Dinosaurs are not usually something you equate with cloud computing, but bear with me while using this analogy. Around 20 years ago I had my summer internship in the internal IT department at IBM in Norway, and I can still remember a poster that hung on the one of the office doors. It said “The […]
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 […]
Cloud is everywhere, and it is penetrating our lives and the industry more and more, even if it is not physically visible to us. This fact may contribute to one of the major concerns about cloud: IT security and privacy. News about breaches into server systems, leaks in social media networks, industrial espionage in well-established […]
Rene takes a closer look at the application development platform, approaches to development and programming languages.
A well-defined and standardized process is the key success factor for patching management.
Car manufacturers make cars. Simple enough, right? Not quite.
My six-year-old son asked me once, “Where does Santa live?” My answer was, “Somewhere behind the clouds.” A few months later, he overheard one of my cloud computing calls and immediately reacted by asking what I was saying about the cloud. “This is Santa’s place,” he said. “How is it related to your office work?” Needless to say, I had no answer.
This is the story of my team's journey to the cloud by leveraging IBM products to deploy, monitor and manage the infrastructure. Our team provides internal services to test, develop and support engineers within IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (C&SI; formerly Tivoli software), a division within IBM Software Group. I'm happy to report that this move resulted in significant capital and expense savings while improving user efficiency.
On November 19, 2013, IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ (SCE+) version 1.3 was released. While every new SCE+ release has brought some interesting improvements, I'm particularly excited about 1.3. Tons of new features and improvements were implemented, making it worth having a closer look at the highlights of this version.
Lately, many independent software vendors (ISVs) have started moving to a software as a service (SaaS) model, supported by an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model on cloud. However, even on cloud, in most cases they still have to worry about the IT infrastructure to support their software business.