For the past several years, there have been discussions on how to best reduce data center costs. A study in 2011 by Clabby Analytics, an IT research and analysis firm, showed that almost 50% of the data center costs can be attributed to management labor, followed by costs associated with equipment.
Executive Corner: Interview with Business Development Executive for Cloud, Julie Hollway (Part 1 of 2)
Neil Weightman interviewed Julie Hollway recently. The discussion concentrated on the ways in which cloud is helping industries now, and how to get started with cloud.
One challenge in many cloud environments is having the correct platforms available to build solutions. Many times, cloud providers provide a subset either of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) solutions that might or might not meet the business requirements of a given application.
Executive Corner: Interview with Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive for Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings (Part 1 of 2)
Prabhakar Attaluri interviewed Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive, Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings. In this part, Robert explains the IBM SmartCloud for SAP Applications, its benefits to customers, what differentiates IBM from the competition, and how this fits into the overall IBM cloud strategy.
Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #8 and was originally published on Nov. 16.
Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #6 and was originally published on Sept. 16.
Virtual desktop infrastructure, or better known as VDI, has been around for some years know. The technology, in my opinion, has been promising from the start. Although VDI has seen a very slow start and an even slower market penetration, now it is finally picking up. Let's assume we want to go for a VDI environment. What are the obstacles to look out for?
Part 2 of the three-part blog series provides information about installing and configuring the cloud software components, postinstallation activities, and special features of the installed software.
The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise RESTful API follows the RESTful principle. It is based on HTTP request using the GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE methods to take actions on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform. RESTful APIs are web-services and thus are often used in a SOA environment, nevertheless some scripting techniques, using for example cURL, are well adapted to use a RESTful API.
In a previous blog, "What are the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise APIs?" I explained the types of APIs provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. Now, I explain in more detail the Java API that is provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform. This blog also contains a video that demonstrates the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Java API.