Interview with Mac Devine, Director and CTO, Cloud Portfolio, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor (Part 1 of 3)

Part one of Jim Barnes' interview deals with Mac Devine's history with the cloud, and what drives him in the cloud.

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User scenarios for desktop cloud computing

Recently I decided to write about desktop cloud computing because I feel this area is still in the shadow of mighty "server cloud" topics shaping the modern IT industry and exciting the IT audience.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise unleashed

This blog post contains an overview of the capabilities of, and how to use and configure IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to fit your business needs and add the most value.

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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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Cloud versus open source

Is cloud computing against open source? Is it true that it locks users into proprietary, non-open source software? Is cloud computing “standard?”

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SAP in the cloud: Does that make sense?

One important argument for cloud computing is that you have to pay only for what you use. That doesn’t mean cloud computing is cheaper compared to traditional SAP hosting.

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Does your virtualization platform matter?

The overall survey shows a strong technology leadership of PowerVM implementation compared to other options, when customers need to push such technology to the design limits (that is, large scaling, large number of VMs, and so on).

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July #cloudchat Recap: How does cloud drive sustainability?

This month's #cloudchat focused on cloud and sustainability. Our featured panelists included analysts Stephen O'Donnell and Usman Sindhu, and IBMers Dave Bartlett and Bowman Hall. Join our next chat Aug. 9 from 4-5 p.m. ET!

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Mile high maintenance

With such vagueness regarding the term cloud, at what point should an organization say it is using cloud?

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Hey, Cloud! So you think you can manage and deliver multimedia content?

In any sector I can think of, at least one or two examples can be drawn that feature an application of cloud. I often asked myself the question: “Can cloud computing process and disseminate multimedia content? If yes, how?” Recently I started researching this topic. Cloud definitely can manage multimedia contents.

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Jumpstart your cloud: Using open source software to build, deploy and manage on-premises clouds

Ever felt like creating your own little private cloud on your desktop or laptop? Or, just wanted to explore what the cloud software really does? If you think there’s too much cost involved for these initiatives, think again, because open source is there to the rescue!

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July #cloudchat: How can cloud drive sustainability?

This month's chat, on July 12 from 4-5 p.m. ET, will focus on how cloud can promote sustainability in organizations and in the world. Join us!

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