Neil Weightman interviewed John Easton recently. The discussion concentrated on the future of IT departments, how organizations need to change to embrace cloud, the legacy of grid computing and how customers are currently engaging with cloud.
The reality is that cloud computing is such a broad topic, it has different meanings to different people. With over 2,000 cloud client implementations under our belt, we have seen cloud deliver on different promises across a variety of use cases and industries. Here is just one example from our 19 year association with tennis at the Australian Open.
One challenge in many cloud environments is having the correct platforms available to build solutions. Many times, cloud providers provide a subset either of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) solutions that might or might not meet the business requirements of a given application.
In today's dynamic environment, new thinking is required when it comes to security, especially because the infrastructure is more abstract and less defined, everything needs a web interface, agents and heavy clients are not acceptable, and traditional defences no longer apply.
The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group is a technical community composed of individuals interested in the application programming interfaces (APIs) of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering. The group includes customers, IBM Business Partners, independent software vendors, and IBM employees who share a common interest in understanding the APIs of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering and how they can be used to automate processes and build solutions that integrate with IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.
Executive Corner: Interview with Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive for workload and Platform Cloud Offerings (Part 2 of 2)
Prabhakar Attaluri interviewed Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive, Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings. In this part, Robert explains the licensing and pricing structure, integration of this into customer legacy environments, migrating workloads onto cloud, and a roadmap of future features.
Someone recently asked me how it was possible that cloud computing began to take off at just about the same time the economy got cold -- circa 2008. This argument had a culinary simile: that major new technology shifts (such as cloud) are like ice cream. Delicious when things are hot, but forget about it when things are not. And cloud rolled along at a not-hot time. Ergo, cloud should have failed.
Executive Corner: Interview with Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive for Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings (Part 1 of 2)
Prabhakar Attaluri interviewed Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive, Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings. In this part, Robert explains the IBM SmartCloud for SAP Applications, its benefits to customers, what differentiates IBM from the competition, and how this fits into the overall IBM cloud strategy.
Hybrid cloud was big in 2011 and no doubt will only grow as a major strategy in 2012. We figured to start out 2012, our first #cloudchat of the year should focus on hybrid, why it's such a smart choice for organizations, and how it's being used today.