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Getting started with Hadoop on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

It couldn’t be easier to set up your Hadoop cluster on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. It’s also fast! For example, a three-node Hadoop cluster can be up and running in less than 30 minutes.

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Cloud lessons learned from Southern California power outage

Lessons learned from the major power outage in Southern California in September 2011.

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IBM Sessions at Gartner Symposium

I attended several sessions presented by IBMers at the Gartner IT Symposium. Here are some of the highlights and points that I took away from each one, summarizing my live posts from @mirv_pgh on Twitter.

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ITIL and cloud series: NIST and IBM Cloud Reference Architecture, what and how to

A Q&A exploring NIST and the IBM Cloud Reference Architecture.

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WebSphere Portal Hypervisor Edition for your business

Many years of experience in support tells me that more than 50% of customer cases arise during installation, upgrade, and configuration. When the WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Management Hypervisor Edition was available, it immediately attracted my attention, because it has shown so many promising features that can eliminate many headaches of portal customers.

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Link roundup: IBM launches next generation of SmartCloud services

Yesterday, IBM ushered in its next generation of SmartCloud services as well as new capabilities to enable its vibrant ecosystem of business partners. Here's a sampling of some of the chatter surrounding what these new services and capabilities mean for IBM and the industry.

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PaaS comes of age: Why platform as a service needs to be part of your cloud strategy

Today IBM announced a new set of capabilities called “IBM SmartCloud Application Services.” These new capabilities for IBM SmartCloud provide, in essence, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution.

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Invitation: Oct. 19 IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group Virtual Meeting

Join the next IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API user group virtual meeting on October 19 at 9 a.m. US Eastern Time.

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Transforming a local economy with cloud computing

University of Bari is one of southern Italy’s premier educational institutions, with 12 faculties offering degrees in a wide range of subjects. To help sustain the development of the local economy, the university has recently worked with IBM to design a comprehensive IT transformation.

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October 13 #Cloudchat: IaaS or PaaS – Which is better for your business?

Our next #cloudchat Twitter chat this Thursday, October 13, at 4 p.m. ET will be focused on helping determine which model—IaaS or PaaS—works best in different business situations.

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What are the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise APIs?

The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform provides APIs, which can help you to integrate the platform with external systems.

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Cloud 101: the definitions, the benefits, the ubiquitous

All these terms and more detailed definitions can be found on the National Institute of Standards and Technology website: http://www.nist.gov/index.html. The old concept (IBM® Mainframe) is back with a new name, new vision, and new infrastructure: cloud. Well, not new, still in its infancy, but exponentially growing. So, what is this cloud and how are […]

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