January 14, 2016

Australian Open 2016: Design Principles of Bluemix Social Sentiment Application

Many potential record-breaking and historical stories will play out live at the Australian Open 2016 that will drive interaction through social media such as Twitter. The interaction between fans and the Australian Open 2016 website and experience, hosted by IBM’s Continuous Available Services – Events Infrastructure, must be able to resiliently operate under intense volumes of traffic. This post presents the design principles behind IBM's Social Sentiment Application.

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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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December 7, 2015

Thinking of the Move to Cloud? Think Hybrid

I had the opportunity to be interviewed last month by Cloud Era Institute, on best practices to moving to cloud. I share my thoughts on products, as well as the inevitable culture-shift.

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December 7, 2015

Nine ways hybrid cloud delivers real IT and business benefit

What is hybrid cloud and how to exploit it for real value? Learn about the practical benefits, such as improvement to agile development, performance, skills and component reuse, leveraging hybrid cloud for test and development, etc. More...

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December 4, 2015

Deploying Hybrid Cloud using IBM Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service

Are you contemplating moving some of your workloads into the cloud, but worried about accessing them securely using private IP addressing? Look no further. Check out IBM Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. It uses time-tested, mature Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) protocol suite to build a secure communication channel between your private on-premises data center and your IBM Bluemix cloud resources.

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December 3, 2015

Achieving Cloud Operations Visibility

The sum of the parts is greater than the whole. This is also true when it comes to Cloud Operations Visibility, which brings together Monitoring, Logging, Alerting and Event Generation. These capabilities help DevOps teams manage cloud services and applications. Like most processes, achieving Cloud Operations Visibility is a continuous journey, iterating as you learn. If you're interested and need a more private environment, IBM is beta testing Monitoring and Logging on IBM Bluemix Dedicated and IBM Bluemix Local.

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December 1, 2015

Webinar: Centering Private Cloud Innovation on Customer Needs

HybridBlueBank, a hypothetical business, provides a public cloud-based mobile application to help customers manage business loyalty points and provide feedback. HybridBlueBank service reps receive customer feedback through an application hosted in a private cloud with the intelligence to analyze text for expressed sentiment, giving a clear prompt for a response. In this webinar, IBM Bluemix Technical Product Manager Jeff Brent discusses Bluemix Hybrid, the cloud platform as a service upon which an innovative business like HybridBlueBank depends.

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November 24, 2015

Relay 2015 – Bringing Cloud to the Enterprise

Last week in New York City IBM hosted “Relay 2015,” a forum for sharing best practices, methodology and new tools and approaches that will help the enterprise drive pervasive impact around speed, innovation and bottom-line results. It really focused on the technology needed to support a diverse set of enterprise requirements and emerging patterns of design, delivery and app and distributed system architecture.

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