Hybrid Deployments

Architect cloud solutions for on-prem, public cloud, private cloud, or any combination. Find out what you really need to know about hybrid cloud implementations.

June 1, 2016

DevOps: Key to the rewards of hybrid cloud

One of the most important potential benefits of hybrid cloud environments is the ability to put new business applications to work very quickly and keep them working effectively even as business requirements change. An organization’s ability to realize this benefit depends on having a high-performance cloud development platform in place to make it possible.

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February 22, 2016

InterConnect 2016: Accelerating Digital Business

In today’s open general session, IBM Senior VP Robert Leblanc closed with a reminder followed by a challenge: The cloud isn’t the destination, it’s the platform. How are you going to innovate? Playing off the same theme, the afternoon session 6346A “Accelerating Digital Business” elaborated on this point with presentations from two speakers, one from Gartner and one from IBM.

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June 1, 2016

DevOps: Key to the rewards of hybrid cloud

One of the most important potential benefits of hybrid cloud environments is the ability to put new business applications to work very quickly and keep them working effectively even as business requirements change. An organization’s ability to realize this benefit depends on having a high-performance cloud development platform in place to make it possible.

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February 19, 2016

Embracing hybrid cloud with IBM VPN service

Are you looking to gain competitive edge by going hybrid? Do you have workloads that can’t be transitioned completely to cloud? Do you want to be selective about which workloads stay in-house versus which move to cloud? Are you unclear about how your on-premises assets may be able to communicate with your cloud resources? Look no further than the IBM VPN service.

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February 16, 2016

Australian Open 2016: Towards a Cognitive Hybrid Cloud

This last installment on the Social Sentiment Application of the Australian Open 2016 explains how an emerging "cognitive hybrid cloud" can see and understand images and read multilingual news articles. The next generation of our hybrid cloud will become amorphous in shape and size as containers built in one environment can move to different environments, enabling diverse data and containers to go to where they are needed at any point in time without worries about interoperability. What new insights will IBM's Social Sentiment Application reveal in the next Australian Open?

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February 15, 2016

IBM OpenStack Virtual Servers at InterConnect 2016

The IBM Virtual Servers cloud service, powered by OpenStack, is available as a beta on IBM Bluemix. This service, in addition to IBM Containers and Cloud Foundry Runtimes, provide a proven compute option with maximum flexibility and control through an IBM designed experience or community driven, open standard APIs. IBM Virtual Machines will be showcased at InterConnect!

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February 8, 2016

Australian Open 2016: Hybrid cloud architecture of Bluemix Social Sentiment Application

The Social Sentiment Application was continuously available throughout the Australian Open 2016 with impressive results. The IBM hybrid cloud architecture leveraged the strengths of Bluemix, SoftLayer and IBM's Private Cloud. Docker containers enabled rapid and reusable functions throughout the application. The Software Defined Environment on IBM's Private Cloud leveraged the principles of agile and idempotency. The Bluemix Streaming Analytics microservice enabled realtime processing of hundreds of thousands of tweets. Flexible networking within Bluemix connected multiple clouds together within a secure environment. The Social Sentiment Application just worked!

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January 11, 2016

Webinar Q&A: Centering Private Cloud Innovation on Customer Needs

IBM Bluemix Technical Product Manager Jeff Brent discusses Bluemix Hybrid, the cloud platform as a service upon which an innovative business like HybridBlueBank depends. Jeff demonstrates the Relay technology that keeps Bluemix software up to date and in synch across public and private cloud deployment types. This follow-up includes the questions and answers from listeners.

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January 6, 2016

Australian Open 2016: Streaming Social Sentiment with Bluemix’s Hybrid Cloud

In the Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, the chair umpire announces the conclusion of an exhilarating tennis competition. Millions of tennis fans from around the world erupt through social media with a concise message that asserts individual opinions and sentiment. On a hybrid cloud within IBM’s Continuous Availability Services, Natural Language Technologies are applied to streams of tweets to understand the opinions of the Australian Open fan base. The resulting social sentiment analysis within IBM's SlamTracker application is updated. In this opening post of a multi-part series, I explain the technology mix behind the event's social sentiment application.

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