IBM Cloud Managed Services

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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What’s your favorite flavor? Using IaaS to host SAP in the cloud

When it comes to hosting SAP in the cloud, depending on specific customer needs, it may be better to use infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and bring your own SAP environment to it. Hosting your SAP application on cloud infrastructure as a service While you can set up your own data center and infrastructure, many are […]

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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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Should you choose IBM Cloud Managed Services or IBM SoftLayer?

Designing a cloud solution for strategic outsourcing (SO) can be complicated when you address the decision about what offering to choose for your clients: IBM Cloud Managed Services or IBM SoftLayer. This article should provide some hints to help you make the right choice. Cloud Managed Services is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering, […]

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Building solutions with IBM Cloud Managed Services for SAP Applications

IBM and SAP have a long history. IBM Cloud Managed Services (CMS) for SAP Applications is a cloud offering that is part of the IBM platform as a service (PaaS) portfolio, and it was recently announced that these longtime partners would expand their relationship: the SAP Enterprise HANA Cloud is now available on the IBM […]

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Executive Corner: Jim Comfort discusses IBM-SAP partnership

IBM today announced a major partnership with SAP. Specifically, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is now available in IBM’s highly scalable, open and secure cloud. To learn more about the partnership and what it means for users, we spoke with Jim Comfort, General Manager, GTS Cloud Development & Delivery at IBM: What should people know about the SAP […]

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How Brazil can benefit from cloud computing

It is easy to see that cloud computing is very popular, and many service providers are turning to cloud. In Brazil, it is already noticeable that large companies are beginning to offer cloud to their clients, including new and already existing contracts. Can accounts that are currently in physical environments easily migrate to cloud platforms? […]

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Using cloud to tap into the rapidly expanding market in China

Do you want to quickly establish a presence where there are 632 million Internet users and over 83 percent of them have mobile access? These are pretty compelling numbers that represent massive growth potential for your company. It has never been easier to establish your business applications and services on a readymade information technology (IT) […]

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Above, inside and below the cloud

As the pervasiveness of cloud increases throughout industries, it is important that you know the various aspects of cloud integration that must be understood as you make the decision to move forward into “the cloud sphere.” The next sections will focus on the areas above, inside and below the cloud that you should be considering. […]

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10 tips for adopting cloud computing

Cloud computing is here to stay and change the way we consume IT services. However, chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) often feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the possibilities for cloud. There’s also the rushing from the financial people to deal with—all because they heard that cloud is […]

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Three interesting features in IBM Cloud Managed Services V1.4

Here are three interesting features that come with IBM Cloud Managed Services Version 1.4. I will try to summarize and explain why these are not only important to me, but also to the readers of this blog post. 1. Automated patching Automated patching is changing in V1.4. After the roll out, virtual machines (VMs) will […]

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Which private cloud is right for me?

Some of the reasons for selecting private cloud implementations are due to security, integration, management or costs. Another reason is related to the type of workload that is going to be deployed there. All these reasons need to be taken into consideration when deciding where the private cloud will be deployed and which type of […]

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