Ways to create images on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

There are multiple ways to create an image on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and this is what I'll explain in this blog topic. We have first to distinguish two main streams: first, import an image from your own premises, and second, build an image based on the instance created on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform.

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Database design for multi-tenancy on the cloud

In this blog entry, I concentrate on the data layer, and specifically, I provide the considerations required if you are using DB2 as your database server of choice.

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Keeping one eye open: Monitoring on IBM SmartCloud

IBM SmartCloud Monitoring provides event management and analytics for private cloud environments. It includes information about both physical and virtual infrastructure components that cloud administrators can use to optimize their private cloud hardware.

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Interview with Portal Cloud Lead Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 3 of 3)

Final installment of a Q&A with IBM portal cloud lead developer Paul Kelsey.

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Does my cloud have the flu? IT security check-up in the cloud

Security health checking is an important IT security process. The question is how can the security requirements of customers be implemented effectively in the cloud environment? How can human interaction with the cloud avoided completely or to a large extend?

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Image portability across hypervisors

Before going deeper on how IBM SmartCloud Provisioning deploys virtual images, I discuss various hypervisors. Each of them has its own peculiarity, allowing you to leverage various features, implemented in various ways. This leads us to deal with various hypervisor limitations.

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University Relations program – IBM Cloud Computing Workshop at Kshitij 2012

IBM India recently organized a cloud computing workshop at one of India’s premier technical institutes, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kharagpur, at the annual technology festival, Kshitij 2012.

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How to get thrown out of IBM Pulse 2012

Well, I'm back from IBM Pulse 2012 and I'm only partially recovered. However, I thought I'd let you know some of the amazing things I saw and heard there while they're fresh in what passes for my mind.

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Invitation: March 21 and 22 IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group Virtual Meeting

The next IBM SmartCloud Enterprise User Group Virtual Meeting will take place March 21 & 22.

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Cloud: An enabler for a smarter home

Today’s Internet of people is evolving into an “Internet of things,” because soon there will be more than one trillion connected devices. By 2013, 1.2 billion connected consumer electronics devices are expected in the more than 800 million homes with broadband connections.

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Special clouds for special needs: High Performance Computing Clouds

Today, we are used to speaking about desktop or test clouds, or maybe moving our email or CRM to cloud-based solutions. What do all these workloads have in common? They have some of the main characteristics to be a good candidate for cloud computing, but beyond that, they all are related to enterprise workloads with low or non-predictable demand for computing resources, do not generate a significant amount of data during application run, and are loosely coupled to the infrastructure.

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Desktop cloud: Take it easy with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and non-persistent VMs

A usual adoption pattern for cloud computing is desktops. It's really straightforward because, in general, each company has standardized desktops: only some specific version of the operating system is supported; only specific desktop flavors (styles) are available; only some applications are allowed; and typically everything is managed by the IT team.

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