IBM Cloud Managed Services

A guide to IBM Cloud Managed Services V1.4

On March 25, 2014 we announced the latest release of IBM Cloud Managed Services 1.4. With this release we have taken another step to position Cloud Managed Services as the leading fully managed cloud solution in the marketplace and the foundation for our platform cloud services addressing SAP and Oracle applications. This new release was […]

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What’s new in IBM Cloud Managed Services Version 1.4?

IBM Cloud Managed Services Version 1.4 (formerly IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+) has just been announced. I’m glad to be able to share with you the main updates that this version contains, because it brings many new features! Cloud Managed Services Version 1.4 (V1.4) is divided into two rollout plans. The first wave is planned to happen […]

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IBM Cloud Managed Services accelerates Oracle Retail V14 deployments

We are just a few months into the general availability of Oracle Retail’s V14 Commerce Anywhere and the interest and activity has been intense. Like no other release, this gem of functionality comes at exactly the right time for retailers who are looking to shore up their core merchandising capability to support what customers now […]

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New features of IBM Cloud Managed Services v1.4

IBM recently released its Cloud Managed Services version 1.4. I would like to share some of the key highlights of this release. These new features will be rolled out to CMS data centers during second quarter of 2014. They include: Global deployment options—Lite Sites and remote Points of Delivery (PoDs) Lite Sites and remote Points […]

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Five key checkpoints for provisioning a cloud server

When people start to use cloud, there is a real surprise when they hear a cloud server can be provisioned in two hours using IBM tools. Here we will do it using IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager (TSAM). I am providing five checkpoints that should be part of any server project. 1. End date In […]

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Active Directory integration in IBM Cloud Managed Services V1.3

With the release of IBM Cloud Managed Services V1.3, there have been significant feature changes to the product offering. One of these feature enhancements is the Active Directory (AD) integration feature. As of V1.3, there are now three different integration options available to suit the range of applications that enterprises support. The basic premise of […]

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Licensing your solution for IBM Cloud Managed Services

One of the big challenges that we face when we think about how to move our workload to cloud is how to license our software based on the cloud infrastructure. Each cloud provider has their own infrastructure, so your software costs may vary between cloud providers since each software vendor licenses their software based on […]

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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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