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Open Technology Summit focuses on contributors

The Open Technology Summit, now in its fifth year, has become an annual state of the union for the established and budding open source projects that IBM supports. The conclusion drawn at Sunday’s OTS during IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas is that the state of open tech is strong and getting stronger. The event brought […]

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CloudNativeCon and KubeCon: What we learned

Imagine yourself on a surfboard. You’re alone. You’re paddling out to farther into the sea and you’re ready to catch a giant wave. Only you look to your left, to your right and behind you, and you suddenly realize you’re not alone at all. There are countless other surfers who share your aim. That’s how […]

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The tide rises at the Barcelona OpenStack Summit

The day before the opening of the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, I already knew that one of the hot topics would be containers. Lots of people are excited these days about containers and microservices, seeing them as the magic wand that will help IT keep up with the pace of our rapidly evolving world. If […]

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Cloud innovation in the US federal sector

As federal agencies take their first steps toward cloud implementation, they are beginning to establish their own cloud strategies. These include laying out a framework that will identify different workload profiles and deploy each workload in the most suitable cloud environment. During this planning and design phase, they often realize a need to adopt a […]

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All about OpenStack and why it matters

I recently attended a week of presentations about OpenStack, looking to get a deeper understanding of what it is all about and why it’s important. Here’s what I learned. An OpenStack cloud is driven by a collection of open source software that allows organizations to build and manage cloud environments via the OpenStack API. The […]

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IBM issues ‘Interop Challenge’ to fellow OpenStack vendors

Don Rippert kicked off IBM’s presence at the OpenStack Summit with a challenge to fellow vendors: proof of interoperability by the end of October. Rippert, general manager for IBM Cloud Strategy, Business Development and Technology, spoke to a standing-room crowd Monday at the summit in Austin, Texas, where he began by reaffirming IBM’s commitment to […]

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What is so hot about Open Stack HEAT templates?

I’ve learned that, as I progress in my own “cloud journey,” when you are manually configuring new cloud services for line of business users, it can take months to set up new services. One of the ways to automate the creation of new services is to define templates that can be reused. This means you […]

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5 bold cloud predictions from IBM Distinguished Engineers

When we talk about the future of cloud computing a year from now—or even five, ten years from now—what will we say? Will the cloud become so ubiquitous it virtually disappears? Will it evolve into something we simply can’t foresee? There’s certainly no shortage of hype around the cloud, but there are also trends that […]

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IBM’s OpenStack-powered Blue Box Cloud Dedicated now available on SoftLayer

There are two certainties that IBM Cloud leaders hold: 1. Clients want a hybrid cloud strategy where they can control what happens and where. This allows clients to do things faster at scale. 2. Open source is the foundation of innovative application development in the cloud. If you’ve been following its evolution, you know IBM […]

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Cloud, millennials and Generation Z: The mobile imperative

In the eight years since the release of the  iPhone  we have witnessed amazing changes in society, a telecommunications revolution. Mobile computing has taken over around the world—and it did so with advancements in cloud technology and security. A friend returning from helping earthquake survivors in Nepal told me that mobile technology is everywhere— children […]

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OpenStack: The myth of the middle

The middle is where self-declared reasonable minds gather to split the difference between seemingly irresolvable extremes. And so it is with OpenStack. Back in the wild-West days of Diablo and Essex, agile app dev ardents attracted by the open alternative of OpenStack had two choices: build it yourself (DIY), or sign up with Rackspace. Polar […]

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Blue Box founder Jesse Proudman: Joining IBM was ‘best move’

Blue Box is now part of Big Blue. IBM today announced that it has reached a deal to acquire innovative cloud company Blue Box. The Seattle-based startup helps its clients tap into its OpenStack-powered hosted private cloud service, which promises to fit with IBM’s ongoing emphasis on open cloud technologies like OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. […]

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