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Benefits of a self-service environment in the cloud

Gerry lists the reasons he believes there will be more business-agile, self-service software implementations.

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Zend PHP workload on IBM SmartCloud

Yesterday at IBM Innovate in Orlando, it was announced that IBM SmartCloud Application Services and Zend Technologies will partner to provide PHP on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise solution.

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Build mobile applications with Worklight and IBM SmartCloud

Today at IBM Innovate in Orlando, a new, no-cost trial was announced for IBM Worklight and IBM SmartCloud Application Services.

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Pattern-powered cloudlets (Part 1)

Edgar describes what a cloudlet is and some use cases.

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Networking the cloud (Part 2 of 3)

This is the second of three posts looking at networking in the cloud. This post looks at clustering and network management.

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Rapid elasticity and the cloud

More cloud providers are advertising their capabilities on elastic scaling, but what is this exactly and how do we benefit?

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CIOs, are your applications on cloud nine?

Being on cloud nine refers to a state of extreme happiness. As a CIO, wouldn’t you be happy if your team supplied IT services demanded by your users, that were always available when needed and at an optimized cost?

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Do you have a self-healing cloud?

Recently, a business analyst shared her organization’s experience replacing its Human Resources (HR) application. She went on to tell me that the “Cloud HR application was self-healing.” I was amused with her statement and asked her to explain it.

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Migration to cloud: It is all about workloads

Three years ago, when everybody started talking about cloud computing, every application and system seemed to be a good candidate to be migrated to the cloud. It was a time when few really understood the implications of migrating business applications and data to the cloud… or maybe the hype of cloud computing eclipsed any possible drawback.

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Development and operations on a cloud, keeping your feet on the ground

If the teams in charge of enterprise applications operations are dedicated to the stability of systems and infrastructure to provide business users with the means to carry out their work, by contrast it is expected of those that develop the applications to regularly develop new features to ensure an evolving and competitive business. These two conflicting objectives often cause problems and tensions between the two teams.

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