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Innovations and momentum from IBM and VMware accelerate enterprise cloud adoption

In my previous post, I discussed the evolving enterprise cloud landscape and how the conversation in IT departments has shifted from “why cloud” to “which cloud.” There’s no question that businesses want secure and simple access to cloud-native services such as AI, data and analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and a serverless infrastructure. And they […]

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Calculating the TCO of moving SAP workloads to cloud

As I was leaving our local movie theater on a recent day out with my family, my daughter noticed that I looked annoyed. She asked what was wrong. I decided not to say what I was really thinking: that’s two hours and $30 we’d never get back. This made me think about all the other […]

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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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4 steps to set up a high-performance computing cloud instance

In recent years, an abundance of data has presented new challenges to companies. Increasingly, they’ve been turning to high-performance computing (HPC) to tackle these challenges. HPC is the process of aggregating computing power to accelerate system performance to solve large computation problems in science, engineering or business. The infrastructure for high-performance computing can be costly, […]

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Cloud Foundry takes on interoperability and workload portability

It’s been just over a year since the Cloud Foundry Foundation officially launched but you would never know it based on the significant progress made in the past year. In this very short amount of time, the foundation has made great strides. As part of the team at IBM that helped launch this new foundation, […]

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Five steps to a cloud readiness assessment

Recently, I met the director of IT infrastructure for a manufacturing company who told me he wanted to move to the cloud. “What’s next?” he asked. This is a loaded question, and it can be addressed many ways based on the company’s previous knowledge and experience with cloud. For some, moving to cloud is a […]

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Open, hybrid cloud is about to rain down. Are you ready?

We’re nearing a critical inflection point. The convergence of technologies like cloud, analytics, mobile, and social business is a phenomena that will literally transform industries. Customers and vendors that fail to leverage this unique opportunity to drive business model innovation will be left behind. Most of the clients I talk to get it. However, they’re […]

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Is it time to move your analytics to the cloud?

By Andrew Popp, IBM Software Group, Business Analytics , BUE, SaaS Market Development Nothing stays the same for long today—particularly in technology. If even six years ago I had predicted that you’d have a device in your hand that could look up basically any fact in the world instantly, host­­­ video conversations and help boost […]

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Cloud brokerage: Requirements to support service contestability

During a recent client engagement, a banking client put forth a requirement that, as they reorganize their IT environment by setting up a hybrid cloud, the new model should allow for contestability of public cloud services. They desired the ability to switch to those services which are superior (or “best of breed”) from a functional […]

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Big data and cloud go together like strawberries and chocolate

For me, strawberries and chocolate are foods that are good by themselves or together (my apologies to those who have food allergies and can’t enjoy them!). They complement each other in a wonderful way, and I think the same is true of big data and cloud. It is undeniable that there has been a large […]

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IBM Power Systems: Oscar-worthy in the cloud engine category

If you already have IBM Power servers in your data centers and you’re running your workloads on this platform, you are probably well aware of its Oscar-winning performance.

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Bob Barker explains sizing for the cloud

By "Bob Barker," we mean the dog, of course!

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