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Linux security enhancements on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

Takeaway: Operating system images available in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise are more tightly secured than “out-of-the-box” installations. When you install Red Hat or SUSE Linux from scratch, you get an operational Linux server that is reasonably secure. However, widely accepted best practice suggests that you should take time to further lock down the security of that […]

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Partnering with IBM in cloud computing

Cloud computing is rapidly growing with solutions at the infrastructure, platform, and application services. IBM Cloud Computing Specialty enables the business partner ecosystem to participate in this multi-billion dollar emerging global market. IBM Cloud Computing Specialty accelerates business partner cloud solutions by targeted enablement including training, assessment, and business development workshops. Additionally, the program also […]

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Apple’s iCloud: Why should we care?

In the technology world, cloud computing seems to be the new black. This was recently underlined by Apple’s announcement of iCloud at their recent developer. This could be considered great news for the Cloud industry. You know you’ve arrived as an industry when a consumer giant like Apple brings the concept to the consumer space […]

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Cloud security considerations

When looking to move workload to cloud environments, most Chief Information Officers will say that security is the number one concern. To address those concerns, IT organizations must consider several aspects of security to ensure they do not put their organizations at risk as they explore cloud computing. Some of these concerns regarding security have […]

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IBM Workload Deployer: Application-centric cloud platform (Part 2 of 3)

IBM Workload Deployer focuses on an application-centric model, defining virtual application patterns that incorporate capabilities such as autonomic scaling, caching, load balancing, and so on. It promotes the concept of deploying and managing your application workloads in a shared, self-managed environment rather than manually creating and managing the application middleware topologies. This concept promises to […]

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Demo: IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

I recently had the opportunity to try out the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise (formerly known as Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM Cloud), which is IBM’s public cloud offering. I was so impressed at the ease and speed of setting up a new virtual machine (VM) instance that I thought I’d share my experience. […]

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Cloud trends and happenings

I attended two cloud conferences in the Bay Area last week. Cloud Leadership Forum in Santa Clara and Structure in San Francisco. It was evident that cloud computing has taken center stage in the world of IT and come a long ways from being pie-in-the-sky. The who’s who in information technology was there, socializing their […]

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Considerations of designing private cloud solutions

A private cloud solution is a cloud computing platform that is implemented within the corporate firewall, under the control of the IT department. A private cloud is designed to offer the same features and benefits of public cloud offerings, but removes a number of challenges of public cloud solutions including control over enterprise and customer […]

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IBM Workload Deployer: Application-centric cloud platform (Part 1 of 3)

Compute, storage, and network infrastructure use cases continue to remain the bulk of cloud computing discussions in addition to virtualization and server consolidation. Consumption- and subscription-based software services also get attention for specific, non-differentiated services that can be efficiently delivered with cloud. The application platform capability between the infrastructure services (IaaS, infrastructure as a service) […]

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IBM at Structure 2011

Want to know about the cloud M&A landscape, how to win in cloud or curious about cloud opportunities in international markets such as Latin America? Join IBM at Structure 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics in workshop sessions plus demonstrations in the networking area kiosk. Partner with IBM to win […]

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IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum

Want to understand the impact of Cloud on business continuity and resiliency, know more about what IBM is seeing in Cloud or have a general or specific Cloud question? Join IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics and more in workshop sessions plus demonstrations. Using the […]

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