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Why cloud native development matters

Can we all agree that market research statistics should be taken with enough grains of salt to make your cardiologist worry? Good. Having said that, I’m now going to quote some market research statistics. But I do this not to focus on the numbers, but the fact that these numbers came from surveys and interviews […]

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Cloud in 2020: The year of edge, automation and industry-specific clouds

It was a banner year for cloud computing in 2019. The area that gained the most ground was hybrid multicloud, which emerged as the favored strategy of enterprises looking for a flexible and efficient way to move their workloads to the cloud while reducing costs, boosting productivity and avoiding vendor lock-in. Those advantages are so […]

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Quantum-safe cryptography: What it means for your data in the cloud

Quantum computing holds the promise of delivering new insights that could lead to medical breakthroughs and scientific discoveries across a number of disciplines. It could also become a double-edged sword, as quantum computing may also create new exposures, such as the ability to quickly solve the difficult math problems that are the basis of some […]

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Simplify modernization and build cloud-native with open source technologies

Cloud-native technologies are the new normal for application development. Cloud-native creates immeasurable business value with increased velocity and reduced operational costs. Together, these support emerging business opportunities. Advancements in application development have focused on net new applications. We have seen that existing applications that cannot easily move to the cloud have been left on traditional […]

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Open standards vs. open source: A basic explanation

What are open standards, exactly? You’ve probably heard the term thrown around, but why does it matter to your business? How does it relate to open source? What’s the difference? Take a common example. Have you ever noticed that Wi-Fi seems to work the same with any router, phone or computer? We tend to take […]

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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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3 open source solutions that could help mitigate natural disasters

In the last 20 years, more than 2.5 billion people have been affected by natural disasters. In only the past few years, Puerto Rico suffered a massive hurricane, wildfires in California destroyed thousands of homes and an earthquake devastated parts of Mexico City. To help pilot technology that addresses these issues, IBM sponsored Call for […]

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The top 6 cloud announcements from Think 2019

A central theme of IBM Think 2019 was cloud transformation. Thousands of business leaders and technical experts from around the world gathered in San Francisco to share ideas, build partnerships and learn about the future of IT, including what’s next with the cloud. For those who weren’t able to attend, here are some of the […]

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4 ways IBM has embraced an open, hybrid multicloud approach

Most companies are just getting started on their cloud journey. They’ve maybe completed 10 to 20 percent of the trek, with a focus on cost and productivity efficiency, as well as scaling compute power. There’s a lot more though to unlock in that remaining 80 percent: shifting business applications to the cloud and optimizing supply […]

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3 reasons you can’t miss IBM Think 2019

Business has changed. And it’s going to continue to change. In this new age of rapid innovation, it’s essential to understand how the latest technologies will impact your industry. Organizations that wait to embrace transformation are finding themselves on the wrong side of disruption. IBM is determined to help its clients and partners harness this […]

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What industry leaders think about IBM Multicloud Manager, part 2

Thoughts on Cloud asked a virtual roundtable of cloud experts and analysts to weigh in on the IBM Multicloud Manager announcement and the future of multicloud. Check out part one for each participant’s bio and additional insight. Thoughts on Cloud: How important is avoiding vendor lock-in with regard to enterprise cloud environments? Jo Peterson: It’s […]

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IBM, Google Cloud and the open community launch Istio 1.0 to bring microservices to the enterprise

Just over a year ago, we launched the first release of Istio in collaboration with Google Cloud, Lyft and the open community. Since then, Istio has become a popular and active open service mesh project with hundreds of contributors and users from startups and global airlines to international data networks. In collaboration with Google Cloud, […]

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