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Find your perfect cloud adoption pattern

When a company embraces the cloud, it must decide which adoption pattern best fits the workloads it plans to migrate to the cloud. That decision shouldn’t be made lightly—the more informed IT pros are going into the process, the easier it will be. In this post, I’ll outline how you can find the right cloud adoption pattern for your […]

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What is software-defined storage?

Software-defined storage, or SDS, is a programmatic approach to setting up and consuming storage as a service.

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Thursday Thoughts: Manage IT costs with IBM Cloud marketplace

Erik Anderson interviews Wes Chung, IBM's digital commerce program director, in the IBM Design Studio. They discuss how the IBM Cloud marketplace can be a valuable resource for IT professionals.

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Transition to hybrid cloud eased through SDE

One of the things I’ve learned from my work at IBM is that many clients need a hybrid model for information technology (IT). The ability for clients to modernize their existing infrastructure, migrate key data and credentials, establish secure connectivity and use their existing policies and practices is vitally important. While it’s quite popular to […]

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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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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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The SaaS advantage: Update time

According to the survey Champions of Software as a Service, 66 percent of leading software-as-a-service (SaaS)adopters find that it improves application agility, making it easier to quickly and flexibly deploy and implement solutions. A SaaS solution is often considered faster and simpler to set up in an organization than a new on-premises software product. What is less […]

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5 tips to prevent your cloud from causing a thunderstorm

Clouds play an important part in our life. Without clouds and the rain falling from them, life would not be possible on earth. And almost everybody likes the nice white cumulus clouds on a blue sky that look like a herd of sheep. This is probably one reason why clouds are widely accepted in information […]

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4 things to consider when selecting a cloud provider

By Scott Wallace and Marcos Quezada When choosing cloud providers, we usually pay attention to things like whether the provider has adopted open standards such as OpenStack, whether their cloud computing hybrid approach is dynamic and whether they have integrated platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) offerings. What we often […]

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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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Why you should try ‘cloudstorming’ for your next cloud project

Today, the cloud is affecting how we have discussions in information technology (IT) and business sectors. In fact, “cloudstorming” is a term that has been used to describe brainstorming around cloud-related projects. But to fully understand this idea, we need to start at the beginning of cloud. The concept of the cloud was taken from […]

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The XaaS family: Understanding Iaas, PaaS and SaaS

The models of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) have been around for some time now. As time goes by, more and more “as a service” models are being introduced. Since there are so many of them, we can be said to be heading into […]

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