit. Following this date, Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus will continue to include OpenShift Data Foundation, sold by Red Hat and its partners. Additionally, Red Hat OpenStack customers will still be able to buy Red Hat Ceph Storage from Red Hat and its partners. Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenStack customers with existing subscriptions will be able to maintain and grow their storage footprints as needed, with no change in their Red Hat relationship.

Forthcoming IBM Ceph and IBM Spectrum Fusion storage solutions based on Ceph are expected to ship beginning in the first half of 2023.

Read more about today's news in this blog from Denis Kennelly, general manager of IBM Storage, IBM Systems: "IBM + Red Hat: Doubling Down on Hybrid Cloud Storage"

Statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. Red Hat, Ceph, Gluster and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

About IBM 
IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM's hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM's breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM's legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com for more information.

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Killexams : IBM Announces Addition of Red Hat Storage to IBM Offerings

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2022  — IBM has announced it will add Red Hat storage product roadmaps and Red Hat associate teams to the IBM Storage business unit, bringing consistent application and data storage across on-premises infrastructure and cloud.

With the move, IBM will integrate the storage technologies from Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF) as the foundation for IBM Spectrum Fusion. This combines IBM and Red Hat’s container storage technologies for data services and helps accelerate IBM’s capabilities in the burgeoning Kubernetes platform market.

In addition, IBM intends to offer new Ceph solutions delivering a unified and software defined storage platform that bridges the architectural divide between the data center and cloud providers. This further advances IBM’s leadership in the software defined storage and Kubernetes platform markets.

According to Gartner, by 2025, 60% of infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders will implement at least one of the hybrid cloud storage architectures, which is a significant increase from 20% in 2022.1 IBM’s software defined storage strategy is to take a “born in the cloud, for the cloud” approach—unlocking bi-directional application and data mobility based on a shared, secure, and cloud-scale software defined storage foundation.

“Red Hat and IBM have been working closely for many years, and today’s announcement enhances our partnership and streamlines our portfolios,” said Denis Kennelly, general manager of IBM Storage, IBM Systems. “By bringing together the teams and integrating our products under one roof, we are accelerating the IBM’s hybrid cloud storage strategy while maintaining commitments to Red Hat customers and the open-source community.”

“Red Hat and IBM have a shared belief in the mission of hybrid cloud-native storage and its potential to help customers transform their applications and data,” said Joe Fernandes, vice president of hybrid platforms, Red Hat. “With IBM Storage taking stewardship of Red Hat Ceph Storage and OpenShift Data Foundation, IBM will help accelerate open-source storage innovation and expand the market opportunity beyond what each of us could deliver on our own. We believe this is a clear win for customers who can gain a more comprehensive platform with new hybrid cloud-native storage capabilities.”

As customers formulate their hybrid cloud strategies, critical to success is the emphasis and importance of infrastructure consistency, application agility, IT management and flexible consumption consistency as deciding factors to bridge across on-premises and cloud deployments.

With these changes to the IBM portfolio, clients will have access to a consistent set of storage services while preserving data resilience, security, and governance across bare metal, virtualized and containerized environments. Some of the many benefits of the software defined portfolio available from IBM will include:

  • A unified storage experience for all containerized apps running on Red Hat OpenShift: Customers can use IBM Spectrum Fusion (now with Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation) to achieve the highest levels of performance, scale, automation, data protection, and data security for production applications running on OpenShift that require block, file, and/or object access to data. This enables development teams to focus on the apps, not the ops, with infrastructure-as-code designed for simplified, automated managing and provisioning.
  • A consistent hybrid cloud experience at enterprise levels of scale and resiliency with IBM Ceph: Customers can deliver their private and hybrid cloud architectures on IBM’s unified and software defined storage solution, providing capacity and management features. Capabilities include data protection, disaster recovery, high availability, security, auto-scaling, and self-healing portability, that are not tied to hardware, and travel with the data as it moves between on-premises and cloud environments.
  • A single data lakehouse to aggregate and derive intelligence from unstructured data on IBM Spectrum Scale: Customers can address the challenges that often come with quickly scaling a centralized data approach with a single platform to support data-intensive workloads such as AI/ML, high performance computing, and others. Benefits can include less time and effort to administer, reduced data movement and redundancy, direct access to data for analytics tools, advanced schema management and data governance, all supported by distributed file and object storage engineered to be cost effective.
  • Build in the cloud, deploy on-premises with automation: Customers can move developed applications from the cloud to on-premises services, automate the creation of staging environments to test deployment procedures, validate configuration changes, database schema and data updates, and ready package updates to overcome obstacles in production or correct errors before they become a problem that affects business operations.

“IBM and Red Hat speaking with one voice on storage is delivering the synergies derived from IBM’s Red Hat acquisition,” said Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Systems at IDC. “The combining of the two storage teams is a win for IT organizations as it brings together the best that both offer: An industry-leading storage systems portfolio meets an industry-leading software-defined data services offering. This initiative enables IBM and Red Hat to streamline their family of offerings, passing the benefits to their customers. It also helps accelerate innovation in storage to solve the data challenges for hybrid cloud, all while maintaining their commitment to open source.”

Preserving Commitment to Red Hat Clients and the Community

Under the agreement between IBM and Red Hat, IBM will assume Premier Sponsorship of the Ceph Foundation, whose members collaborate to drive innovation, development, marketing, and community events for the Ceph open-source project. IBM Ceph and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation will remain 100% open source and will continue to follow an upstream-first model, reinforcing IBM’s commitment to these vital communities. Participation by the Ceph leadership team and other aspects of the open-source project is a key IBM priority to maintain and nurture ongoing Red Hat innovation.

Red Hat and IBM intend to complete the transition by January 1, 2023, which will involve the transfer of storage roadmaps and Red Hat associates to the IBM Storage business unit. Following this date, Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus will continue to include OpenShift Data Foundation, sold by Red Hat and its partners. Additionally, Red Hat OpenStack customers will still be able to buy Red Hat Ceph Storage from Red Hat and its partners. Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenStack customers with existing subscriptions will be able to maintain and grow their storage footprints as needed, with no change in their Red Hat relationship.

Forthcoming IBM Ceph and IBM Spectrum Fusion storage solutions based on Ceph are expected to ship beginning in the first half of 2023.

Read more about today’s news in this blog from Denis Kennelly, general manager of IBM Storage, IBM Systems: “IBM + Red Hat: Doubling Down on Hybrid Cloud Storage“.

Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. Red Hat, Ceph, Gluster and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

About IBM

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service.


Source: IBM

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