Waiting for a package to be delivered can be frustrating. Deliveries mostly happen during work hours, so customers often miss the delivery window, then worry that their packages aren’t safe. To make online shopping more convenient, the Singaporean government created a nationwide system of delivery lockers from which the public can retrieve packages ordered online. […]
I have been working on cloud infrastructures since before the hype over cloud computing. I have watched as the cloud matured from just being a way to get cheap Linux instances into a set of services that are literally changing the way we deliver IT forever. I have also witnessed the challenges enterprises face when […]
Many people see cloud as an evolution of outsourcing. By moving their traditional information technology (IT) resources into a public cloud, clients can focus on their core business differentiators. Cloud doesn’t nix the need for the hardware, software and systems management—it merely encapsulates and shields the user from those aspects. It puts IT in the hands of […]
This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring open cloud-inspired approaches such as OpenStack, DevOps and open standards. I want to look at how these approaches can enable IT to adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. This debate is shaped by the […]
In my last blog post, I compared cloud computing with the transformation of individual families with cattle farms to a more modern concept of large cattle farms providing consumers milk through stores. In this blog post, I will explain cloud delivery models. In general there are three major delivery models: • Infrastructure as a service […]
IBM SmartCloud Entry allows you to deploy two working environments (IBM i 7.1 and AIX 7) in just a few minutes.
Recap of the February 2013 #cloudchat that took place on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. ET.