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What’s next for containers and standardization?

Containers are all the rage among developers who use open source software to build, test and run applications. In the past couple of years, container interest and usage have grown rapidly. Nearly every major cloud provider and vendor has announced container-based solutions. Meanwhile, a proliferation of container-related start-ups has also appeared. Hybrid solutions are the […]

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IBM SoftLayer VPN solution for Linux command-line interface clients

One of the benefits of having an IBM SoftLayer account and working with the infrastructure on it is being able to connect to servers and devices inside the environment with SSH (secure shell) or the graphical user interface (GUI). Usually this is done with a virtual private network (VPN), especially if what you are dealing […]

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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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SoftLayer firewall options: 6 ways to be antisocial

When it comes to firewall options, SoftLayer has an embarrassment of riches.

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Ten rules for building clouds

Recent discussions with clients have led me to document these rules for building clouds.

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IBM’s big bets: OpenStack and Cloud Foundry

IBM is in the middle of this reinvention. In recent months, they have announced big bets on two open source technologies that are seen as the future: OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.

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Choosing the right hypervisor

All hypervisors are not made equal—here's how to choose the right one for you.

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IBM Cloud and OpenStack

IBM has been both a contributor and a consumer of OpenStack technology and has also recently offered its Smart Cloud Foundation, which will support the community.

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July #cloudchat: The future of the collaborative company

The July 11 chat (4-5 p.m. ET) will cover "The Future of the Collaborative Company."

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Ten rules for building clouds

Recent discussions with clients have led me to document these rules for building clouds.

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No one will pay for the security on a hypervisor

How much money would you pay for the security on hypervisors?

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March #cloudchat recap: Where the open cloud is going

This month's #cloudchat took place on March 14, from 4-5 p.m. ET.

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