The future of managed cloud services

The ultimate goal of managed cloud services is to receive higher value services out of the cloud.

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The 10 biggest myths about desktop cloud

Marcus Erber lists 10 myths of desktop cloud.

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What’s new in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ R1.1?

Last weekend, release 1.1 of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ (SCE+) was deployed in selected data centers.

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Making SmartCloud Enterprise+ elastic

SmartCloud Enterprise can be used to make SmartCloud Enterprise+ elastic.

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Middleware topology changes because of cloud

By de-consolidating these middleware and database blocks, we gain again higher flexibility and a far less complex environment.

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How smart computing solutions can work for you

Last Saturday I finally registered my membership for car2go.

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Active directory on a managed IaaS

Servers located in the traditional infrastructure are often managed by the client himself; servers hosted in a managed shared-cloud environment are operated by the service provider.

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The software defined datacenter

VMware wants to become the operating system for datacenters.

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Challenges for hybrid clouds

Let's look at the challenges we face when we start to design and build a hybrid cloud.

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When is a cloud open?

Marcus responds to Red Hat VP's definition of an open cloud with points of agreement and disagreement.

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Microsoft vs. OpenOffice: Not the battle of the future!

As Andreas Groth (@andreasgroth) and I mentioned in several earlier blog posts, the final goal of software evolution is to be web-based. There are several reasons for that: Web-based applications are easy to access (from any device), they are cheap to maintain and they support our new requirements in terms of collaboration and content sharing more easily as any local installed app does.

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Why service providers should not ignore cloud

For many service providers, cloud computing seems to be disruptive for their business model. Especially in the outsourcing business, many service providers are reluctant to offer cloud-based services to their clients. There are two main reasons behind this skepticism.

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