data center

New data center brings security, integration and choice to Nordic region

Demand for turnkey cloud solutions is on the rise in the Nordic countries. By 2019, the cloud market is expected to reach a whopping $18 billion. Enterprises in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland aren’t just looking for cloud capabilities, though. They’re also looking for ways to ensure security, perform hybrid integration and choose the […]

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With new data center, growth accelerates for Korea cloud ecosystem

Korea’s public cloud sector is growing exponentially. According to IDC research, public cloud revenue in the country is expected to increase from $445 million last year to around $1 billion in 2019. All that growth is going to mean increased demand for infrastructure. That’s a big reason why IBM is teaming with SK Holdings to […]

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Introduction to SoftLayer’s Service Organization Control reports

What color SOCs do bears wear? I promise we’ll get to the answer, but first, a few words about the cloud. I am often asked about IBM SoftLayer, cloud computing and why Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are important. The question comes up often enough for me to decide to write about it here. Service […]

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IBM SoftLayer comes ashore in Australia

The first of two new IBM SoftLayer sites (commonly known as points of deployment) in Australia is now available for use in Melbourne. The formal announcement can be found here. This is exciting news, especially for many businesses that have onshore Australian data residency requirements and now finally have a local site. The second site […]

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Act now! Register for IBM’s Napa Valley Executive Summit: Hybrid IT, private clouds, and the next generation data center

There’s a great event opportunity available for senior managers and executives on Oct. 23-24 in Napa, California at the luxurious Villaggio Inn and Spa with an exclusive wine tasting and dinner at the prestigious  Silver Oak Winery. The one and a half day IBM Smarter Data Center Executive Summit examines the data center and how it has been affected […]

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IBM SoftLayer: Data center as a service (DCaaS) — Part 2

This is the second in a series of three articles related to SoftLayer where I am doing a walk-through of capabilities, benefits and costs associated with migrating private IT infrastructure out of your current self-managed data center into an IBM SoftLayer data center. In my previous post, I discussed the foundational architecture that is provided […]

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Are you moving your outsourcing to the cloud?

If your company is currently in an outsourcing engagement, the cloud conversation is going to start soon (if it hasn’t already). Cloud-based content in outsourcing contracts is expected to grow to 50 percent by 2017. Let’s explore some of the key aspects to consider when moving to the cloud with your outsourcing partner. Starting the […]

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Cloud computing, data center automation and services on demand: What’s the difference?

Being a software engineer, I often end up talking about cloud computing. I think there is still a lot of confusion about what cloud computing actually means. For a lot of people, it is nothing more than embracing virtualization. For others, it is just data center automation. Where’s the truth? I’ll take the chance in […]

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IBM SoftLayer: Data center as a service (DCaaS)

IBM SoftLayer has been recommended by various stakeholders as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider. It can certainly be viewed as such. It provides a lot of automation tools out of the box, as well as the ability for customers to bring their own automation tools to integrate with the SoftLayer application programming interface […]

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Four reasons why the cloud is not your average data center

I work in the cloud space, helping to solution systems and moving on-premises data centers to the cloud. Recently, I have noticed a growing trend among my clients who think: “It’s just a data center. I can move my stuff in, right?” Cloud providers are running a business. This business is focused on the following […]

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IBM investing $1.2 billion to expand cloud services

IBM announced today that it will invest $1.2 billion to expand its cloud computing footprint on a massive global scale.

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Cloud in a box: Better than a free lunch?

Setting up a cloud data center is a humongous ongoing task, but managing one is even tougher.

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