Revisiting use of the Java API for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

With much credit to Dominique Vernier and his previous postings, I revisit the use of the Java API for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and attempt to provide additional insights for people looking to get started.

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IBM PureApplication System: Cloud capabilities on a rack

Earlier this year, IBM released its IBM PureSystems family of products. There are two products in this family: IBM PureFlex System and IBM PureApplication System. In very simple terms, the PureSystems family can be thought of as cloud capabilities on a rack.

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The uncertainty factor of running jobs in a cloud

No matter what you call it, how you paint it, or what you think causes it; the issue remains: it is difficult to predict when your job will complete in a public cloud environment.

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Motivation for a cloudy day

In IT, the motivations might be a need to keep up with the competition, a need to become more profitable, or the desire to be on the leading edge of the technology curve. Any of these, or possibly 37 other reasons, could be driving you to examine cloud computing for your enterprise.

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Image portability across hypervisors

Before going deeper on how IBM SmartCloud Provisioning deploys virtual images, I discuss various hypervisors. Each of them has its own peculiarity, allowing you to leverage various features, implemented in various ways. This leads us to deal with various hypervisor limitations.

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