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Direct Link connection options for hybrid clouds

Companies are striving to implement more cost-effective IT environments using hybrid clouds that include both on-premises and off-premises resources. Direct Link on IBM SoftLayer, introduced in my previous blog post, helps IBM Cloud clients integrate their private, public and hybrid clouds with high performance, security-rich connections. Here’s how Direct Link connects your IT resources. Physical […]

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4 steps to set up a high-performance computing cloud instance

In recent years, an abundance of data has presented new challenges to companies. Increasingly, they’ve been turning to high-performance computing (HPC) to tackle these challenges. HPC is the process of aggregating computing power to accelerate system performance to solve large computation problems in science, engineering or business. The infrastructure for high-performance computing can be costly, […]

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Direct Link facilitates secure and scalable hybrid clouds

Many organizations use cloud computing services to reduce information technology (IT) costs and take advantage of new business opportunities. For enterprises that have traditionally built and operated (or leased) their own IT infrastructure, the proliferation of mobile and web applications, ever-increasing sources of data, and easy access to advanced cloud analytics have created an application […]

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A brief history of cloud computing

One of the first questions asked with the introduction of a new technology is: “When was it invented?” Other questions like “When was it first mentioned?” and “What are the prospects for its future?” are also common. When we think of cloud computing, we think of situations, products and ideas that started in the 21st […]

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Workday taps IBM Cloud for development and testing

Workday, which specializes in human resources and finance software, announced this week that it has signed a 7-year agreement with IBM to use the IBM Cloud platform for developing and testing new products. Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri said the platform will enable his company to scale development and testing faster. Previously, the firm used its […]

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Empowering high-performance computing in the cloud

The current era of computing is driven by data. In this data-fueled economy, businesses and organizations are increasingly applying high-performance computing (HPC) techniques to harness the power of advanced analytics and machine learning. HPC is the use of “parallel processing” techniques to solve complex computational problems through computer modelling, simulation and analysis. Traditionally, most users […]

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Moving to the cloud is strategic for education in India

Disruptive technologies have redefined how knowledge is created, disseminated and consumed. Gone are the days when learning was restricted within four walls of a classroom at fixed times. The education system has come a long way from classroom education to distance learning, eLearning and now personalized learning. The digital generation demands access to learning anytime, […]

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3 advantages of using SoftLayer for cloud deployment

There are a few obvious characteristics to consider when choosing a cloud provider. Reputation and capabilities are two that come to mind. However, there are some topics that usually aren’t given much thought in the initial selection process (even though they should). SoftLayer offers a few key advantages that can make a huge difference to […]

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The business of hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud is big business, and not just for providers. Though cloud infrastructure is traditionally thought of as a cost of doing business, recent trends show that enterprises consider IT departments and infrastructures to be revenue generators. Not only must they support business requirements, they must also be fast to respond quickly to market demands. […]

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SoftLayer, bare metal and ‘the cloud’

Power, speed and flexibility: Characteristics that are quintessentially “cloud.” Before virtualized public cloud computing became the IT game changer it is today, SoftLayer set out to build integration and automation into the established (yet boring) world of dedicated server hosting. Today, the industry recognizes this on-demand, fully integrated platform as “bare metal cloud.” For years, […]

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Emotion analytics solution delivered on IBM Cloud delivers long-term competitive edge

In Manhattan’s fast-paced, competitive marketplace, Fabler Studio provides video postproduction services to leading agencies and brands who strive to differentiate themselves with award-winning commercial content. When Fabler Studio managing director Nathan Byrne heard about facial imaging technology for capturing emotional responses to video content, he immediately considered its applications for his clients. “We’re a new […]

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SoftLayer delivers a competitive edge in the fast-paced film industry

Established in 1977, IBM Business Partner Chouinard & Myhre, Inc. (CMI) is an IT solutions provider that has earned industry accolades for strategy, architecture, cloud computing, virtualization and storage management expertise. They are now leading technology innovation through the Adaptable Data Center framework. According to Jeff Guenthner, Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at CMI, “We […]

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