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March #cloudchat recap: Where the open cloud is going

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IBM Sessions at Gartner Symposium

I attended several sessions presented by IBMers at the Gartner IT Symposium. Here are some of the highlights and points that I took away from each one, summarizing my live posts from @mirv_pgh on Twitter.

How Docker technology adds value to the cloud paradigm

It is an undeniable fact that IT is being systematically simplified, made affordable, less complex, highly agile and widely available. This is thanks to a host of optimization techniques such as rationalization, consolidation, centralization, federation, virtualization, automation and sharing. IT is on its venerable mission to be the greatest enabler of not only businesses but also […]

4 things to consider when selecting a cloud provider

By Scott Wallace and Marcos Quezada When choosing cloud providers, we usually pay attention to things like whether the provider has adopted open standards such as OpenStack, whether their cloud computing hybrid approach is dynamic and whether they have integrated platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) offerings. What we often […]