cloud-architecture

The cloud ecosystem for beginners: A data center view

I would like to share my thoughts about the cloud ecosystem in general, and provide an internal view of a “cloud data center.”

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Cloud is like a box of …. You never know what you’re gonna get (Part 1 of 2)

With cloud computing this quote is true in two ways: -A wide variety of cloud services are available to compose with, like a box of chocolates. -You don’t know up front what you’re going to get. This blog post offers the reader a three-step-plan to guide your journey to the cloud.

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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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ITIL and cloud series: Service design for cloud implementation

Your business is changing and you verified cloud computing as a possible solution. You have defined your strategy, formed a vision and a roadmap to realize it, and decided on the service and deployment models to start with. Now you need to focus on the design of your cloud implementation and you need consultants and architects, helping you with the base of good practices and proven architectures.

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Event Report: Calgary IBM Cloud Symposium – 29 Nov 2011

The IBM Cloud Symposium was held at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary on November 29, 2011. The event was free and I estimate was attended by approximately 80 people. Here’s a summary of the key messages I heard throughout the day.

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Attention CxOs: What’s your cloud adoption strategy?

“Cloud” is one of the 2011 top technology priorities. Its self-service, rapid scaling, and “pay-as-you-go” characteristics appeal to a wide audience of business and technology executives. When deciding where to run your applications – public, private, hybrid, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) cloud deployment models expand the choices available to you.

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Building your cloud using IBM hardware and software (Part 1 of 3) – Design

In this three-part blog series, the author outlines the process, from conception to deployment, that his team used to build a private, on-premise cloud environment by using an IBM hardware and software stack.

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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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IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: what’s in it for me?

Let me start by sharing a real story with you, although it is a little bit embarrassing on my part. I joined IBM in 1989 as a young IT graduate. One of my first assignments was to present IBM’s networking products at a small local IT event, focusing on how those products conformed to open […]

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Considerations of designing public cloud solutions

When looking at the different public cloud offerings currently available in the marketplace it is easy to see why public cloud offerings are very attractive to business, but are slow to adopt since many of them require unique challenges to the traditional IT Services models. Like with any system, designing a system that ultimately meets […]

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