IaaS

4 reasons why hybrid is becoming the new normal

At IBM Interconnect 2015 we heard the prediction that “cloud” will become the common name for what is known today as “hybrid cloud.” In other words, there will be no division between public and private clouds; every cloud will be a combination of the two, either with or without a traditional IT infrastructure. My colleague […]

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Thursday Thoughts: SoftLayer image template demo

Shelbee Eigenbrode demonstrates how easy it is to use SoftLayer image templates to boost productivity.

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4 reasons why hybrid cloud is becoming the new normal

At IBM Interconnect 2015 we heard the prediction that “cloud” will become the common name for what is known today as “hybrid cloud.” In other words, there will be no division between public and private clouds; every cloud will be a combination of the two, either with or without a traditional IT infrastructure. My colleague […]

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Strengthening infrastructure as a service for enterprise clients

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is used in many of today’s cloud environments, but alone it may not be enough for enterprise cloud solutions.

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With IBM SoftLayer servers, you can think big

I hear many of my programming friends talk about how cloud is great for developers because they can quickly build a small environment to write code. My technical sales friends are elated when they can whip up a demo for a client education session. And I agree, these are both  good examples of the value […]

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Find your perfect cloud adoption pattern

When a company embraces the cloud, it must decide which adoption pattern best fits the workloads it plans to migrate to the cloud. That decision shouldn’t be made lightly—the more informed IT pros are going into the process, the easier it will be. In this post, I’ll outline how you can find the right cloud adoption pattern for your […]

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Find your perfect cloud adoption pattern

When a company embraces the cloud, it must decide which adoption pattern best fits the workloads it plans to migrate to the cloud. That decision shouldn’t be made lightly—the more informed IT pros are going into the process, the easier it will be. In this post, I’ll outline how you can find the right cloud adoption pattern for your […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Manage IT costs with IBM Cloud marketplace

Erik Anderson interviews Wes Chung, IBM's digital commerce program director, in the IBM Design Studio. They discuss how the IBM Cloud marketplace can be a valuable resource for IT professionals.

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Top 5 advantages of running HPC in IBM SoftLayer cloud

High-performance computing (HPC) has always been seen as a dedicated, on-premises computing environment. Now with a flexible and powerful cloud infrastructure, IBM SoftLayer can change the game and make HPC in cloud a valuable option. In the last few weeks, I discussed this topic with multiple customers, so I wanted to share the five main […]

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Managed cloud vs. unmanaged cloud infrastructure

Cloud computing has radically changed the way information technology (IT) works, enabling a smarter business and a new infrastructure delivery model. Organizations willing to run their resources on the cloud will eventually have to decide whether they want to use a managed or unmanaged infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivery model. Each company’s choice depends on […]

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Workload mobility can spur contestability of IaaS cloud services

Today, enterprises can have an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud on premises, off premises or both—the combination is known as a hybrid cloud environment. There are many choices for off-premises IaaS cloud choices, such as IBM SoftLayer, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services Elastic Cloud 2 and Google Compute Engine. An organization’s information technology (IT) department […]

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10 steps to understanding your IT before moving to cloud

Cloud may not be perfect for everything, but it certainly is applicable for everyone in various ways. I would like to start by saying that most businesses will move away from on premises in the future. Not all workloads from your business fit the cloud, but most companies can and should adopt cloud somehow. After […]

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