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#cloudchat October Recap

Recap of this month's #cloudchat discussion on "IaaS or PaaS--which is better for your business?"

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Link roundup: IBM launches next generation of SmartCloud services

Yesterday, IBM ushered in its next generation of SmartCloud services as well as new capabilities to enable its vibrant ecosystem of business partners. Here's a sampling of some of the chatter surrounding what these new services and capabilities mean for IBM and the industry.

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PaaS comes of age: Why platform as a service needs to be part of your cloud strategy

Today IBM announced a new set of capabilities called “IBM SmartCloud Application Services.” These new capabilities for IBM SmartCloud provide, in essence, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution.

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Introduction: IBM Workload Deployer

You may already be aware of the concept of a virtual machine (VM) – a place on the cloud where you can install software and run applications, and VMs can be configured to do many things, but let's take that idea one step further.

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It’s all about the business: Winning in the cloud with IBM Cloud Service Provider platform

In a previous blog post, “The new “C” in CSP: from communications to cloud service provider”, I discussed the analysts’ estimates on public cloud market opportunity and expected growth. I explained why communications service providers (CSPs) are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this opportunity. I also summarized the actions that CSPs must take to […]

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IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform pumps new life into old networks

The IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform offers an end-to-end cloud computing solution portfolio specifically designed for CSPs. The IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform is a carrier-grade, advanced, reliable, highly secure, and scalable platform for creating, managing, and monetizing cloud services, and that provides the following benefits:

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Turning products into cloud solutions

One challenge that many IT organizations undertake when looking at vendor-provided cloud products is determining which products best meets their business needs. After products have been chosen, it is another effort to turn the vendor-provided products into cloud solutions that meet the business needs of the organization. Going through this process for a number of […]

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IBM Workload Deployer: Application-centric cloud platform (Part 2 of 3)

IBM Workload Deployer focuses on an application-centric model, defining virtual application patterns that incorporate capabilities such as autonomic scaling, caching, load balancing, and so on. It promotes the concept of deploying and managing your application workloads in a shared, self-managed environment rather than manually creating and managing the application middleware topologies. This concept promises to […]

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IBM Workload Deployer: Application-centric cloud platform (Part 1 of 3)

Compute, storage, and network infrastructure use cases continue to remain the bulk of cloud computing discussions in addition to virtualization and server consolidation. Consumption- and subscription-based software services also get attention for specific, non-differentiated services that can be efficiently delivered with cloud. The application platform capability between the infrastructure services (IaaS, infrastructure as a service) […]

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