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Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Ramji hits the ground running

In just two short months—including the holiday season—the newly incorporated Cloud Foundry Foundation has hit the ground running with incredible support of the Linux Foundation staff. Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced that the board, which includes yours truly, had chosen Sam Ramji (@sramji) to lead the foundation as its CEO. Sam has been operating in the […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Build the cloud skills recruiters want

In this Thoughts on Cloud video, Shelbee introduces Tim Vanderham, VP, IBM Cloud Services, to talk about three cloud computing skills IT leaders must have to impress recruiters.

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Should I move my application to hybrid cloud?

Should I move my application to a hybrid cloud? This is the question of the day. As hybrid cloud becomes the client and server, or service oriented architecture (SOA), of the 2010s, everyone is asking about trying cloud. As I covered in some previous Thoughts on Cloud blog posts, there are some fundamental structural aspects […]

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5 reasons why cloud is vital in the developing world

By Anthony Butler My region (Middle East and Africa) is one of the most diverse in the world. Economically, it features some of the poorest countries—and some of the richest. It spans two hemispheres, from the tip of South Africa to the northernmost borders of Turkey, and it boasts a linguistic diversity that, by some […]

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5 reasons why cloud is vital in the developing world

My region (Middle East and Africa) is one of the most diverse in the world. Economically, it features some of the poorest countries—and some of the richest. It spans two hemispheres, from the tip of South Africa to the northernmost borders of Turkey, and it boasts a linguistic diversity that, by some estimates, covers over 3,000 languages.

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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. Not all workloads from your business fit the cloud, but most companies can and should adopt cloud somehow. After […]

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SAP in the cloud: Moving up from IaaS to PaaS

David Weck has recently posted a very interesting blog article “What’s your favorite flavor? Using IaaS to host SAP in the cloud,” where he compares hosting SAP on cloud to buying ice cream. He discusses the deployment option of SAP on infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which is your basic plain ice cream. But once […]

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How to explain cloud computing to a lawyer

In April 2014, IBM was entering a new era of information technology (IT). It was time to embrace the cloud, and I realized that we were going to be deeply transformed by it. I needed to change the way I was doing my job, so I was pretty busy attending many training sessions and calls […]

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IBM Bluemix Meetups welcome devs into the ‘mix’

At the beginning of the year, when I was tasked to run Meetups in Silicon Valley that focused on Cloud Foundry and IBM Bluemix, I was a bit apprehensive. It was a totally new venture for me and a relatively new way for us IBMers to engage with the community. Silicon Valley is a unique […]

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Why open technology matters at the PaaS layer

Say you’ve decided to adopt platform as a service (PaaS) as your cloud-based platform, along with a DevOps environment, to deliver business outcomes in an agile, iterative and incremental fashion. You also want to explore all the benefits of a composable environment on cloud to quickly build new applications. These are smart choices, and you’re […]

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Cloud Foundry: Laying the foundation

Today marks the culmination of a nearly year-long journey with some really special people at Pivotal who had the vision to take Cloud Foundry to an open governance model. I’d like to be one of the first to say “Congratulations!” on the launch of the new Cloud Foundry Foundation. We’re proud to officially announce today that […]

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3 ways SMBs can speed innovation through cloud

By Shivanand Biradar Innovations in technology and business processes are essential for the “hockey stick” model of growth that is desired by small and big businesses worldwide. Many people think of Picasso as the world’s greatest innovator. I once read that he often bought or borrowed ideas from several places and stitched them together to […]

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