cloud scaling

Accessible bookcast streaming service becomes securely available on IBM Cloud

Accessible entertainment isn’t often easily accessible. The mainstream entertainment industry doesn’t cater to people who can’t see or hear well; people with PTSD, autism or epilepsy; or those who are learning English as a second language. These population segments can become isolated, and then marginalized when they can’t enjoy the latest feature film – even […]

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How to find the right balance between scale up and scale out in cloud

Cloud computing provides the elasticity to scale infrastructure on demand. Applications with a dynamic workload demand get application programming interface (API) driven access to a flexible infrastructure to meet performance guarantees and minimize resource costs. The viral nature of social media has made responding to a sudden surge in demand extremely important to prevent lost […]

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Bottlenecks and cloud scaling

I was in a session at IBM Pulse 2014 where Phil Jackson (@underscorephil) from SoftLayer talked about bottlenecks in IT infrastructure. This is a very interesting topic, especially for IT infrastructure planners, the majority of whom almost always tend to put a certain percentage buffer into sizing stuff—and not without reason. The question: are all […]

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