smartcloud-enterprise

Getting started with Hadoop on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

It couldn’t be easier to set up your Hadoop cluster on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. It’s also fast! For example, a three-node Hadoop cluster can be up and running in less than 30 minutes.

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Cloud lessons learned from Southern California power outage

Lessons learned from the major power outage in Southern California in September 2011.

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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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Invitation: Oct. 19 IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group Virtual Meeting

Join the next IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API user group virtual meeting on October 19 at 9 a.m. US Eastern Time.

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What are the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise APIs?

The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform provides APIs, which can help you to integrate the platform with external systems.

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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API user group monthly virtual meeting

Goal: The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group is a technical community composed of individuals interested in the application programming interfaces (APIs) of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering. The group includes customers, business partners, independent software vendors, and IBM employees that share a common interest in understanding the APIs of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering […]

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Executive Corner: Interview with Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services (Part 2 of 2)

Below is part 2 of my interview with Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services. Catch up on part 1 here. Vasfi Gucer: Do you have any suggestions for how a company should get started with cloud computing? Ric Telford: Yes let’s take that in the same vein, by company size. Small and medium business […]

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Electrical power outage impact on cloud solutions

Locally here in Southern California there have been several power outages that have impacted the region. The most recent was last Thursday which impacted Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico. In a lot of ways I felt our business solutions residing Southern California dodged a bullet since our site was not impacted, but it definitely […]

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Data storage for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

When a virtual machine (or instance) is run in the cloud, it can have two distinct types of storage available: Ephemeral storage is directly associated with each particular instance; it is created when the in-stance is first started, and goes away when the instance is deleted. It can be thought of as similar to the […]

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Demo: IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

I recently had the opportunity to try out the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise (formerly known as Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM Cloud), which is IBM’s public cloud offering. I was so impressed at the ease and speed of setting up a new virtual machine (VM) instance that I thought I’d share my experience. […]

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