Infrastructure

Bluemix emerges as a hub for secure access to cloud services

Bluemix started as IBM’s Cloud Platform as a Service for software developers with a variety of build packs and a well equipped set of DevOps tools. In the short time since its inception, Bluemix has expanded its cloud platform to include OpenStack, Docker and virtual machines, further extending its ability to service workloads. Bluemix is […]

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Swift.org a boon for developers

Nearly 18 months ago, the announcement of the Swift modern programming language delighted the developer world. Today, we’re thrilled to be involved in Swift’s latest iteration: Swift.org. This initiative can take Swift beyond being just a client-side development language for iOS, into a development language spanning all tiers. The move will make Swift available to […]

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SoftLayer delivers a competitive edge in the fast-paced film industry

Established in 1977, IBM Business Partner Chouinard & Myhre, Inc. (CMI) is an IT solutions provider that has earned industry accolades for strategy, architecture, cloud computing, virtualization and storage management expertise. They are now leading technology innovation through the Adaptable Data Center framework. According to Jeff Guenthner, Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at CMI, “We […]

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Start-up thrives by powering online games with cloud

Nicolas Zumbiehl knows that online gaming can be a risky business. “It’s very hard to predict how things are going to go,” says Zumbiehl, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Zumidian, a startup venture providing consulting, hosting and management services to the industry.“A new game can really take off, but it might not—many companies […]

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SoftLayer helps Czech nonprofit Tichý svět aid hearing impaired

Imagine you’re alone, having a medical emergency. You need an ambulance and to go to the hospital, immediately. You dial a public emergency number for assistance and an operator answers. The problem is, you’re deaf. For millions of deaf and hearing-impaired individuals around the world, the scenario is a frightening possibility. This is why Tichý […]

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Brazilian market research firm picks SoftLayer for its emotion recognition solution

For nearly 500 years, people have been fiercely debating the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. Is it demure? Jovial? Self-amused? Maybe by using some of today’s facial imaging technology, art critics could finally decipher what the lady is thinking. Understanding what people are thinking is the business of Brazil’s largest […]

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For WorldTicket, a SoftLayer cloud migration reduces costs by 60 percent

After a decade of relying on a traditional IT hosting environment, WorldTicket sought a more flexible infrastructure for its cornerstone airline ticketing application. The company wanted to provide IT capacity to customers on an on-demand basis and also required greater scalability to accommodate its own continuing business growth. Plus, WorldTicket hoped to update its infrastructure […]

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Open tech architecture, StrongLoop and football: 3 reasons this trio makes a lot of sense

As I followed the preseason football games these past weekends, my mind wandered. I couldn’t help but think of the great news we were unleashing this week. Less than two months ago, the Open Technology Architecture (OTA) welcomed the Node.js Foundation to open governance. This week, IBM welcomes StrongLoop to the IBM team. Just like […]

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IBM acquires StrongLoop, helping clients extend their enterprise reach

The team at StrongLoop, Inc. helps companies succeed in connecting mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and next-generation web applications with enterprise data and services in a hybrid cloud environment. Today, IBM announced that it acquired StrongLoop to help you accelerate your digital transformation. What does this mean for you? Like most of you, I’ve come […]

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IBM’s OpenStack-powered Blue Box Cloud Dedicated now available on SoftLayer

There are two certainties that IBM Cloud leaders hold: 1. Clients want a hybrid cloud strategy where they can control what happens and where. This allows clients to do things faster at scale. 2. Open source is the foundation of innovative application development in the cloud. If you’ve been following its evolution, you know IBM […]

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Cloud, millennials and Generation Z: The mobile imperative

In the eight years since the release of the  iPhone  we have witnessed amazing changes in society, a telecommunications revolution. Mobile computing has taken over around the world—and it did so with advancements in cloud technology and security. A friend returning from helping earthquake survivors in Nepal told me that mobile technology is everywhere— children […]

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Blue Box founder Proudman talks OSCON, OpenStack, IBM future

When IBM announced in June that it had acquired Seattle-based Blue Box, which offers private clouds as a service via OpenStack, analysts and IT experts called it a step forward for IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities. Now more than a month into the relationship—and with OSCON fast approaching—we wanted to get a better idea of where Blue […]

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