A well-defined and standardized process is the key success factor for patching management.
One of the biggest barriers that you face when thinking about how to move your workload to the cloud is calculating the size required for each instance. Cloud providers can help you with that, but sometimes you may want to calculate it by yourself. Maybe you are comparing solutions, or you just want to know how big it will be.
On November 19, 2013, IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ (SCE+) version 1.3 was released. While every new SCE+ release has brought some interesting improvements, I'm particularly excited about 1.3. Tons of new features and improvements were implemented, making it worth having a closer look at the highlights of this version.
Lately, many independent software vendors (ISVs) have started moving to a software as a service (SaaS) model, supported by an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model on cloud. However, even on cloud, in most cases they still have to worry about the IT infrastructure to support their software business.
IBM Distinguished Engineer Mac Devine discusses the company's acquisition of SoftLayer and the impact it will have on its cloud offerings moving forward.
Application-level disaster recovery is not the solution for every scenario, but it can be a valid, cost effective and less complex alternative.
IBM SmartCloud Application Services provides end-to-end services for applications ranging from development to production.
The next IBM SmartCloud Enterprise User Group Virtual Meeting will take place March 21 & 22.