According to Gartner, one role of an IT department is to be a cloud services broker (CSB) for sourcing external services. However, I personally believe that a full-fledged CSB also requires dynamicity in decision making, experience managing IT for others, technology to aggregate IT capabilities from the market and various other considerations that go beyond […]
As this is my first time blogging on Thoughts on Cloud, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Sahdev Zala and I am an advisory software engineer at IBM working on OpenStack for the past two years. I started my journey in OpenStack with a focus on Keystone LDAP backend […]
Here at IBM, we’re very excited to celebrate OpenStack’s fourth birthday. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the significant accomplishments to date as well as look forward to exciting technology advancements ahead. And of course it’s not a birthday celebration without a present for OpenStack, so make sure you stay for the end of […]
This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring open cloud-inspired approaches such as OpenStack, DevOps and open standards. I want to look at how these approaches can enable IT to adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. This debate is shaped by the […]
This month we reach another outstanding milestone for open cloud standards as we celebrate the latest release of OpenStack: Icehouse. The OpenStack ecosystem continues to experience explosive growth. In the previous release of OpenStack we had approximately 850 contributors. In Icehouse, the number of contributors more than doubled to over 2,100. Likewise, IBM maintains committed to […]
As governments continue to embrace public, private and hybrid clouds, the options continue to evolve.
This #cloudchat took place on Jan. 10, 2013, and focused on standards, open source initiatives, and particularly OpenStack.