A guide to IBM Bluemix resiliency and security

IBM Bluemix is suitable for high performance, high input/output (I/O), high availability or latency-sensitive production applications, as well as development and test deployments. This is due to the IBM Bluemix configuration of Cloud Foundry within its data centers and the underlying strength of the IBM SoftLayer cloud infrastructure platform. All Bluemix applications have their infrastructure […]

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Demonstration: cloud, analytics, mobile and social using IBM Bluemix

In the 2013 IBM Annual Report, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty talked about the shifts that she sees occurring in industries: “Competitive advantage will be created through data and analytics, business models will be shaped by cloud, and individual engagement will be powered by mobile and social technologies. Therefore, IBM is […]

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How the cloud is revolutionizing roles in the IT department

Many people see cloud as an evolution of outsourcing. By moving their traditional information technology (IT) resources into a public cloud, clients can focus on their core business differentiators.

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How the cloud is revolutionizing roles in the IT department

Many people see cloud as an evolution of outsourcing. By moving their traditional information technology (IT) resources into a public cloud, clients can focus on their core business differentiators. Cloud doesn’t nix the need for the hardware, software and systems management—it merely encapsulates and shields the user from those aspects. It puts IT in the hands of […]

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Using the Cloudant database service in an IBM Bluemix application

As a cloud solution architect, I am keen to understand the capabilities of the new IBM platform as a service (PaaS) offering, IBM Bluemix. In particular, I’ve come to realize that preserving a state in an inherently stateless architecture is key, so I decided to investigate how to use the IBM Cloudant database with an […]

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How governments can tap into cloud and Internet of Things

In my previous post, I discussed some of the innovations that can be achieved by governments using cloud. I presented on this topic recently at the Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for cloud computing. At the session I went on to explore mobile, the Internet of Things and some changes in the skills needed […]

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How government agencies can benefit from cloud

I was honored to have been asked to speak at the recent Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for cloud computing. My discussion addressed “Cloud Skills, Flexibility and Strategy,” and I’d like to share some of the highlights of my presentation in a short series of two blog posts. The Westminster Forum Projects enjoy substantial support […]

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Cloud computing trends in the UK: IaaS, PaaS & SaaS

When I participate in the twitter chat about cloud trends in the UK on June 19, I’ll be very interested to see whether people’s perceptions align with mine. I’ve been a cloud architect for the last three years or so and have seen dramatic changes in the IT industry and its view of cloud. I’ve […]

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It’s all about the speed: DevOps and the cloud

As I explained in my earlier blog post, “Cloud accelerates the evolution of mankind,” I believe that cloud has the power to change the world. It achieves this by giving us speed—and this has an exponential affect. When I first became a professional software developer in the late 1980s, we spent two years designing and […]

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Is the cloud green?

Today, the world is focused on green – from technology to transportation, the environment is on everyone’s minds. You would think it's self evident that the cloud is green.

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Infrastructure optimisation using cloud for higher education

In this post I cover the optimisation of the infrastructure that underpins the three pillars of higher education.

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Cloud and the three pillars of higher education

Cloud can assist higher education institutions in providing quality services around these three pillars: administration, education, and research.

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