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Why my customer decided to migrate its main production system to SaaS

In May 2011, my customer announced that its main production system is migrating to SaaS. Why did they decide to do this?

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Does your virtualization platform matter?

The overall survey shows a strong technology leadership of PowerVM implementation compared to other options, when customers need to push such technology to the design limits (that is, large scaling, large number of VMs, and so on).

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DevOps and the cloud

One of the hot topics around these days in IT is DevOps. But what is it exactly, why would I want it, and if so, how do I get it? This blog posting discusses these three questions; it’s up to you to decide when you start using it.

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SmartCloud Application Services is now in pilot phase

IBM SmartCloud Application Services' main capabilities include the application lifecycle, application environment, and part of the integration. Sign up for the pilot program to try it yourself.

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The IBM cloud offering decoder

Some cloud offerings actually existed before the term “cloud” came into use. These products ended up getting repackaged or renamed to fit in with the cloud portfolio. As new offerings emerged, many of them were shuffled around and renamed until more of the cloud puzzle pieces began to fall into place.

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FAQs: Introduction to WebSphere Cast Iron

If you have several on-premises applications that need to be integrated, an on-premises integration platform might suit your needs; but if your focus (today and in future) is on cloud applications, a logical conclusion is to do your integration in the cloud too.

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Motivation for a cloudy day

In IT, the motivations might be a need to keep up with the competition, a need to become more profitable, or the desire to be on the leading edge of the technology curve. Any of these, or possibly 37 other reasons, could be driving you to examine cloud computing for your enterprise.

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Interview with Portal Cloud Lead Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 3 of 3)

Final installment of a Q&A with IBM portal cloud lead developer Paul Kelsey.

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How to get thrown out of IBM Pulse 2012

Well, I'm back from IBM Pulse 2012 and I'm only partially recovered. However, I thought I'd let you know some of the amazing things I saw and heard there while they're fresh in what passes for my mind.

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CIOs, are your applications on cloud nine?

Being on cloud nine refers to a state of extreme happiness. As a CIO, wouldn’t you be happy if your team supplied IT services demanded by your users, that were always available when needed and at an optimized cost?

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Interview with Portal Cloud Lead Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 2 of 3)

Part two of Fang Feng's interview with Paul Kelsey, discussing WebSphere, IBM Workload Deployer, Amazon, Salesforce, and more.

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February #cloudchat recap: Cloud in education

The February #cloudchat focused on how cloud computing is changing education. Our panelists included experts from Georgia State University, George Mason University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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