Professionals in the software engineering field have long recognized that software maintenance is the largest component of the total cost involved in building and running any application over a period of time. In response, the information technology (IT) industry has pursued the idea of services as a way to encapsulate reusable units of business functionality, […]
There are a wide variety of business processes that can be managed with software as a service (SaaS) applications.
As mentioned by Marcela Adan in her blog post “Integrated service management for cloud: The heart of the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform,” Tivoli Service Automation Manager (as part of IBM Service Delivery Manager) is the heart of the “manage” pillar of IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform. According to my personal experience, it is also the core of several IBM private and public cloud implementations all over the world.
Today’s Internet of people is evolving into an “Internet of things,” because soon there will be more than one trillion connected devices. By 2013, 1.2 billion connected consumer electronics devices are expected in the more than 800 million homes with broadband connections. Imagine a home where your windows, doors, air conditioning, appliances, entertainment, security and more were controllable via the Internet.
Back in the 2000s, the cloud was first conceived as a pay-by-the-hour idea, and was born in the habit of borrowing computer resources and paying according to consumption.
Cloud application providers promise ease of use, cost savings and innovative solutions. Typically you are only a few mouse clicks away from getting a free trial account and with several more clicks you will be able to sign up for a license. But wait! There are a number of aspects to consider. Let’s discuss the most important ones (I am sure there are much more and depending on the scenario others might be more important – so please feel free to add your thoughts as a comment).
There is a lot of discussion here about cloud for business, but what about cloud for Everyman – the average Joe – the man on the street? How will cloud computing change life for the average person? In short, cloud has already changed things significantly, and will continue to have an impact on our lives for years to come.
Part two of Fang Feng's interview with Paul Kelsey, discussing WebSphere, IBM Workload Deployer, Amazon, Salesforce, and more.
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning is designed to minimize the use of a centralized “command and control” approach, in favor of scale-out management, where endpoints can participate in management activities and do not depend on a single configuration management database.