TOSCA

Migrating from one application or management stack to another

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 […]

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Deploying TOSCA portable workloads in OpenStack

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 […]

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OpenStack celebrates fourth birthday

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 […]

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Four IT innovations to deliver social and mobile

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 […]

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A guide to the OpenStack Icehouse release

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 […]

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Open cloud: Great for innovation, bad for sleep

For development ecosystems, IT vendors (like IBM) can be open cloud and escape from vendor lock-in.

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Open clouds can help government run better, faster and cheaper

As governments continue to embrace public, private and hybrid clouds, the options continue to evolve.

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What is OpenStack?

IBM is working on OpenStack - but what does that mean for the future of cloud?

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For cloud computing, open means agile

Together with the OpenStack Foundation, Open Services Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) and OASIS, we are helping to lead open cloud standards and open source initiatives.

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January #cloudchat recap: Interoperability and open source

This #cloudchat took place on Jan. 10, 2013, and focused on standards, open source initiatives, and particularly OpenStack.

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Cloud computing: where is the standard?

There is now a need for a universal standard for cloud computing for service providers to abide by.

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