Thought On Cloud Staff

The top 6 cloud announcements from Think 2019

A central theme of IBM Think 2019 was cloud transformation. Thousands of business leaders and technical experts from around the world gathered in San Francisco to share ideas, build partnerships and learn about the future of IT, including what’s next with the cloud. For those who weren’t able to attend, here are some of the […]

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4 DevOps definitions managers must understand

From a software engineering perspective, most DevOps techniques happen at the practitioner level, but true DevOps adoption goes beyond development and operations alone. DevOps requires fundamental changes to the culture of an organization. To succeed, all stakeholders ought to understand the fundamentals. To help explain, here are four DevOps definitions that managers should understand: 1. […]

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4 benefits microservices architecture can bring to integration

While some of its benefits go back to development practices as old as Unix, the modern concept of microservices architecture originated at born-on-the-web companies in the last decade. At first, many observers were skeptical microservices could work outside of a few web-based firms. These days, companies from a wide range of industries have successfully embraced […]

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The top 10 Thoughts on Cloud articles of 2018

What are some topics that come to mind when you think of cloud in 2018? The depth and breadth of the possibilities in and capabilities of cloud computing became even more apparent over the past year. However, a few key topics did emerge from a look at the most popular articles on Thoughts on Cloud […]

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Continuous integration vs. continuous delivery: A quick explainer

As DevOps moves from a trend at born-on-the-web firms to a set of well-accepted best practices, many enterprises are embracing the approach. If you’re only getting started, terms like continuous integration and continuous delivery probably sound a lot alike. There are, however, some big differences that are important to understand. What is continuous integration? As […]

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3 reasons you can’t miss IBM Think 2019

Business has changed. And it’s going to continue to change. In this new age of rapid innovation, it’s essential to understand how the latest technologies will impact your industry. Organizations that wait to embrace transformation are finding themselves on the wrong side of disruption. IBM is determined to help its clients and partners harness this […]

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Containers vs. VMs: What’s the difference?

If you’ve only recently started learning about virtualization tools, you might wonder how containers differ from traditional virtual machines (VMs). After all, containers have become a dominant force in cloud-native development. It’s important to understand what they are and what they are not. Here’s everything you need to know to understand the containers versus VMs […]

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Bausch + Lomb, Whirlpool and Kyocera put IBM Cloud to work

This week, three companies in healthcare and manufacturing announced that they’re adopting IBM Cloud. Eye health company Bausch + Lomb launched two new Eyetelligence applications that will run on IBM Cloud. The applications use Internet of Things (IoT) services on IBM Cloud to give the company a centralized view of operational and performance data to […]

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What is multicloud?

You might have heard that multicloud is the future of IT. It would be more accurate to say it’s the present of IT. More than 80 percent of enterprises already have a multicloud strategy. But what is multicloud, exactly? As the name suggests, multicloud is an IT approach in which an organization uses multiple cloud […]

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6 common DevOps myths

There are a lot of DevOps myths floating around the IT world. That’s not surprising, given how much hype the term — a combination of “development” and “operations” —  has built up in the past few decades. DevOps is more than worthy of the hype. When done properly, the DevOps approach can deliver massive positive […]

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SOA versus microservices: What’s the difference?

If you work in IT, you might have heard the SOA versus microservices debate. After all, everyone is talking about microservices and agile applications these days. At first glance, the two approaches sound very similar. In some ways, they are. Both are different from a traditional, monolithic architecture in that every service will have its […]

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3 ways cloud is transforming the banking industry

Banking firms have many of the same IT challenges of any other industry: infrastructure scalabity requirements, the need for application modernization and a pressure to use data to build better customer experiences. At the same time, banking firms also face some of the most stringent security and compliance standards of any industry. Cloud technology can […]

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