CCRA

New international cloud computing standards

Cloud computing is an exciting and rapidly developing marketplace. New cloud services and new ways of using them seem to arrive almost daily. What has been difficult for cloud service customers, however, is that there has been a confusing set of varying terminology applied to offerings from different providers. There’s been no consistent way of […]

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How to become an IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3

I am an IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3. The certification recently changed and the tests are now made by Pearson Vue. This blog post will talk about some resources you should know in relation to the test and include some advice about preparing yourself. The IBM Professional Certification Program website states […]

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Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA): A blueprint for your cloud

Leading technology innovation happens in multiple environments—from university research labs to Silicon Valley startups to customers who push the limits of technology to adapt to their business models. Innovation can even happen in government. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) took an early leadership role in standardizing the definitions around cloud computing. This happened just as […]

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Five steps to cloud nirvana with IBM CCRA

A common question raised by a number of my clients is about how to transform their existing IT delivery to a private cloud. The easiest approach here would probably be to use something like the IBM Private Modular Cloud and build a private cloud from scratch. Many, though, would like to reuse existing infrastructure as […]

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How does cloud computing work?

Our writer is challenged to explain how cloud computing works—can he do it?

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IBM CCRA release 3.0 – How does it affect me?

In this article I will present my first impressions on the CCRA 3.0 and what it can help me with in my daily work on cloud solutions.

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Why a reference architecture is important for you

In any cloud project, or any IT project for that matter, the use of a reference architecture is good. In this blog post, I will explain why.

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IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture 3.0 – Why does it matter?

I interviewed Dr. Stefan Pappe, IBM Fellow, CCRA Overall Co-Lead and the leader of the Specialty Service Area (SSA) for Cloud Services in IBM's Global Technology Services.

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IBM CCRA release 3.0 – How does it affect me?

In this article I will present my first impressions on the CCRA 3.0 and what it can help me with in my daily work on cloud solutions.

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Cloud computing and management principles: what to look for?

So much is being discussed in the cloud computing arena, but little is said about architectural patterns when it comes to cloud computing.

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Executive Corner: Interview with Business Development Executive for Cloud, Julie Hollway (Part 2 of 2)

Neil Weightman interviewed Julie Hollway recently. The discussion concentrated on the ways in which cloud is helping industries now and on how to get started with cloud.

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ITIL and cloud series: NIST and IBM Cloud Reference Architecture, what and how to

A Q&A exploring NIST and the IBM Cloud Reference Architecture.

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