Infrastructure

IBM expands partnership with Docker to drive apps to the public cloud

Today at DockerCon EU in Copenhagen, we’re sharing the news that IBM is expanding our relationship with Docker. Together, IBM and Docker will be making it easier for clients to modernize their existing applications with Docker Enterprise Edition, combined with IBM Cloud, software and services. Before we dive in, here’s a glimpse into the growth […]

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IT leaders’ expectations, benefits and challenges when moving SAP to the cloud

The following is an interview with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services at research firm Frost & Sullivan. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): Frost & Sullivan recently surveyed more than 260 senior IT key decision makers and influencers who have evaluated the use of managed cloud services for SAP or Oracle workloads. What were the […]

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People-search engine powered by IBM Bluemix verifies identities

Who is Mike Johnson? If you perform a Google search for the name, you’ll get 10 pages of results. Is it Mike Johnson the congressman, the animator, the guitarist, the singer, or the hockey player? Or any one of the other Mike Johnsons on the remaining nine pages of search results. PIPL (pronounced “people”) can […]

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Beyond the hype: What it really means to have an enterprise-strong cloud

Cloud computing is the foundation upon which enterprises are transforming their businesses by making it easy to gain new insights from their data to drive innovation and competitive advantage. The cloud makes these new technologies and architectures accessible to all. With that said, digitizing a business can be a complex and unpredictable process. Enterprises have […]

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Calculating the ROI of migrating SAP to cloud managed services

The potential value of cloud managed services extends far beyond reducing infrastructure costs and freeing up IT staff to focus on more innovative tasks. These solutions can create value across an enterprise by helping to accelerate time to market for new products and services, increase customer reach and retention, reduce labor costs, help improve security, […]

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IBM Design Thinking workshop: Your journey to the cloud

A few years ago, cloud computing was seen as a mechanism to save cost. Companies didn’t have to own and run their own data centers. They didn’t have to own infrastructure or buy software. As cloud has matured, so has this perception. Organizations are seeing cloud as a platform for increased agility. Some are now […]

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A boost to advanced networking on IBM Cloud

In September, IBM acquired a high-performance team focused on advanced networking technology that moves the networking function from the server to the edge, increasing data center efficiency. The Cloudigo, Ltd. team brings talent and technology that closely aligns with IBM investments in advanced network processing, as part of its cloud platform. The team will work […]

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How two companies reinvented themselves with SAP S/4HANA and managed IBM Cloud

SAP data and applications are mission-critical assets that impact operations across an entire enterprise. With that in mind, leaders count on SAP architects and developers to discover new ways to derive value from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) environments as they migrate to S/4HANA. At the SAP TechEd conference later this month, I’ll share in-depth […]

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Accelerating the benefits of cognitive solutions with cloud managed services

A recent internal IBM survey found that 70 percent of IT leaders are looking to expand the capabilities of their IT landscape by integrating cognitive technology. As mentioned in previous Thoughts on Cloud blog posts, deploying your IT environment with a cloud managed services solution can free up IT staff to focus more on innovation […]

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Business transformation with S/4HANA and cloud managed services

This post is the third in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. Read part one.  Read part two. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): In our previous conversations, you discussed how cloud managed services can provide the skills needed to realize the benefits of S/4HANA much faster. Do […]

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More questions to ask when choosing a cloud provider for S/4HANA

This post is the second in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. To read this first part of the interview, click here. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): What questions should companies ask a prospective managed cloud services provider for SAP S/4HANA? Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive, […]

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Italian airport operator SEA announces 7-year agreement to use IBM Cloud

SEA (Societã Esercizi Aeroportuali), the company that manages the Milan Linate and Malpensa airports in Italy, has announced a seven-year agreement to use a hybrid IT environment that integrates with IBM Cloud. The agreement includes data center and hosting services, systems and storage managed services, and help desk and security management. It’s expected to generate […]

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