Virtualization

Cloud storage: Even a five year old can use it

By Fabio Furlani and Shivaramakrishnan Gopalakrishna Recently, my friend Fabio and I were talking about our children. We both have boys: mine is five years old, while Fabio’s son is 21. Both watch a lot of videos and download a lot of pictures and music from the internet. As technologically savvy fathers, we try to […]

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Docker offers big opportunity for software-defined networking

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.

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5 technologies every cloud-ready systems administrator should know

In the last week of June 2014, I had the chance to share a project with worldwide information technology (IT) experts—all of them with a wide breadth of experience in the IT industry. We discussed several topics during those days—of course each expert has a very particular and personal point of view about the market […]

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Do we still need system administrators in the cloud?

In almost 20 years in IT, I don’t recall ever seeing a time when virtually all major IT vendors have aligned. But cloud computing seems to be different, as every major IT vendor is promoting cloud computing, and the future looks certain to be in the cloud.  As more and more infrastructure, applications and services […]

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Four traps to avoid when migrating mature applications to the cloud

Some organizations still run some very old applications. In fact, I’ve come across some applications recently whose origins date back to the mid-1990s! Applications of this age can introduce some unique challenges that may not be obvious at first glance. But as with people, they still have value even when they get to an advanced […]

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Five reasons to migrate your physical environment to cloud computing

Moving to a cloud environment can have numerous benefits, including standardization, self service, virtualization and automation.

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Faster cloud computing

By reducing the overhead associated with managing virtual machines, IBM researchers make cloud entry more practical for businesses with data intensive workload

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Why you need application testing in the cloud

How can IBM Testing as a Service help your enterprise economically speed up your application testing?

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Do we still need system administrators in the cloud?

As more and more infrastructure, applications and services are moved to the cloud, the role of the system administrator is questioned.

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PowerVM as a hypervisor in OpenStack for development and test

In this post, I'll introduce some basic but important concepts about PowerVM, which acts as a hypervisor.

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How to explain virtualization to your parents (or anyone)

The word for today is virtualization. I dug around for some different meanings of the word as it is sometimes not a simple concept.

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Pattern-powered cloudlets (Part 1)

Edgar describes what a cloudlet is and some use cases.

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