Douglas Adams once wrote, “Trying to predict the future is a mug’s game. But increasingly, it’s a game we all have to play because the world is changing so fast and we need to have some sort of idea of what the future’s actually going to be like because we are going to have to […]
Today, IBM will become the first major cloud provider to enable developers and data science teams to create and run Kubernetes containers as a managed service directly on bare metal cloud infrastructure. This will widen the potential of Kubernetes, along with the significant agility and flexibility it brings to data, to apps and workloads that […]
Power, speed and flexibility: Characteristics that are quintessentially “cloud.” Before virtualized public cloud computing became the IT game changer it is today, SoftLayer set out to build integration and automation into the established (yet boring) world of dedicated server hosting. Today, the industry recognizes this on-demand, fully integrated platform as “bare metal cloud.” For years, […]
I hear many of my programming friends talk about how cloud is great for developers because they can quickly build a small environment to write code. My technical sales friends are elated when they can whip up a demo for a client education session. And I agree, these are both good examples of the value […]
Erik Anderson interviews Wes Chung, IBM's digital commerce program director, in the IBM Design Studio. They discuss how the IBM Cloud marketplace can be a valuable resource for IT professionals.
Cloud computing has radically changed the way information technology (IT) works, enabling a smarter business and a new infrastructure delivery model. Organizations willing to run their resources on the cloud will eventually have to decide whether they want to use a managed or unmanaged infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivery model. Each company’s choice depends on […]
Bursting your cloud sounds nice, doesn’t it? But what does it really mean? Cloud bursting allows you to expand your data center resources with a public cloud when you have reached your private cloud’s maximum capacity. Thanks to this concept, you can avoid saying “No, I’m sorry, dear loyal customer, but all my servers are […]
Cloud computing is entering what some have called the “cloud 2.0 era,” where users are no longer lingering in the “testing the waters” phase (using cloud computing for non-mission critical workloads). Now, cloud users are taking advantage of its benefits for their mission-critical workloads, and IT departments are turning their attention to data security. In fact, according to […]
Before thinking about servers, imagine you need to practice for a triathlon. You probably need appropriate equipment and clothing. In terms of your IT workloads, it is pretty much the same. You need the appropriate server for the best performance. Cloud providers in the market may make some assumptions about all resources in the cloud […]
There is no doubt that cloud brings us an entire new set of value propositions for enterprise computing environments, offering a huge set of benefits like application scalability, operational flexibility, improved economies of scale, reduced costs, resource efficiencies, agility improvement and more. It is harder to find all these benefits when considering just the traditional […]
My six-year-old son asked me once, “Where does Santa live?” My answer was, “Somewhere behind the clouds.” A few months later, he overheard one of my cloud computing calls and immediately reacted by asking what I was saying about the cloud. “This is Santa’s place,” he said. “How is it related to your office work?” Needless to say, I had no answer.