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5 ongoing changes in the world of cloud

I was recently invited to talk to a group of IT professionals on the theme of trends in cloud computing. Thinking about the brief and my experiences working in the field for the past few years, my talk centered on five major trends and signs of changes that I’m seeing on a day-to-day basis: 1. […]

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WebSphere users: Find your starting point to cloud

Everything is looking up. I don’t just mean everything is getting better—and it is—I mean literally everything is looking up to the cloud. The market continues to shift to cloud, creating leaders and laggards across every industry. This means if you’re an IT operations manager, you’ve likely been asked to start implementing a cloud strategy […]

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The top 10 Thoughts on Cloud articles of 2016

2016 has been a year of twists and turns. The news of the year has often been surprising and occasionally been shocking. In the world of cloud computing, the surprises have come in the form of innovative, clever ways cloud technology is being put to use. From facilitating live-streaming video from space missions to enabling […]

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5 game-changers coming to cloud in 2017

As 2016 winds down, let’s reflect on some age-old annual traditions. I’m not talking about trimming the tree or grandma’s holiday eggnog. ‘Tis the season for business predictions, when analysts, columnists and your boss tease out the trends destined to impact the way we work. There’s no shortage of opinions on where cloud computing is […]

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VMware and IBM: Accelerating enterprise hybrid cloud

Earlier this year, IBM and VMware jointly set out to tackle the challenge of extending existing VMware workloads from on-premises environments to the cloud without incurring the cost and risk associated with retooling operations, rearchitecting applications and redesigning security policies. This collaboration is significant because it gives customers flexibility and transparency when moving workloads into […]

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5 must-haves for building the right cloud from Elevate NYC 2016

A few years ago, the question facing IT leaders was, “Are you moving to the cloud?” Now, the question has become, “Are you getting the most out of your cloud?” Organizations in every part of the economy — from retail and finance to government and education —  have adopted the cloud as an integral part […]

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Direct Link connection options for hybrid clouds

Companies are striving to implement more cost-effective IT environments using hybrid clouds that include both on-premises and off-premises resources. Direct Link on IBM SoftLayer, introduced in my previous blog post, helps IBM Cloud clients integrate their private, public and hybrid clouds with high performance, security-rich connections. Here’s how Direct Link connects your IT resources. Physical […]

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Hybrid cloud through the IBM Edge kaleidoscope

IBM Edge 2016 — a global conference that provides a platform for IT leaders to design, build and deliver infrastructure in the cloud — came, mesmerized, and conquered. The hybrid cloud team engaged with clients, talking with them about new technologies and inspiring them in thought leadership sessions with our subject matter experts, demos, client […]

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In cloud’s ‘second wave,’ hybrid is the innovator’s choice

In the cloud business, there’s plenty of “tech talk” about APIs, containers, object storage and any number of other IT topics. I don’t discount its value, but my view of cloud is a little different because my job begins and ends with IBM clients’ success in adopting cloud, nothing more or less. As a result, I […]

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Hybrid cloud storage: Past, present and future

Many CIOs and line-of-business leaders say flexible cloud solutions can make their businesses more innovative, agile and competitive. They understand the value that vast amounts of data can bring to their business. But that data requires storage solutions that can adapt to many types of use cases and work with on-premises, off-premises and hybrid cloud […]

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Hybrid cloud integration in 7 easy steps

Hybrid cloud is attractive because it enables customers to draw on the wide-ranging capabilities of public cloud service providers while using private cloud deployment for sensitive applications and data. Interlinking cloud-deployed applications and data with traditional, non-cloud enterprise applications and data is also an important part of hybrid cloud deployments. The benefits of hybrid cloud […]

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Hybrid cloud is about choice

Demands on IT architects are high. Among their myriad responsibilities, they’re called upon to align IT strategy with changing operational and regulatory requirements, respond to changes in a timely manner and secure and consolidate traditional IT systems with new applications to reduce costs. They’re also faced with the task of creating architectural solutions that drive […]

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