SLA

Is a hybrid cloud model right for you?

For those who remain reluctant to adopt cloud, the hybrid model offers a way to ease into this brave new world.

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The benefits of SaaS: Is software as a service your pot of gold?

In the technology world, software as a service (SaaS) might just enable us to find that pot of gold at the end of the cloud rainbow.

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A guide to IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ 1.3

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.

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Benchmarking and scaling OpenStack in the enterprise

OpenStack has become increasingly important to enterprises of all sizes as its reach extends beyond Web 2.0/SaaS companies, such as Workday, Webex and PayPal. OpenStack is now a major element of both enterprise cloud computing and broader cloud initiatives, such as the new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, DC.

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Enterprise IT: Tear down your walls!

In far too many of my client engagements, the enterprise IT team remains a siloed, disparate group of technical professionals.

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How IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ can help independent software vendors

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.

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How I convinced my imaginary friend that cloud is cheaper

I never had an imaginary friend as a child—apparently imaginary friends require having an imagination, which more or less disqualified me.

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Cloud computing is not a trap

Cloud computing offers organizations a wide range of opportunities to bring flexibility to their IT needs.

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Do you trust your cloud service provider?

In an increasingly diverse market, you must be able to trust your cloud service provider.

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IBM SmartCloud Provisioning: Added value for business

An overview of the benefits of provisioning and specifically how SmartCloud Provisioning can help.

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Desktop as a Service: Go virtual or not?

Cloud terminology is already complex enough with its IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, BPaaS; so now we have one more term contributing to the overall confusion with cloud-related services. It is desktop as a service (DaaS). You might say “Well, it is just another buzz word to help marketing guys in selling virtualization” and probably you are right.

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SLA options for your VM in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ (Part 1)

High availability configuration for VMs in SCE+ is directly proportional to the SLA a customer has selected for his virtual machine while provisioning.

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