virtual machines

Cloud computing patents a major part of another record-breaking year for IBM

For the 26th year in a row, IBM led US companies in patents in 2018, with engineers, researchers, scientists and designers racking up a record 9,100 patents. Of those, more than 2,000 were related to cloud computing, “including a patent on a specialized monitor for unikernel-based virtual machines that takes a lightweight approach to improving […]

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IBM and Skytap ensure smooth tool migration for Veritas

It’s hard to say who has more trepidation about an IT infrastructure change: those who are responsible for making it happen or users. Change, though often inevitable, is not usually without some anxiety. Two years ago, Veritas Technologies, a leader in multicloud data management, was spun off as an independent entity from Symantec. At that […]

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New PureApplication updates unleash virtual machines

Today, IBM is introducing IBM PureApplication 2.2.3. Customers can now deploy and manage VMware virtual machines (VMs) on Bluemix Local System. Updates also bring new disaster recovery capabilities and adds support for private VLANs. PureApplication Software with Bluemix Local System minimizes time-to-value for deploying and managing enterprise applications. You get enterprise-grade capabilities, like auto-scaling, license […]

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Cognitive computing is driving ROI on cloud

A driving force in cloud adoption is the cost savings one gets from eliminating physical servers, then migrating applications and data into the cloud. This reduces up-front capital expenditures (CAPEX) and enables budget planning that is based around operating expenditures (OPEX) and on-demand service provisioning. Undoubtedly this propels pricing competition among major cloud service providers. […]

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With IBM SoftLayer servers, you can think big

I hear many of my programming friends talk about how cloud is great for developers because they can quickly build a small environment to write code. My technical sales friends are elated when they can whip up a demo for a client education session. And I agree, these are both  good examples of the value […]

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Tips for using Active Directory integration with IBM Cloud Managed Services

In April 2014, Mike McGuire introduced the Active Directory (AD) integration capabilities of the IBM Cloud Managed Services offering. In this post, I’d like to provide some support for clients and deal teams as they search for the right choice of AD and Domain Name Service (DNS) integration in IBM Cloud Managed Services. As Mike […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Manage IT costs with IBM Cloud marketplace

Erik Anderson interviews Wes Chung, IBM's digital commerce program director, in the IBM Design Studio. They discuss how the IBM Cloud marketplace can be a valuable resource for IT professionals.

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Are containers the future of hybrid clouds?

I recently stumbled across the following video from James Bottomley, a Linux Kernel developer working for Parallels. It’s a very good explanation of container technology and how it will be integrated in OpenStack: What really caught my attention was the part about hybrid clouds. Looking a bit closer at containers in a hybrid cloud environment reveals […]

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Docker offers big opportunity for software-defined networking

By Rakesh Saha and Jay Kidambi Recently, technologies like Docker have popularized software containers as basic computational units for application deployment. In addition to easing the process of application development, testing, deployment and maintenance, these technologies also promise to be lighter-weight alternatives to full-fledged virtualization. In most environments, containers will coexist with other computational units […]

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Docker: Managing the excitement

If you’re playing around in the cloud space, it would be hard to escape the buzz around a relatively new piece of technology called Docker. For those who somehow don’t know about it, think of Docker as providing mini virtual machines (VMs). They allow you to take an existing machine (virtual or real) and group […]

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What can you do with IBM Platform Resource Scheduler on OpenStack?

Michael Fork guided you through building your OpenStack cloud at no charge using IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack, an easy to deploy and use cloud management software with a 90-day download trial. Through the magic of the Chef-based deployer, you now have a brand new OpenStack cloud waiting to be used. Excited to get started, […]

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Saving private cloud

Cloud is everywhere! You send documents and pictures to the cloud. You sync your device to the cloud. You don’t know where your information is, but you know it’s stored in the cloud. As a user of a public cloud, you don’t need to understand how it works—you just know it does. Now let’s talk […]

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