3 cloud computing predictions for 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, we look ahead to what promises to be a very fruitful cloud computing landscape. Cloud adoption is, without a doubt, on the rise. A recent IDC report predicts the global cloud market will top $118 billion in 2015, which translates to a 23 percent bump over 2014. We reached out to a […]

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How to explain cloud computing to a lawyer

In April 2014, IBM was entering a new era of information technology (IT). It was time to embrace the cloud, and I realized that we were going to be deeply transformed by it. I needed to change the way I was doing my job, so I was pretty busy attending many training sessions and calls […]

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IBM Research talks cloud innovation at OpenStack Meetups

This autumn, several developers from IBM Research unveiled their latest cloud innovation to the OpenStack Meetup groups in New York City and Philadelphia. The researchers, all OpenStack committers, presented their work on several subprojects (including Nova, Heat, Swift, and Neutron) and received community feedback in both cities to drive further improvement. Community members from dozens […]

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Cloud-based literacy programs thrive in developing countries

While high levels of literacy are taken for granted in developed nations, people in large swaths of the developing world, particularly rural areas in India and Africa, are deprived of basic things such as education, access to libraries, bookstores and the means to access information anytime and anywhere. Though many developing nations suffer from substandard […]

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The SaaS advantage: Update time

According to the survey Champions of Software as a Service, 66 percent of leading software-as-a-service (SaaS)adopters find that it improves application agility, making it easier to quickly and flexibly deploy and implement solutions. A SaaS solution is often considered faster and simpler to set up in an organization than a new on-premises software product. What is less […]

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Are containers the future of hybrid clouds?

I recently stumbled across the following video from James Bottomley, a Linux Kernel developer working for Parallels. It’s a very good explanation of container technology and how it will be integrated in OpenStack: What really caught my attention was the part about hybrid clouds. Looking a bit closer at containers in a hybrid cloud environment reveals […]

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IBM Bluemix Meetups welcome devs into the ‘mix’

At the beginning of the year, when I was tasked to run Meetups in Silicon Valley that focused on Cloud Foundry and IBM Bluemix, I was a bit apprehensive. It was a totally new venture for me and a relatively new way for us IBMers to engage with the community. Silicon Valley is a unique […]

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A guide to cloud compliance on SoftLayer

Cloud security, compliance and the certificates that help support cloud communication have all come a long way. When it comes to compliance and regulatory-driven organizations, it is important to understand how technologies like cloud and virtualization are now able to create a more robust environment. To ensure that data is secure in data centers and […]

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Top 10 Thoughts on Cloud posts of 2014

As the year winds down, we're counting down the top Thoughts on Cloud posts of 2014. Check back over the next few weeks for updates.

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Why open technology matters at the PaaS layer

Say you’ve decided to adopt platform as a service (PaaS) as your cloud-based platform, along with a DevOps environment, to deliver business outcomes in an agile, iterative and incremental fashion. You also want to explore all the benefits of a composable environment on cloud to quickly build new applications. These are smart choices, and you’re […]

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A delicious recipe: Cloud Foundry with IBM Bluemix on top

Who’s hungry? If you’re a fan of open source, I have a great recipe to share with you that you might find quite appetizing. The ingredients are the key to any recipe, so let’s take a look at our two main ingredients. What is IBM Bluemix and what is Cloud Foundry? What are their similarities […]

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5 tips to prevent your cloud from causing a thunderstorm

Clouds play an important part in our life. Without clouds and the rain falling from them, life would not be possible on earth. And almost everybody likes the nice white cumulus clouds on a blue sky that look like a herd of sheep. This is probably one reason why clouds are widely accepted in information […]

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