Transforming a local economy with cloud computing

University of Bari is one of southern Italy’s premier educational institutions, with 12 faculties offering degrees in a wide range of subjects. To help sustain the development of the local economy, the university has recently worked with IBM to design a comprehensive IT transformation.

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October 13 #Cloudchat: IaaS or PaaS – Which is better for your business?

Our next #cloudchat Twitter chat this Thursday, October 13, at 4 p.m. ET will be focused on helping determine which model—IaaS or PaaS—works best in different business situations.

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IBM + conference booth = boring? Think again! Ten reasons why you want to come and visit the IBM Exhibition Stand at VMworld in Copenhagen

So, I admit it, you might not think we (IBM) are known for the most “violently exciting” booths in the exhibition world - typically without jugglers or magicians, or hired models handing out iPads and (badly) reciting technical scripts about respective technologies.

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Introduction: IBM Workload Deployer

You may already be aware of the concept of a virtual machine (VM) – a place on the cloud where you can install software and run applications, and VMs can be configured to do many things, but let's take that idea one step further.

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Motivations for moving the desktop to the cloud

When you ask CIOs or CTOs, who plan to introduce desktop cloud within their enterprises, about their motivation, they tell you about all sorts of value they expect to gain from that project. However, if you dig a little bit deeper about their goals, it turns out that their main driver is cost reduction.

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The perfect marriage: Hadoop and Cloud

Hadoop and Cloud working together deliver value. Without Hadoop, users cannot see all the benefits they can get from the cloud. Without the cloud, users cannot see all the benefits they can get from Hadoop.

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What are the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise APIs?

The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform provides APIs, which can help you to integrate the platform with external systems.

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Cloud 101: the definitions, the benefits, the ubiquitous

All these terms and more detailed definitions can be found on the National Institute of Standards and Technology website: http://www.nist.gov/index.html. The old concept (IBM® Mainframe) is back with a new name, new vision, and new infrastructure: cloud. Well, not new, still in its infancy, but exponentially growing. So, what is this cloud and how are […]

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The value of workload-aware management

This article was originally posted on Dustin’s blog A View from the Clouds. A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by the Intel Developer Forum to present a session and listen in on a few others. As always in these types of shows, I learned quite a bit. Most strikingly though, I was reminded of […]

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What would it take to measure the true performance of a cloud?

Last weekend I was doing some volunteer work in our library and needed to laminate a small paper sign. Sounds simple, right? Teachers even get their elementary school kids to do this. So I grabbed the scissors and began; fifty-five minutes and many creases later, my end-product was abominable. Why didn’t I see just how […]

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API user group monthly virtual meeting

Goal: 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, business partners, independent software vendors, and IBM employees that share a common interest in understanding the APIs of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering […]

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Executive Corner: Three Years of Transforming Businesses with Cloud

This post was originally shared on the Wired.com Cloudline blog. In working with thousands of clients, IBM has established that businesses and the world at large have become more interconnected and certainly more intelligent. Just to toss out a few factoids – data is growing at 6 trillion bytes per second, IP traffic will accelerate […]

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