xCloud at IBM Pulse 2012

The xCloud environment is one where customers can get hands-on experience with IBM’s Deployment Planning, Automation and Governance solution. This solution helps customers improve the processes between development and operations.

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Creating custom images on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

When leveraging a public cloud environment, one of the largest challenges is ensuring the service catalog has images and software bundles that meet your business needs. The ability to create your own custom image templates and load them into a public cloud environment is a huge value. IBM SmartCloud Enterprise provides several methods for customizing images.

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Cloud computing at Pulse 2012 pre-conference

This year at IBM Software conference Pulse 2012, being held March 4-7, cloud computing has its own track of sessions to show client success and new innovations around cloud computing.

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UP Conference Virtual Event Summary

The virtual component of the UP Conference featured 3 IBM presentations. “Lessons Learned The impact on the future of Cloud and Standards," “Real client innovation in the cloud," and “The Cloud Computing Paradigm Transforming Business, Technology.” These presentations went through the current state of cloud computing and helped define the next steps for cloud.

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UP Conference: Mountain View Recap

The UP Conference was an excellent opportunity to meet with innovators of the cloud industry. IBM presented two key presentations one on “Next Generation Cloud Platforms – accelerating time to market” and one presentation on “Real-Time Behavioral Insight into Consumer Interaction.”

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Cross platform cloud solutions

One challenge in many cloud environments is having the correct platforms available to build solutions. Many times, cloud providers provide a subset either of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) solutions that might or might not meet the business requirements of a given application.

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UP Conference pre-conference thoughts

The UP 2011 Cloud Computing Conference is occurring in Northern California from December 5 through December 9. I look forward to attending the conference because I believe it will have a lot of valuable information about how the latest trends and innovations in cloud can immediately solve business challenges.

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SmartCloud Provisioning

When optimizing traditional IT with private cloud technology, one of the operational benefits IT organizations look for is the ability to provision key business services in hours instead of weeks or months.

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Leveraging cloud for cross-company partnerships

One of the key features of a customized cloud solution is the ability to integrate with other companies to create cross-company services. In this example, we are integrating with an external customer for on-boarding service and an external marketplace.

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Cloud lessons learned from Southern California power outage

Lessons learned from the major power outage in Southern California in September 2011.

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Electrical power outage impact on cloud solutions

Locally here in Southern California there have been several power outages that have impacted the region. The most recent was last Thursday which impacted Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico. In a lot of ways I felt our business solutions residing Southern California dodged a bullet since our site was not impacted, but it definitely […]

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Considerations for backup and recovery in cloud

Many times, leveraging private and public cloud solutions require changes to a company’s disaster recovery strategy. This change can include replication and failover to various cloud providers and building a robust backup for any private cloud environment. Before a backup recovery strategy is implemented, two key factors should be considered. First, one should ask what […]

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