Hybridization: A question of portability and interoperability

What you can do now to ensure portability and interoperability in cloud computing.

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User Experience: How easy is it to deploy hundreds of VMs in a minute?

A couple of months ago, I heard about IBM SmartCloud Provisioning under the code name HSLT: High Scale, Low Touch provisioning engine. This product is all about bringing a true “as a service” approach into the infrastructure world. That’s what the brochure says anyway.

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Eight things worth considering before building your first private cloud (Part 3 of 3)

In this three-part series, we look at what to consider in the early phases of a private cloud project. We already talked about virtualization, automation, self-service, and chargeback. In this last part, we will see how important it is to keep in mind subjects such as monitoring, compliance, backup, and security too.

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Eight things worth considering before building your first private cloud (Part 2 of 3)

In this three-part series, we look at what to consider in the early phases of a private cloud project. We already talked about virtualization and automation. But, cloud is much more than that and it’s important to have a close look at self-service and chargeback too.

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Eight things worth considering before building your first private cloud (Part 1 of 3)

I’ve been working for almost a year on private cloud projects and in this job I had the opportunity to implement various cloud solutions. It’s funny to see that on each project, the same questions come back. In this list of recurrent topics, I picked out for you the top 8 subjects I consider most important to discuss before implementing anything.

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Challenges of implementing a truly hybrid cloud

There is no denying it: companies are either moving to the cloud or thinking about it. But the choices are many and most companies are still experimenting on what will work best for them. Questions are being asked: Will the Cloud integrate properly with traditional IT? Will we succeed in keeping control of our workloads, data, and costs? What are the long-term benefits of the cloud? Those are huge questions yet to be answered.

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