Garage

The importance of fun in the workplace

One of the key elements of the Cloud Garage Method is Culture. That single word encompasses a whole range of practices about how we manage our projects, and how we interact with our stakeholders and each other. One of my favorite parts of the Cloud Garage culture is the fact that it includes a fun work environment.

Compute Infrastructure

Accelerate and streamline AI and HPC workloads with new NVIDIA GPUs on IBM Cloud

Starting today, you can equip individual IBM Cloud bare metal servers with up to two NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe GPU accelerators — NVIDIA’s latest, fastest and most advanced GPU architecture. The combination of IBM high-speed network connectivity and bare metal servers with the Tesla V100 GPUs provides the performance and speed that enterprises need. That means AI models that once needed weeks of computing resources can now be trained in just a few hours.

Community

VMware HCX on IBM Cloud (aka “space age IT”) – now available!

“It’s insane” “It shouldn’t work, but it does” “This is really cool space age kind of IT” “HCX was the best answer by far” Earlier this week, a colleague in IBM’s Global Business Services group who is working with a large client in the industrial sector said these things regarding his recent experience with a […]

IBM Cloud Foundry – CF Summit Summary and Path Forward

The Cloud Foundry Summit 2018 Boston just ended, and all I can say is wow! I'm the Offering Manager for IBM Cloud Foundry, and let me just say, it's been an honor representing IBM Cloud Foundry this week and working with all the incredible IBM technology people supporting this IBM Cloud compute offering. There was so much going on, so many great new things to learn, and so much news all around, it was a world-wind week of Cloud Foundry excellence.

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Don’t treat your data like an object

In recent years, object storage has become a dominant paradigm for large-scale, cost-effective data storage. Solutions like IBM Cloud Object Storage are both highly scalable and extremely resilient, utilizing ingenious algorithms to distribute data across a cluster of storage systems and provide a high level of fault tolerance. At the same time, these algorithms minimize the number of complete copies of the data that need to be stored, which reduces total data volumes and keeps costs low.

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Process large data sets at massive scale with PyWren over IBM Cloud Functions

(Ed.–Josep Sampé–Universitat Rovira i Virgili–co-authored this post.) Let’s say you write a function in Python to process and analyze some data. You successfully test the function using a small amount of data and now you want to run the function as a serverless action at massive scale, with parallelism, against terabytes of data. What options do you have? Obviously, […]

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Go Lite with Watson Knowledge Studio

Watson Knowledge Studio (WKS) is now available with a Lite Plan, as part of IBM Cloud's Lite Accounts that never expire and don't need payment information. If you are involved with analyzing text data and have never used WKS or if you had signed up to use the Free Plan of WKS on IBM Cloud, you should read this!

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In-depth Kubernetes Insights with New Relic on IBM Cloud Container Service

At the IBM Cloud Container Service, we were excited about the partnership announcement between IBM Cloud and New Relic. In addition to having another large customer in the platform, we are anxious to test out the New Relic technology and make these capabilities available to users of our container service.

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Getting Started with Django on IBM Cloud

We just released a new starter kit on IBM Cloud App Service that makes it easy to get started on a production-ready Django app. IBM Cloud App Service helps developers build cloud native applications by generating pre-configured, production-ready starters. This post will teach you how to create the new Django starter. Django is a python web framework that follows the Model View Controller architectural pattern that emphasizes reusability and rapid development for complex, data driven websites. In this tutorial, we will go over how to create, build, run, and deploy a Django Web Basic starter.

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Build a voice-enabled Android Chatbot

This post is an excerpt from our recent solution tutorial with step-by-step instructions showing how easy it is to quickly create a voice-enabled Android-native chatbot with Watson Assistant, Text to Speech, Speech to Text and mobile analytics services on IBM Cloud.

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Go from scratch to a scalable web app on Kubernetes

As a developer, you just want to focus most of your time writing code. Then, without too much hassle, you want to deploy your application and have it run as consistently on a cloud as it does locally. You would rather not spend hours reading Kubernetes documentation on writing yaml deployment files. You don’t want to create Helm […]

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Digital Analytics powered by Watson and the IBM Cloud

Anyone who has walked alongside the pristine fairways and blooming azaleas at Augusta National in early April will tell you the Masters Tournament is unlike any other event in professional sports. The mission of the Masters Digital team is to share this unique experience with the millions of golf fans who are not able to attend. Enabled by IBM as the official IT partner, the team brings new features each year to its digital platforms in hopes of delighting golf fans around the world.

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