Happy New Year! As IBM Cloud charges into 2016, we are ready to build on the strong momentum we achieved within the cloud ecosystem and developer areas in 2015. But before we jump ahead, I want you to take a look what we managed to achieve last year. In 2015, we established a new global […]
The days of writing an application that goes down or becomes unavailable are long gone—this is simply no longer acceptable. The end user’s expectation is that once your service is “live,” it’s always available and it always performs reasonably well. The only way to do that is to ensure that you’ve built a highly resilient, […]
IT job roles and responsibilities have changed as a cloud-based delivery model has become the norm for IT infrastructure. For the majority of IT jobs, cloud proficiency has become standard, a pre-requisite key word for every resume. A quick search for “cloud” skills on job sites like Monster.com or Dice.com reveal more than 800 jobs […]
More than 6,000 cloud enthusiasts, developers, administrators, architects and IT pros descended on Vancouver last week for the semi-annual OpenStack 2015 summit. First, congratulations to the OpenStack team. OpenStack Kilo, the 11th release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds, has nearly 400 new capabilities to support software development, big […]
Today, in front of more than 15,000 attendees at IBM’s Interconnect conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced the OpenStack borderless cloud beta surfaced through IBM Bluemix. With the new beta service, developers can deploy applications to OpenStack cloud infrastructure from within Bluemix. This borderless OpenStack cloud can provide compute, storage, and network resources through public, dedicated and local cloud infrastructure, all available to developers directly within Bluemix.
As a cloud solution architect, I am keen to understand the capabilities of the new IBM platform as a service (PaaS) offering, IBM Bluemix. In particular, I’ve come to realize that preserving a state in an inherently stateless architecture is key, so I decided to investigate how to use the IBM Cloudant database with an […]
Clients do not procure and purchase software products today the way they did in the past. Clients focus more on buying capabilities and solutions that help them move their business forward. In the cloud operating model, this becomes even more relevant, because installation, configuration and deployment are hidden from the users. Clients expect simplicity and […]
“I’m a man, and I can change, if I have to … I guess.” This line from The Red Green Show sums up how I felt a little over a year ago. I realized I needed to ramp up my understanding of cloud computing and all things related. I learned two things from this effort: […]