architecture

IBM unleashes the power of multicloud

According to a recent study, 98 percent of enterprises surveyed plan to use multiple hybrid clouds within three years. This may include the use of multiple cloud providers including IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or traditional on-premises environments. The IBM approach is to meet you wherever you are on […]

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4 benefits microservices architecture can bring to integration

While some of its benefits go back to development practices as old as Unix, the modern concept of microservices architecture originated at born-on-the-web companies in the last decade. At first, many observers were skeptical microservices could work outside of a few web-based firms. These days, companies from a wide range of industries have successfully embraced […]

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3 challenges businesses must overcome to reap the benefits of a hybrid cloud environment

The question “Why should businesses migrate to the cloud?” has long been answered. The tangible benefits are well documented. Organizations are now forced to assess what type of cloud deployment best suits their needs. Be it the agility and affordability of a public cloud or the control and security of a private environment, there’s no […]

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A practical guide to platform as a service: Acquiring and using PaaS

Fully embracing platform as a service (PaaS) implies a number of technical and organizational changes for customers. While it may be possible to port an existing, non-cloud-based application to use a PaaS environment, this is not likely to realize major benefits. A certain degree of change is required at the technological level, and perhaps a […]

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Building a smart toothbrush using emerging patterns in cloud architecture

Embracing the right cloud computing platform can be transformational. It’s easy to see some of the immediate benefits of cloud—on-demand access to storage, compute, development, and analytics capabilities—all without the cost and complexity of acquiring and managing the underlying hardware and software directly. This can be a huge payoff to organizations, freeing up valuable time […]

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System z and SoftLayer: Security architecture blueprint

By Hartmut Penner, Tarun Chopra and Bob St. John  It is widely accepted that hybrid cloud offers a multitude of financial and technical benefits, but there also are challenges to be considered when moving forward with a hybrid cloud strategy. Paramount among those challenges is network security—specifically protecting against threats to data privacy when extending […]

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Hail the new business architecture-led organization of the cloud era

By Steve Wallace and Serkan Sahin The growth of cloud computing in recent years has raised a number of interesting questions about how businesses will have to reinvent and reorganize themselves to gain the greatest possible competitive advantage. In particular, the future role of the chief information officer (CIO) has been scrutinized and questioned. In […]

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Top 5 benefits of IBM Bluemix

As part of the roll out of Bluemix, IBM is hosting many educational events about this new cloud platform. One of these events is the Bluemix workshop that I recently had the opportunity to attend. The workshop is very hands-on and takes you through how to create and manage a Bluemix application. This workshop provided […]

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Using reliability to measure your cloud

One of my brilliant colleagues told his spouse that cloud is just something similar to renting a car. Although you will have maximum flexibility to choose a car, it is easier. You probably won’t rent a car by casual choice, if you can. You will consider the size, power and reliability. Reliability means there is […]

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What is IBM Bluemix?

“A platform where developers can act like kids in a sandbox—except this box is enterprise-grade.” Now that IBM Bluemix is open to general availability, let’s take a look at some of the features and benefits of the service. Platform as a service (PaaS) is a service model where providers deliver not only infrastructure but also […]

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How will cloud affect your disaster recovery? (Part two)

In part two, the author shows how disaster recovery solutions can be changed and what additional advantages it can bring in a cloud solution.

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Now available: ‘Supercharging the cloud for an agile enterprise’

A new POV lays out IBM's vision and strategic direction for supporting a dynamic and agile enterprise based on open cloud.

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