Metering in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

One of the messages behind cloud computing is pay-per-use: The adoption of a virtualized, standardized, self service and automated environment should include the possibility to be charged only for the used resources. IBM SmartCloud Provisioning offers the messages of low complexity, low administration and ease of use.

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SmartCloud Application Services is now in pilot phase

IBM SmartCloud Application Services' main capabilities include the application lifecycle, application environment, and part of the integration. Sign up for the pilot program to try it yourself.

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Upgrading IBM Service Delivery Manager (ISDM) 7.2.1 to 7.2.2: An overview

In this article, I would like to walk you through the IBM Service Delivery Manager (ISDM) upgrade process. Because new functionalities are being introduced with the release of IBM Service Delivery Manager 7.2.2, the ISDM cloud management system becomes an extremely useful and powerful stack to have in your environment.

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Starting your education in big data

I’d like to move one step forward, and describe the courses available in Big Data University with the suggested learning path that you should follow. This is all described in the article “Starting your education in big data” (same title as this blog post).

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IBM and Citrix – SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

Together, IBM Global Services and Citrix have completed 15 XenDesktop rollouts in the last year that were over 1,000 seats. Several exceeded 20,000 seats with customers spread across the world. As desktop virtualization adoption expands across the enterprise, we are working together with customers to deliver virtual desktops to the entire user base of many of these organizations. IBM helps Citrix customers before and after their desktop virtualization rollout through their service offerings featuring Citrix technology.

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Elastic resources for dynamic clouds

The concept of Elastic IP (EIP) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) was initially introduced by Amazon EC2 as a way to decouple the resources assigned to a cloud user from his utilization. In other words, as a cloud user, you can reserve an elastic resource and assign it to one of the VMs you own, but you can also reassign it to a separate VM whenever you need (for example, when you need to replace your VM with a new one).

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Advancements in SmartCloud Services – Proving Out Our Commitment to Add Value Through Innovation

On May 17th we made some important announcements focusing on advancements and client momentum related to our SmartCloud services and solutions capabilities. These announcements help strengthen the broad-based unique value that we deliver to companies like yours and thousands of others the world over.

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Creating Java code using the handy command-line and Java libraries

The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise provides a number of APIs, and I describe them in multiple articles on this web site (read: my blog posts). These APIs allow you to interact with the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to create, update, and delete resources; but, when you write automation you will need more. For example, you will need […]

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Selling in the cloud

Looking toward the future, you start planning for your peak demand season. This could be numerous products: if you sell flowers, graduation, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day will be big for you; if you sell general retail items, from Black Friday until Christmas Eve will be huge for you. What does this planning look like?

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Extending the cloud ecosystem: Data center to IBM SmartCloud Enterprise migration

This article depicts a specific vendor solution set from CohesiveFT. Cohesive's technologies in image import, deployment, and contextualization have exploited some of the newest features of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to solve the migration issues when moving to cloud, and have done it with a sleek SaaS portal named the Elastic Server.

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Patching AIX virtual machines in a private cloud

The TEM patch process uses the TEM standard infrastructure, and one of the challenges with this process for some AIX customers is that it downloads the patches to the local file system for deployment. This way can be extremely challenging on AIX where disk space is at a premium. In this article, I describe the process of using an exiting NFS-based patch process and integrating it into TEM.

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Become an IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud computing architecture

Here’s your chance to get certified in the latest cloud certification program from IBM.

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