IaaS

Implementation considerations for public cloud

When you think about using public cloud solutions for key pieces of business functionality consider several things prior to moving the workload to a public cloud. First, consider the application integration requirements with workloads that exist in the traditional data center. This means selecting the right workload for the public cloud environments. Organizations should engage […]

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Linux security enhancements on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

Takeaway: Operating system images available in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise are more tightly secured than “out-of-the-box” installations. When you install Red Hat or SUSE Linux from scratch, you get an operational Linux server that is reasonably secure. However, widely accepted best practice suggests that you should take time to further lock down the security of that […]

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Data storage for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

When a virtual machine (or instance) is run in the cloud, it can have two distinct types of storage available: Ephemeral storage is directly associated with each particular instance; it is created when the in-stance is first started, and goes away when the instance is deleted. It can be thought of as similar to the […]

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Cloud trends and happenings

I attended two cloud conferences in the Bay Area last week. Cloud Leadership Forum in Santa Clara and Structure in San Francisco. It was evident that cloud computing has taken center stage in the world of IT and come a long ways from being pie-in-the-sky. The who’s who in information technology was there, socializing their […]

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Considerations of designing public cloud solutions

When looking at the different public cloud offerings currently available in the marketplace it is easy to see why public cloud offerings are very attractive to business, but are slow to adopt since many of them require unique challenges to the traditional IT Services models. Like with any system, designing a system that ultimately meets […]

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Considerations of designing private cloud solutions

A private cloud solution is a cloud computing platform that is implemented within the corporate firewall, under the control of the IT department. A private cloud is designed to offer the same features and benefits of public cloud offerings, but removes a number of challenges of public cloud solutions including control over enterprise and customer […]

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IBM Workload Deployer: Application-centric cloud platform (Part 1 of 3)

Compute, storage, and network infrastructure use cases continue to remain the bulk of cloud computing discussions in addition to virtualization and server consolidation. Consumption- and subscription-based software services also get attention for specific, non-differentiated services that can be efficiently delivered with cloud. The application platform capability between the infrastructure services (IaaS, infrastructure as a service) […]

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IBM at Structure 2011

Want to know about the cloud M&A landscape, how to win in cloud or curious about cloud opportunities in international markets such as Latin America? Join IBM at Structure 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics in workshop sessions plus demonstrations in the networking area kiosk. Partner with IBM to win […]

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IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum

Want to understand the impact of Cloud on business continuity and resiliency, know more about what IBM is seeing in Cloud or have a general or specific Cloud question? Join IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics and more in workshop sessions plus demonstrations. Using the […]

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Leveraging cloud for business process management

As cloud offerings graduate from pure infrastructure services to higher level business services, enterprises are investigating how to harness cloud for their business process initiatives. Many enterprises and vendors get stuck into having a version of Business Process Management (BPM) technology suite running on the cloud. That is only part of the puzzle. Several other […]

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