4 ways moving to cloud reduces the IT energy footprint

By Aredis S. Oliveira Energy consumption in information technology (IT) services seems to always increase. Many individuals, governments and organizations are working to find  ways to reduce energy demand in a smarter way, encouraging new ideas for using existing and new IT resources. One way to accomplish this is through cloud computing. When you think […]

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Strengthening infrastructure as a service for enterprise clients

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is used in many of today’s cloud environments, but alone it may not be enough for enterprise cloud solutions.

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How to better service your OpenStack cloud

Embracing the world of cloud computing can be a nebulous experience. You often go through a maze of services. The challenge is to provide all these services that cover everything from setting up a cloud infrastructure to creating a virtual machine. What if you could connect the service user interfaces to an existing cloud environment, like OpenStack?

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IBM’s bold moves in software-defined storage

IBM’s leadership in software-defined storage continued last month with a bold announcement from IBM Systems. IBM brought to the market its flagship, industry-proven XIV Storage offering “as software” (it's called IBM Spectrum Accelerate), and debuted the IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined storage offerings. It topped off the month of February by announcing a $1 billion investment in its storage software portfolio over the next five years.

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IBM InterConnect Day 3: Pioneers of the new hybrid IT

While the sessions on Day 1 highlighted the surge in the digital transformation, such as IoT and mobile, and the second day’s speakers emphasized innovative solutions like z13 and MobileFirst, Day 3 featured the real people behind the tech revolution.

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IBM InterConnect Day 2: Succeeding in the new era of hybrid IT

The opening day of IBM InterConnect may have heralded the new era of hybrid IT, fueled by the Internet of Things, cloud, mobile, and big data.On day 2, InterConnect audiences learned how to thrive and tackle the business challenges of the digital transformation.

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IBM InterConnect Day 1: The new era of hybrid IT

The MGM Grand Arena was packed and excitement was high Monday,  the opening day of IBM InterConnect 2015. Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud, heralded the new era of hybrid IT and the digital transformation.

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IBM announces OpenStack borderless cloud beta for Bluemix

Today, in front of more than 15,000 attendees at IBM’s Interconnect conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced the OpenStack borderless cloud beta surfaced through IBM Bluemix. With the new beta service, developers can deploy applications to OpenStack cloud infrastructure from within Bluemix. This borderless OpenStack cloud can provide compute, storage, and network resources through public, dedicated and local cloud infrastructure, all available to developers directly within Bluemix.

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10 ways DevOps can help you automate in the cloud

By Mihai Criveti and Catalin Rusu As cloud adoption and born-on-cloud applications are on the rise, we need to change and accelerate the way we develop, test and manage software, and move toward software-defined infrastructure. While most businesses have established processes and tools for software development, aspects such as QA, technical debt management and operations automation […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Build the cloud skills recruiters want

In this Thoughts on Cloud video, Shelbee introduces Tim Vanderham, VP, IBM Cloud Services, to talk about three cloud computing skills IT leaders must have to impress recruiters.

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A futuristic view of cloud management

By Thomas Andersen and Saumil Patel The year is 2020. We are sitting here waiting for our cloud deployment request to complete. We go to the Cloud Control Center dashboard to see exactly where our request is. There’s a green indicator for each step of the deployment process that has successfully completed. We can click […]

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Introducing Erik and Shelbee, your Thoughts on Cloud video hosts

Meet IBMers Shelbee Eigenbrode and Erik Anderson, your Thoughts on Cloud video hosts. Each Thursday, they will feature hands-on demos, interview technology leaders, and answer your questions about how to make the best use of emerging cloud technology.

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