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Thoughts on Cloud is a collection of cloud computing conversations led by IBMers and sponsored by IBM. The goal of this site is to provide readers with a forum to discuss and debate various cloud computing topics. Our intention is to cultivate a dialogue, so we hope you’ll join the conversation and share some of the content you find here with your colleagues and friends. We don’t expect to answer all of the questions raised, but we look forward to thoughtful and lively discussions with the greater cloud computing community. All postings represent the opinions of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies, or opinions.


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Letzte Blogeinträge

  • The uncertainty factor of running jobs in a cloud

    Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2012

    There are many names for it.  There are many descriptions of it.

  • Forget the IT department — we need an SI department

    Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2012

    I attended a meeting in March where John Easton presented his vision for the IT Department of the future. John is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for IBM Systems and Technology Group in the UK and Ireland. See his published paper, The Future of the IT Department.

  • A future historian tells us the path to cloud computing

    Dienstag, 12. Juni 2012

    Back in the 2000s, the cloud was first conceived as a pay-by-the-hour idea, and was born in the habit of borrowing computer resources and paying according to consumption. The idea was to use the landlord’s resources, and find a way to resell, hourly, what was available beyond what was needed for business.

  • June #cloudchat: Cloud for SMBs

    Montag, 11. Juni 2012

    This month marks the #cloudchat one year anniversary! Thanks to all who have built up this community and made these discussions so insightful.

  • Metering in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

    Montag, 11. Juni 2012

    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.

  • SmartCloud Application Services in now in pilot phase

    Freitag, 8. Juni 2012


    The goal of IBM SmartCloud Application Services, or SCAS, is to provide end-to-end services for applications, everything from development to production. SCAS consists of five areas shown on the picture below:

  • Upgrading IBM Service Delivery Manager (ISDM) 7.2.1 to 7.2.2: An overview

    Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2012

    In this article, I would like to walk you through the IBM Service Delivery Manager (ISDM) upgrade process. Because new functionalities are being introduced with the release of IBM Service Delivery Manager 7.2.2, the ISDM cloud management system becomes an extremely useful and powerful stack to have in your environment. With an upgrade from the IBM Service Delivery Manager 7.2.1 version, you can take advantage of these newly added features .

  • Starting your education in big data

    Dienstag, 5. Juni 2012

    In several of my previous blog posts, I’ve talked about the cloud as an enabler of Big Data Technologies.

  • IBM and Citrix – SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

    Montag, 4. Juni 2012

    Citrix and IBM have been partners since the founding of Citrix by executives from the IBM PC Company in Boca Raton, FL in 1989.  We continue to work together closely today to help our mutual customers to work and play from anywhere and to that end we are proud to support IBM Systems and Technology Group with their launch today of IBM Smart Cloud Desktop Infrastructure.  As a former IBM employee and someone who has worked on the Citrix – IBM partnership for nine years it is very exciting to see us working more closely than ever to help our mutual customers.

  • Elastic resources for dynamic clouds

    Freitag, 1. Juni 2012

    In a dynamic cloud environment, standard concepts like IP addresses and storage volumes, assume a special meaning when it comes to reserving and using them regardless of the virtual machines owned by a cloud user.