IBM DataCenter Modernization Meetup

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Join IBM and Brocade SME speakers Thursday August 15th to learn about the exciting trends in Virtual Tape, Enterprise data Extension and why Flash and NVMe are driving the need for DataCenter Modernization.

Date: Thursday August 15th
Time: 1:00 to 4:30 Followed by Happy Hour
Location: Brookview Golf Club Event Center
316 Brookview Parkway S
Golden Valley, MN 55426

What’s new in IBM TS7700 Virtual Tape: Toy Phouybanhdyt – IBM
Cover features and the functions of TS7700 R4.1.2 and TS7700 R2 that will help reduce the TS7700 storage capacity utilization as well as reducing the network bandwidth without spending much effort, and to utilize the cloud as an extension of the TS7700 grid to store long term retention and cold data.

Brocade SAN Extension & Network Mgmt.: Tim Jeka – Broadcom
IBM/Brocade Extension platforms can support all long distance data replication. Today’s platforms provide the stability and performance needed for storage over distance solutions. Learn how today’s platforms support both FCIP and IPEX (IP Extension), transports for Block/File/Object storage solutions.

IBM Flash, Data Modernization & Cloud strategies: Matt Key – IBM
See how IBM Flash enables data modernization, hybrid cloud, and some other unique strategies across customer bases. “Using Flash to lower costs, lower risks, and increase corporate value.”

Brocade FC and NVMe enhances Data Modernization: Tim Jeka – Broadcom
With today’s data growth and the advent of NVMe arrays, the storage network is critical to ensure optimum performance from storage, otherwise, bottlenecks move into the network. IBM/Brocade Gen 6 SANs are the proven modern infrastructure ready for NVMe storage today and as it evolves. Prepare your datacenter and take advantage of new technology strategies

2019 Technology Update – Hybrid Cloud: A Transformation Journey

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Technology has never moved at a faster pace.  The breakneck speed at which innovation continues to drive transformation highlights more than ever, that it is not cost-effective to continue to install the latest and greatest technology year after year.  With advancements in operating systems, hybrid cloud technology, and the onset of data being used as a resource, the path ahead is becoming difficult to navigate.

Organizations are left scrambling to stay in front of the trends while ensuring their teams are agile and find the most efficient means to ensure their systems are functioning at their best.

This year, our annual Technology Update will not only focus on which innovations are driving trends with our keynote speaker, Alex Salkever, who is a well-regarded futurist and author, but we will hear from a variety of industry experts who know what it takes to get through complex technology transformations successfully.


Medina Golf and Country Club
400 Evergreen Rd
Medina, MN 55340
Registration & Breakfast
Technology Update Seminar
Lunch & Demos
Networking and Golf
Awards, Beverages & Appetizers

We will be at a new location this year, the Medina Golf and Country Club, home of the MN Golden Gopher Classic!  So come and check out the superb educational sessions we have planned for the morning, and stay to network and golf the newly renovated course.

IBM Classes Held At Evolving Solutions

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IBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of technical training and education services designed for individuals, companies, and public organizations to acquire, maintain, and optimize their IT skills.

If your company is interested in sending multiple employees to an IBM technical training class, Evolving Solutions will work with you and IBM to bring the class to you in the Minneapolis area. At Evolving Solutions we provide a first class training facility and we are committed to helping you realize quality and cost-effective training opportunities.

A current list of IBM classes can be found on the IBM training website at: Course Schedule.

If there is a class that you are interested in attending, please send us an email with your contact information, company name and number of students to