PaaS

Enterprise cloud strategy: Applications and data in a multi-cloud environment

Say you’ve decided to hedge your IT bets with a multi-cloud environment. That’s excellent, except, what’s your applications and data strategy? That’s not an idle question. The hard reality is that if you don’t coordinate your cloud environments, innovative applications will struggle to integrate with traditional systems. Cost management, security and compliance — like organizational […]

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American Airlines soars into cloud with IBM

American Airlines, the largest passenger air carrier in North America, announced this week that it has chosen IBM as a cloud provider. Specifically, the airline intends to move some of its applications to the cloud and make use of IBM infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tools. The agreement also means American will have access to […]

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A practical guide to platform as a service: Acquiring and using PaaS

Fully embracing platform as a service (PaaS) implies a number of technical and organizational changes for customers. While it may be possible to port an existing, non-cloud-based application to use a PaaS environment, this is not likely to realize major benefits. A certain degree of change is required at the technological level, and perhaps a […]

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A brief history of cloud computing

One of the first questions asked with the introduction of a new technology is: “When was it invented?” Other questions like “When was it first mentioned?” and “What are the prospects for its future?” are also common. When we think of cloud computing, we think of situations, products and ideas that started in the 21st […]

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A practical guide to platform as a service: PaaS benefits and characteristics

One of the major benefits of platform as a service PaaS is its ability to improve a developer’s productivity. PaaS provides direct support for business agility by enabling rapid development with faster and more frequent delivery of functionality. It does this through continuous integration techniques and automatic application deployment. PaaS also enables developers to realize […]

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4 simple steps to cloud adoption

It has become vitally important for organizations to be cloud players. They must be innovative with their IT transformation approaches in building flexible and agile business systems such as Customer Resource Management (CRM) systems, storage systems, complex process automation and for leveraging social media and mobile technologies.

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A practical guide to platform as a service: What is PaaS?

The generic “PaaS” (platform as a service) label is used very broadly to refer to many cloud services, making it difficult for customers to accurately evaluate and compare offerings from different service providers. To address this challenge, it’s helpful for customers to understand the range of capabilities that PaaS offerings provide. The ability to distinguish […]

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UBS: IBM joins cloud computing’s top 4

A recent UBS survey of corporate information technology executives found that the biggest players in the cloud market, including IBM, will continue to grow. “Cloud is not a winner-take-all market,” the report stated, noting that IBM will “hold its own” and is among the top four cloud providers. In particular, IBM is strong in the […]

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Choice with consistency: The key to an effective hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud doesn’t have to be complicated. Complex? Sometimes. Complicated? No way. As the traditional, layered cloud model of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS moves toward irrelevance, the era of the single cloud stack is fast approaching. A modern cloud stack is one that supports a spectrum of IaaS and PaaS services that work together with […]

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10 steps to understanding your IT before moving to cloud

Cloud may not be perfect for everything, but it certainly is applicable for everyone in various ways. I would like to start by saying that most businesses will move away from on premises in the future.

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Cloud Foundry takes on interoperability and workload portability

It’s been just over a year since the Cloud Foundry Foundation officially launched but you would never know it based on the significant progress made in the past year. In this very short amount of time, the foundation has made great strides. As part of the team at IBM that helped launch this new foundation, […]

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Tech.London: Innovation unleashed in the digital heart of Europe

As you may be aware, London is the digital capital of Europe, and it continues to see explosive growth in innovation and technology. In the first quarter of 2015 alone, investors pumped a record-breaking £459 million in venture capitalist funds into London’s digital sector. Today, the Mayor of London and Gust (in partnership with IBM) […]

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