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Cloud’s impact on programming models: Orienting your application

In his second post in this series, Rene takes a closer look at how to cloud orient applications though componentizing solutions.

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IBM SoftLayer: Your cloud home away from home

You should as secure in your cloud service as you do in your own home—our blogger explains how SoftLayer provides that.

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Why I use an application server for mobile applications

For me, there are two types of mobile applications: stand-alone and non-stand-alone. A stand-alone mobile application is an application that doesn't require external services to run (which is very rare, by the way).

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Surefire ways to design private cloud – Part 3

Introducing some typical applications of Flexible Private Cloud Architecture to show how it can provide flexibility to private cloud environments

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SoftLayer: Delivering real performance in the cloud

SoftLayer’s fundamental differentiator can be summed up in a single word: Performance.

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OpenStack: Providing a public IaaS API is key

The IT infrastructure must provide a good API to expose all services and resources available for the application.

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Three reasons why you shouldn’t upgrade servers

Here are three reasons why you can often avoid upgrading servers in the cloud.

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Hybridization: A question of portability and interoperability

What you can do now to ensure portability and interoperability in cloud computing.

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Surefire ways to design a private cloud — Part 2

In this blog, I would like to show you details of Flexible Private Cloud Architecture (FPCA) by describing each of the layers and its function.

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OpenStack: the rising star?

I just attended my second OpenStack in Action event in Paris, which confirmed my early feelings about a strong breakthrough brought by this cloud ecosystem.

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Relocated or born there?

In the early days of cloud in the enterprise, the focus was on taking existing workloads/applications and delivering them by way of the cloud.

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Revisiting use of the Java API for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

With much credit to Dominique Vernier and his previous postings, I revisit the use of the Java API for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and attempt to provide additional insights for people looking to get started.

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