Considerations of designing private cloud solutions

A private cloud solution is a cloud computing platform that is implemented within the corporate firewall, under the control of the IT department. A private cloud is designed to offer the same features and benefits of public cloud offerings, but removes a number of challenges of public cloud solutions including control over enterprise and customer […]

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IBM SmartCloud resilience

Business resilience provides a number of cost efficiencies that can save you money immediately as well as provide long-term returns on your investments. Mitigate risk: You can avoid the costs of downtime, including brand damage and market share lost to competitors, and reduce the financial impact of business disruptions. Protect brand and revenue: Properly assessing […]

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IBM Workload Deployer: Application-centric cloud platform (Part 1 of 3)

Compute, storage, and network infrastructure use cases continue to remain the bulk of cloud computing discussions in addition to virtualization and server consolidation. Consumption- and subscription-based software services also get attention for specific, non-differentiated services that can be efficiently delivered with cloud. The application platform capability between the infrastructure services (IaaS, infrastructure as a service) […]

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“Hindrances to Cloud Adoption” #cloudchat recap

Last Thursday, June 9, @IBMcloud hosted the first ever #cloudchat Twitter chat. More than 30 people joined to answer questions surrounding the topic, “Hindrances to cloud adoption.” The chat lasted an hour and was presented in a Q&A format. If you missed the chat or just want to have a recap handy, here’s a rundown […]

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IBM at Structure 2011

Want to know about the cloud M&A landscape, how to win in cloud or curious about cloud opportunities in international markets such as Latin America? Join IBM at Structure 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics in workshop sessions plus demonstrations in the networking area kiosk. Partner with IBM to win […]

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IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum

Want to understand the impact of Cloud on business continuity and resiliency, know more about what IBM is seeing in Cloud or have a general or specific Cloud question? Join IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics and more in workshop sessions plus demonstrations. Using the […]

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Cloud computing use cases

Everyone’s talking cloud, and some enterprises have started using it. So, what are the typical high-level use cases in a cloud? See the figure and description that follows. (In the figure, BSS is Billings Systems Support, and OSS is Operations Systems Support systems.)   Request Service: At a minimum, a Service consumer should be able […]

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Leveraging cloud for business process management

As cloud offerings graduate from pure infrastructure services to higher level business services, enterprises are investigating how to harness cloud for their business process initiatives. Many enterprises and vendors get stuck into having a version of Business Process Management (BPM) technology suite running on the cloud. That is only part of the puzzle. Several other […]

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Mark your calendar: Join us for #cloudchat

We kick-off this new series of tweetchats by asking, what are the top hindrances organisations face in the adoption of cloud computing? Tell us what you think the main ones are. Add to your calendar (.ics) Here are some specifics on the tweetchat: What: A tweetchat is an online conversation held at a pre-arranged time […]

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