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Run mobile workloads using IBM Worklight and Zend PHP on the cloud

In this proof of concept, the author uses IBM Worklight as the front-end platform and the Zend Server as the back-end platform.

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Extending a Windows image using Image Construction and Composition Tool 1.2

In this post I would like to introduce a new function added in the Image Construction and Composition Tool (ICCT) 1.2.

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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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Contact Center in the Cloud reduces total business expenditure

I was recently asked to investigate how we could reduce the cost of running a global telecoms business.

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Smart migration and application delivery assessment

In depth rationale for the IBM smart migration and application delivery assessment.

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Revisiting use of the Java API for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

With much credit to Dominique Vernier and his previous postings, I revisit the use of the Java API for IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and attempt to provide additional insights for people looking to get started.

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Metering in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

One of the messages behind cloud computing is pay-per-use: The adoption of a virtualized, standardized, self service and automated environment should include the possibility to be charged only for the used resources. IBM SmartCloud Provisioning offers the messages of low complexity, low administration and ease of use.

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Above the hypervisor: File system encryption on SmartCloud Enterprise

If your job description requires you to store sensitive information of any sort on your work laptop or desktop computer, chances are your company security policy requires you to keep your fixed or removable disk storage encrypted. And if you’re particularly worried about the privacy of the data on your personal computer, for example your bank records, you might even keep your personal computer encrypted. But have you thought about encrypting your instances in a public cloud?

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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).

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Introducing IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second part of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ blog entry with details about the service offering, features and functions, migration strategy to move workloads into the environment, and more interesting things that IBM is planning to add in the near future.

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