disaster-recovery

6 lesser-known hybrid cloud benefits

The most commonly talked-about hybrid cloud benefits are flexibility and control. A hybrid environment gives companies the freedom to store some of their data and applications in a low-maintenance public cloud while entrusting other resources to a more closely managed private cloud. While this perk remains the most important selling point, there are several other […]

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Business transformation with S/4HANA and cloud managed services

This post is the third in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. Read part one.  Read part two. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): In our previous conversations, you discussed how cloud managed services can provide the skills needed to realize the benefits of S/4HANA much faster. Do […]

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Be ready for disaster recovery with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Companies large and small are looking for the best way to use cloud service provider (CSP) capabilities, including disaster recovery, as part of an emerging hybrid cloud strategy. Many of those same enterprises have made significant investments in VMware-based technology over the past few years, deriving substantial business value. IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions are […]

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How to modernize Systems Network Architecture applications

Companies that have requirements for disaster recovery (DR) across multiple data centers have had challenges in providing support for Systems Network Architecture (SNA) applications. These applications manage transactions by synchronizing responses across multiple stakeholders of a transactional flow. Examples of SNA applications are automated teller machines, medical records reporting and background checks for financial or […]

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Cloud computing offers data protection in natural disasters

According to Munich Re, last year (2013) there were 880 loss events worldwide. The average number of events has continually risen significantly over the last 30 years. These disasters happen all over the world, and the clients I work with are working to ensure they have a disaster recovery plan. If you have not yet […]

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How the cloud can help you grow and remain compliant after a disaster

In my two earlier posts I talked about the need for a disaster recovery solution and how the cloud can form the basis for that solution. In this post I will discuss how the use of cloud for disaster recovery can help you remain compliant and how it can generate new business opportunities. I will […]

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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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To cloud or not to cloud for your IT disaster recovery?

Infrastructure technology (IT) disaster recovery (DR) has been identified as an excellent use case for cloud. How do you determine if you can use cloud for your IT DR? Before you jump on the bandwagon of cloud, step back to understand your IT DR requirements, what you already have in place for IT DR and […]

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ becomes IBM Cloud Managed Services

This month, IBM will add new features and functions to its existing Managed Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering portfolio called IBM Cloud Managed Services. The additions will affect IBM Cloud Managed Services, IBM Cloud Managed Services for SAP Applications and IBM Cloud Managed Services for Oracle Applications. If these offerings sound vaguely familiar, it’s because they […]

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IBM releases SmartCloud Data Virtualization

IBM is using new technology delivered in a storage appliance, specifically to cure out-of-control storage.

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How working in the hospitality industry prepared me for the cloud

When I started working in hospitality, clouds were only in the sky and architects designed hotels. I never imagined that my experience with food service, event planning and security would help me explain some of the most important concepts in cloud computing.

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Cloud computing in the real world

What is the cloud, really? Or more properly, what is running in the cloud? One thing is certain—cloud will likely have a different meaning and value to everyone.

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