Thursday Thoughts: SoftLayer image template demo

Shelbee Eigenbrode demonstrates how easy it is to use SoftLayer image templates to boost productivity.

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Thursday Thoughts: Open technology and the future of containers

In this week's Thursday Thoughts, Shelbee Eigenbrode interviews Alex Heneveld, CTO of CloudSoft, about his predictions for open technology and containers like Docker.

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Five themes dominate DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014

The DevOps Enterprise Summit, held October 21-23 in San Francisco, was a unique conference geared towards DevOps at the enterprise level of business. We hear a lot about horses and unicorns in the area of DevOps adoption. For those unfamiliar with the terms: • Unicorns are typically startups and companies that were born on the […]

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Creating your first virtual server in SoftLayer: Ready to order!

This third blog post in my step-by-step series for ordering a SoftLayer virtual server will focus on the checkout process. For background tutorials on getting to the point of actually placing an order, please review the steps outlined in the following blog posts: • In part 1, we walked through the initial navigation to the […]

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Creating your first virtual server in SoftLayer: Server configuration

This second blog post in my step-by-step series on ordering a SoftLayer virtual server will focus on the server configuration options. In part 1, we walked through the initial navigation to the web interface for ordering a virtual server as well as the billing options available. You can follow these next steps to complete the […]

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Creating your first virtual server in SoftLayer: Billing options

This blog series will give a step-by-step tutorial on ordering a new virtual server instance on SoftLayer, an IBM company.  As you’ll see in the steps below, using the web interface to provision SoftLayer is extremely simple and fast. To prove how fast and simple this process is, I’m going to have my nine-year-old daughter […]

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IBM challenges NC State students to hack its BlueMix XaaS platform

Last month, IBM jStart challenged more than 30 students at North Carolina State University to hack IBM’s next generation everything as a service (XaaS) and cloud platform called IBM BlueMix. The theme of the hackathon focused on rapid web application development as well as social data web applications.

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DevOps: How can we break down the corporate silos?

The DevOps method of providing continuous delivery is getting a lot of attention in the industry as the need for rapid deployment is a key strategic benefit in cloud computing.

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