Virtualization

I have a virtualized infrastructure. Do I have cloud?

It seems that the cloud concept sometimes is still being misunderstood because those products are responsible for virtualization, not provisioning.

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We secure the cloud: IBM Virtual Server Protection

IBM Virtual Server Protection (VSP) focuses on those new threats in the virtual world and leverages those new technologies to protect it.

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Current IT trends based on Central and Eastern Europe market

Piotr discusses the major IT trends prevalent now in the Central and Eastern Europe market.

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IBM PureFlex for private cloud solutions

An overview of how IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and Service Delivery Manager work with IBM PureFlex.

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IBM SmartCloud Entry: Deploy two working environments in minutes

IBM SmartCloud Entry allows you to deploy two working environments (IBM i 7.1 and AIX 7) in just a few minutes.

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Storage virtualization more important than ever: Perspective from Central/Eastern Europe

The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) market does not differ in terms of use and dissemination of virtualization.

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Secure check-in to the cloud

At the airport, I noticed the similarity between how airport security works and how we secure the cloud.

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Three key factors to provide security in virtualization

A security solution in the cloud should at least contain three key features to make itself attractive to customers.

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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 workloads.

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Desktop as a Service: Go virtual or not?

Cloud terminology is already complex enough with its IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, BPaaS; so now we have one more term contributing to the overall confusion with cloud-related services. It is desktop as a service (DaaS). You might say “Well, it is just another buzz word to help marketing guys in selling virtualization” and probably you are right.

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The cloud ecosystem for beginners: A data center view

I would like to share my thoughts about the cloud ecosystem in general, and provide an internal view of a “cloud data center.” As an introduction, I’d like to write a few lines about the motivation of providing and consuming cloud services.

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Tivoli Service Automation Manager 7.2.2 makes life easier for cloud service providers

As mentioned by Marcela Adan in her blog post “Integrated service management for cloud: The heart of the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform,” Tivoli Service Automation Manager (as part of IBM Service Delivery Manager) is the heart of the “manage” pillar of IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform. According to my personal experience, it is also the core of several IBM private and public cloud implementations all over the world.

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