How hybrid cloud solves data localization and regional compliance challenges

Your U.S.-based company is humming along with steady growth and your CEO informs you that the company is expanding globally. Your data centers and IT infrastructure are all within the U.S. border. While your high speed and reliable network provider would like to support you outside the U.S., you realize region specific and country specific […]

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4 reasons why hybrid is becoming the new normal

At IBM Interconnect 2015 we heard the prediction that “cloud” will become the common name for what is known today as “hybrid cloud.” In other words, there will be no division between public and private clouds; every cloud will be a combination of the two, either with or without a traditional IT infrastructure. My colleague […]

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4 reasons why hybrid cloud is becoming the new normal

At IBM Interconnect 2015 we heard the prediction that “cloud” will become the common name for what is known today as “hybrid cloud.” In other words, there will be no division between public and private clouds; every cloud will be a combination of the two, either with or without a traditional IT infrastructure. My colleague […]

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AIX in a public or private cloud – IBM Managed Services does both

In an era when CIOs are ever more cost conscious, required to support more customers on stagnant budgets, cloud managed services can control costs for AIX-based application environments.  In this post, I examine the traditional IT approach to customer support as well as a cloud managed services approach, which can provide tremendous benefits. The traditional […]

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What’s your favorite flavor? Using IaaS to host SAP in the cloud

When it comes to hosting SAP in the cloud, depending on specific customer needs, it may be better to use infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and bring your own SAP environment to it. Hosting your SAP application on cloud infrastructure as a service While you can set up your own data center and infrastructure, many are […]

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5 keys to cloud outsourcing success

You get tapped on the shoulder by your finance executive who tells you that the company must do more for less cost. You know others, including your business competitors, are turning to cloud, but you’re still trying to understand how to successfully navigate cloud outsourcing. I have worked with over 100 strategic outsourcing customers and […]

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5 key considerations when moving to hybrid cloud

Have you created a private cloud but not yet realized all the savings you had hoped? Hybrid cloud can enhance your client interaction experiences through additional elasticity and horizontal scaling. It can also bring a smile to the face of your CFO by reducing costs. Creating a private cloud can help clients consolidate various business […]

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How to explain cloud security to your IT team

You always have the ability to make your own ice cream, and while this takes time there is always a satisfying feeling when you taste that first bite.  Making your own ice cream is occurring less and less often and most are turning to buying ice cream in the store based on convenience and speed. I […]

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How to explain cloud security to your IT team

You always have the ability to make your own ice cream, and while this takes time there is always a satisfying feeling when you taste that first bite.  Making your own ice cream is occurring less and less often and most are turning to buying ice cream in the store based on convenience and speed. I […]

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Cloud computing offers data protection in natural disasters

According to Munich Re, last year (2013) there were 880 loss events worldwide. The average number of events has continually risen significantly over the last 30 years. These disasters happen all over the world, and the clients I work with are working to ensure they have a disaster recovery plan. If you have not yet […]

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Using cloud to tap into the rapidly expanding market in China

Do you want to quickly establish a presence where there are 632 million Internet users and over 83 percent of them have mobile access? These are pretty compelling numbers that represent massive growth potential for your company. It has never been easier to establish your business applications and services on a readymade information technology (IT) […]

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