Virtualization

6 common DevOps myths

There are a lot of DevOps myths floating around the IT world. That’s not surprising, given how much hype the term — a combination of “development” and “operations” —  has built up in the past few decades. DevOps is more than worthy of the hype. When done properly, the DevOps approach can deliver massive positive […]

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European insurer NOVIS chooses IBM Cloud for global expansion

NOVIS Insurance Company is a Slovakia-based insurer with a quickly growing footprint. With operations in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Finland, the company expanded to Italy in 2017, then Sweden and Iceland earlier this year. “With plans to expand its insurance service to other countries and offer it worldwide, NOVIS needed […]

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What is Kubernetes and why should you care?

If you have even a passing interest in containerization, you’ve probably heard a lot about Kubernetes. With the focus in cloud development shifting to containers, this technology has exploded in popularity. But what is Kubernetes and why does it matter to your business? The problem Businesses and their customers are pushing for flexibility, faster time […]

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Virtualization is changing how we need to do service assurance

Recently Jim Carey blogged about the ever-increasing pace of change that affects operations teams worldwide. This is particularly true of communication service providers (CSPs), who in this dynamic world face new challenges as they look to generate more revenue and improve operational efficiency. Disruptive over-the-top service providers are now threatening traditional CSP revenue streams and […]

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Busting 3 VMware security myths about migration to the cloud

When discussing IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions with partners and customers, I repeatedly encounter three common misconceptions about the security of their workloads in the IBM Bluemix dedicated private cloud infrastructure. I’d like to take a moment to clear up the myths surrounding VMware security in the cloud. Myth #1: “My workload could be compromised by […]

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Choose the right workloads for early success in the cloud

You’ve heard this before, especially if you’re a chief information officer: deploying workloads and applications in a cloud infrastructure can help reduce costs, free up resources to drive innovation and streamline critical processes. But if you need to demonstrate value sooner rather than later, cloud deployment might not always be the best choice for every […]

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Why VMware on IBM Cloud matters

Enterprises large and small have made significant investments in VMware-based technology, deriving substantial business value over a number of years. Today, there are some 40 to 50 million virtual servers running workloads in client data centers around the world. Along with VMware virtualization technology, enterprises are using critically important VMware-based management tools and have steadily […]

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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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4 key design considerations for a multi-tenant cloud

Cloud uses multi-tenancy to share IT resources, software and services in a cost efficient and secure way. Ever wondered what it takes to achieve multi-tenancy in a hybrid cloud? This intrigued me until I was involved in designing multi-tenant cloud solutions. Multi-tenancy is not new. We have been using it in various forms, one common […]

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Consider the full spectrum of cloud computing models

The cloud computing environment has come a long way in the past few years. Today’s cloud computing models provide choices that vary in control, flexibility and ease, ranging from bare metal with maximum control and responsiveness to event-driven apps with maximum ease in development and deployment. Until recently, virtual machines (VM) were the primary cloud […]

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Cloud computing – much more than virtualization

Cloud computing is evolving — what it is and how to best use it is open to interpretation. One area of potentially confusing interpretations is virtualization. Virtualization has been used for about ten years now to better utilize physical assets (hardware) and reduce capital IT expenditures. But virtualization in and of itself is not the […]

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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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