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A futuristic view of cloud management

By Thomas Andersen and Saumil Patel The year is 2020. We are sitting here waiting for our cloud deployment request to complete. We go to the Cloud Control Center dashboard to see exactly where our request is. There’s a green indicator for each step of the deployment process that has successfully completed. We can click […]

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Successful cloud migration in 5 easy steps

Today, every information technology (IT) business wants to reap the benefits of moving its workload to the cloud. But as we all know, not everything is suited for cloud migration. In order to assess whether it’s beneficial to move to a given workload to the cloud, workload analysis is vital. Two common questions faced by […]

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IBM expands its cloud footprint globally: Why it matters to you

This has been a busy and exciting year for IBM’s cloud business. In February, we unveiled our $1 billion investment in our platform as a service, Bluemix. April saw the launch of the IBM Cloud marketplace, and throughout the year we announced strategic partnerships with SAP, Apple, Intel, Microsoft, and AT&T among others. In the last two […]

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Cloud storage: Even a five year old can use it

By Fabio Furlani and Shivaramakrishnan Gopalakrishna Recently, my friend Fabio and I were talking about our children. We both have boys: mine is five years old, while Fabio’s son is 21. Both watch a lot of videos and download a lot of pictures and music from the internet. As technologically savvy fathers, we try to […]

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Peeling the onion: Hybrid cloud key components

In an earlier post, I defined a hybrid cloud and discussed possible scenarios including multiple public cloud providers, private clouds and traditional information technology (IT) environments. While that post explained hybrid cloud infrastructures, it was not the full story—especially if you plan to implement a hybrid cloud in your environment. Like an onion that has many […]

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The future of enterprise IT: Engaging customers

In his white paper “Systems of Engagement and the Future of Enterprise IT: A Sea Change in Enterprise IT,” Geofrey Moore introduced the concepts of systems of record (SOR) and systems of engagement (SOE). What are these new ideas about? These notions represent a fundamental change or shift that CIOs need to worry about. The […]

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Distributing your workload? Easy as slicing pie

Discussing hybrid cloud is almost a never ending story; there are so many aspects to explore. In this post, I would like to focus on workloads, placement and interconnection. At this time of year, moving and distributing portions of a workload reminds me of slicing and handing out pumpkin pie at the end of Thanksgiving […]

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