Remember when the topic of open technology made many people in the industry uncomfortable? At IBM, we foresaw how critical open technology would become to our clients and the industry, and therefore embraced it. It was and remains essential. Now we’re at the forefront of another disruption: a transition to cloud in the form of […]
As cloud, mobile, data, analytics and cognitive computing become seamlessly ingrained in business strategies across industries, the ability to perform without limits is critical. This was made abundantly clear during the recent IBM Performance without Limits 3.0 event in New York City, where business leaders gathered to experience IBM performance capabilities. Several themes emerged during […]
People often ask about the characteristics of an effective open technology community. It’s actually fairly simple to answer. The best open tech communities have strong leadership, strong governance, beautiful code and passionate contributors. The Cloud Foundry Foundation embodies all of these characteristics. When it launched in December 2014, the Cloud Foundry Foundation boasted 40 member […]
Behind the dozens of forecasts about how many billions of Internet of Things devices will come online by 2020, there lies the challenge of interconnectivity. Gartner predicts 21 billion devices. IDC predicts 29.5 billion. Suffice to say we’re in for a data deluge. In order to get from where we are today to achieving that […]
At IBM InterConnect 2016, hybrid cloud is everywhere. On Monday, IBM Cloud senior vice president Robert LeBlanc reiterated IBM’s point of view, saying the company is and plans to remain “all in” on hybrid cloud. That position was reinforced in IBM’s announcement that it would partner with VMware to extend hybrid cloud offerings. According to […]
This is a big week for many people in our industry—and not just because of the coming “Star Wars” release. It’s also significant because the Linux Foundation has announced the formal open governance structure for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This announcement is important because it confirms the Linux Foundation Working Group and marks the […]
Just three months ago, my colleague Arvind Krishna, IBM SVP and Director of IBM Research, posted a blog explaining how blockchain technology would create “a foundation for building a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust and transparency while streamlining business processes.” In that post, he also wrote, “We believe blockchain is an extraordinarily […]
In my nearly 20 years of experience working in and around open technology, I can’t recall a more eventful year. It seems like new foundations are popping up on a weekly basis. But, as cloud, mobile and Internet of Things technologies evolve, there’s a definite need to standardize and come together to establish a way […]
Innovation in open cloud technology is accelerating at a pace like the IT industry has not seen before. Growth of cross cutting open technology initiatives is welcome news for today’s enterprise developer, but at the same time presents integration and interoperability challenges, especially as they weave in the latest container and microservices technologies. Just in […]
In this week's Thursday Thoughts, Shelbee Eigenbrode interviews Alex Heneveld, CTO of CloudSoft, about his predictions for open technology and containers like Docker.
Open technology is the foundation of any cloud. If your cloud isn’t built on open technology, it’s built on a dead-end cloud. Period. Whether you look at the infrastructure or the platform, the IT industry has been on this journey over the past four years to build an open cloud architecture. Open technology allows us all to scale […]
Today, in front of more than 15,000 attendees at IBM’s Interconnect conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced the OpenStack borderless cloud beta surfaced through IBM Bluemix. With the new beta service, developers can deploy applications to OpenStack cloud infrastructure from within Bluemix. This borderless OpenStack cloud can provide compute, storage, and network resources through public, dedicated and local cloud infrastructure, all available to developers directly within Bluemix.