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Meet the team from the IBM Cloud Garage at Think 2018

The Client Technical Engagement (CTE) team can help you accelerate your business outcomes. CTE has a premier location at the heart of the Think 2018 Cloud and Data campus -- on the expo floor at booth #660. We're bringing designers, developers, consultants, solution architects and technical luminaries to work with our clients on their cloud adoption and transformation journeys.

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Meet the IBM Cloud Garage Method experts at Think 2018

Last week I highlighted dozens of sessions from the IBM Cloud Garage consultancy of cloud architects and solution engineers that you’ll want to remember when planning your agenda. In this blog post, I introduce four of my colleages from our team on the IBM Cloud Garage Method. They will be on the staff supporting the Think 2018 conference as presenters, lab leaders, and “Ask Me Anything” experts. Look for them and ask them about the updated Garage Method Field Guide and two new Guides!

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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.

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Working out how much a project will cost

When customers visit the IBM Cloud Garage to discuss a potential project, one of the most frequently asked questions is "how much is my project going to cost?".

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Cloud native applications and the “golden age” of service management

Some clients express the concern that adopting microservices-oriented cloud architectures will mean operations of these environments will be more complicated due to multiple moving parts, dynamic topologies, and higher SLA requirements. Coming from a background which began in development and transitioned into Monitoring/Service Management, I have found just the opposite—monitoring operations are easier with a cloud-native environment. This post explains why cloud-based applications naturally support superior serviceability and reliability.

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Webinar: Migrating WebSphere apps to IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private brings together innovation and flexible management the public cloud with the application security and data isolation that you need in your corporate data center. But how does IBM Cloud Private support existing enterprise Java applications? In this webinar, learn why and how to modernize existing enterprise Java applications and run them on IBM Cloud Private and see a step-by-step deployment demonstration.

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Webinar: Deploying microservices apps in IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private brings flexible management from the public cloud with the application security and data isolation that you need in your corporate data center. Topics include how operations and developer roles are affected, typical paths for evolving existing applications to the cloud, and how to distribute workloads between public and private clouds.

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Dashboards for IBM Cloud Private

Large enterprises will have a requirement for the IBM Cloud Private components to be monitored and feed alerts to an event management tool for notification and possible incident management, if warranted. With input from numerous IBMers and in collaboration with Robert Barron, we delivered the initial Cloud Service Management and Operations Dashboards to assist an organization with gaining an immediate understanding of the health of their IBM Cloud Private deployments.

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Going Behind the Scenes: Live from the San Francisco Garage

If there is one thing we know at the Garage, it is to learn — and learn fast! When we first agreed to host a Facebook Live event, I sure didn’t know there would be so much that went into planning the event. In no short order, the San Francisco Garage wrote a script, designed a set, and directed production – and made a floating shark an IoT device! Literally and metaphorically, the Garage had a lot of moving parts to coordinate for a great event.

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