Cloud computing defined: Characteristics & service levels

An excerpt from Edwin Schouten's new book, IBM SmartCloud Essentials.

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Cloud computing defined: Characteristics & service levels

The following is an excerpt from Edwin Schouten’s new book, IBM SmartCloud Essentials, from Packt Publishing. Click here to purchase the eBook or print version. To get a common understanding on cloud computing, let’s start with the basics: the essential characteristics and service and deployment models. For this, we will use one of the standardization […]

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed VI

This edition focuses on IBM’s open cloud strategy and dives a bit deeper into the IBM SmartCloud Application Services for DevOps and pattern-based deployments.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed V

This edition of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed focuses on what's new in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise release 2.2 and IBM SmartCloud Application Services 1.0.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed IV

This edition discusses the SmartCloud Enterprise Developers group, big data workloads, and more.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed III – The security issue

This blog post will go into detail on how security is arranged within and around IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.

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Top business differences between SmartCloud Enterprise and SmartCloud Enterprise+

Edwin Schouten explores the business differences between the two IBM offerings SmartCloud Enterprise and SmartCloud Enterprise+.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed

This blog post contains an overview of the capabilities of, and how to use and configure IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to fit your business needs and add the most value.

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Design patterns for the cloud

Let’s see how the concept of patterns is extended into cloud infrastructure and cloud applications.

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Democratization of IT (macro trend 3 of 3)

If you search the internet for democratization you will find different interpretations, especially when in relation to cloud computing.

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Consumerization of IT (macro trend 2 of 3)

This post discusses consumerization of IT; the previous was about externalization; a third trend will cover democratization.

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Externalization of IT (macro trend 1 of 3)

This blog post discusses externalization of IT; two follow up posts will cover the second and third trend.

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