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IBM Thursday said that it’s opening two new cloud data centers in Japan, one to deliver its SmartCloud services – that’s its public cloud – and the other dedicated to delivering LotusLive, its cloud collaboration widgetry. The new facilities mean it’s added to the sites in Singapore,...
The value of cloud computing is the availability of technological infrastructure support that is always available, comprehensively useful, highly scalable and attractively priced. By this modern definition of cloud computing, System z has been an internalized cloud for decades and has ...
I’ve been programming since around 1982, first using an Apple in high school and then finally getting my first computer, the Timex Sinclair 1000 (2k of ROM and 2k of RAM), that same year. Both computers came with a form of the BASIC programming language and it was the start of my lifel...
I find that it is interesting and sometimes even helpful to sit down and reflect on past experiences. That's true for life and it's true for work. In my last post, I reflected on some of the common challenges I have seen in the rollout of enterprise cloud projects. In this post, I want...
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano is going to designate his heir apparent in 12-18 months by naming a president or operating chief, according to the Wall Street Journal. Handicappers say the mantle is likely to fall on the shoulders of Virginia Rometty, 53, who led the integration of PriceWaterh...
Most articles about Garbage Collection ignore the fact that the Sun Hotspot JVM is not the only game in town. In fact whenever you have to work with either IBM WebSphere or Oracle WebLogic you will run on a different runtime. While the concept of Garbage Collection is the same, the imp...
Just in time for the upcoming Webinar with The BonTon Stores, where we talk about the challenges in operating complex WebSphere environments, we had another set of prospects running their applications on WebSphere. Francis Cordon, a colleague of mine, shares some of the screenshots res...
One of the fundamental tenants of IBM Workload Deployer is a choice of cloud deployment models. Starting in v3.0, users will be able to deploy to the cloud using virtual appliances (OVA files), virtual system patterns, or virtual application patterns. The ability to provision plain vir...
This article attempts to serve as checklist and is designed for clients and professional community that use or are considering to use WebSphere eXtreme Scale as a elastic, scalable in memory data cache, and who are interested in implementing a highly available and scalable e-business ...
Stepping on Dell’s cloud announcement Thursday, IBM said it’s going into the public cloud business sure that it can trump Amazon because it owns the Pied Piper’s flute that enchants business. IBM needs to step on the gas if it’s going to produce $7 billion-a-year in cloud revenue...
Quite honestly, I am a little fascinated at the preponderance of focus the industry sometimes puts on the cloud attribute of elasticity. Sure, it is important, and in fact, a necessary attribute to truly consider something a cloud. It also makes for cool reading in case studies where c...
This white paper from Fiorano presents a performance analysis of publish/subscribe and PTP messaging throughput of the following JMS Servers: FioranoMQ® 9.1.1, SonicMQ 7.6, Tibco EMS 4.4.0, ActiveMQ 5.3.0, Jboss Messaging 1.4.4, Sun JAVA MQ 4.3, IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0 All comparisons a...
Fiorano SOA Platform is the first visual SOA platform for real-time business built on a dataflow architecture, reducing the time-to-delivery of distributed applications by over 80%. Users visually assemble instantly running solutions by drawing application and service nodes on a canvas...
Putting a cloud integration and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) strategy in play prepares enterprises for the next generation of flexible, distributed and scalable cloud-enabled business applications while facilitating greater operational efficiency, generating more revenue, and helping b...
Traditionally, CIOs have been limited to two alternatives while evaluating their next SOA solution: extend the traditional process-driven SOA architecture (low risk/return), or deploy the new generation of complex SOA platforms (higher risk/return). This free guide from Fiorano expla...
IBM said Monday that it was going to put $38 million into a new Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Center in Singapore, adding to its centers in Germany, Canada and the United States and its 13 global cloud labs, seven of which are in Asia-Pac in China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, V...
Admittedly, when I was heads-down in code earlier in my career, I did not pay much attention to reference architectures. We had our own internal architectures that served as ‘the way and the truth’, and reference architectures for our product or solution domain were simply out of scope...
Applications and data are moving to the cloud, and avoiding vendor lock-in has become a major concern. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Doug Tidwell, Senior Software Engineer at IBM, will focus on Apache libcloud and the Simple Cloud API, open source projects that ...
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano told the company’s annual investors’ meeting Tuesday that Blue is into “thousands” of cloud engagements and that the last “technical shift in the enterprise” represents a “$7 billion opportunity for us.” IBM also expects to be getting 30% of its revenue from eme...
True, the computer system Watson, created by IBM, beat all human competition in the US reality quiz show "Jeopardy!" But does it make Watson intelligent – is it an important step towards Singularity? Is it a significant step in the field of AI? Or, is the win meaningless and does not i...
We all remember the Internet bubble back in 1999-2000 era. Start-ups were getting huge valuations. The joke then was – if you are 27 years old and not a millionaire, then you are a failure. All you needed was a sign-board saying “new internet company” and stand on Sand Hill Road. Sever...
IBM wants its mainframe users to install a patch that will let IBM peer into the Specialty Processors (SPs) they have on their machines so it can see what they’re using the widgets for. And the only reason that Big Blue would want to do that is if it thinks it may lose the antitrust ...
IBM on Monday unveiled an advanced computing facility in Canada, the IBM Compute Cloud Centre, the company’s first cloud delivery center in Canada to address the growing demand from enterprises to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and access new technologies such as analytics and mob...
"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results we...
IBM and Range Technology are collaborating to build a Cloud Computing Data Center to support the development of Hebei Province as a high-end information technology and services-based economy. The center is expected to be completed in 2016. The collaboration is supposed to help compan...
IBM has become the very first company to be granted 5,000 US patents in a single year – 5,896 to be precise, more than Microsoft, HP, Oracle, EMC and Google combined. It took IBM 50 years to get its first 5,000 patents and that milestone was hit 40 years ago back in 1961. For the las...
The XC10 and XI50 Integration is compelling. The idea behind the XI50-XC10 integration is to enable faster look-up of cached data and reduced processing at back-end tiers, with use of XC10 as a general purpose caching appliance. The XI50-XC10 integration has opened up many possibilitie...
There's been a flurry of discussion this week among Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the WS protocol? Web...
Customers who want to consolidate WebSphere workloads onto a leading Intel hypervisor environment can get a performance boost by using WebSphere Virtual Enterprise (WVE).
This high-level overview of the IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance discusses current issues being faced in the information technology industry and how WebSphere CloudBurst addresses many of them.
Experience WebSphere Virtual Enterprise’s enabling of smooth, interruption-free application changes by rolling out a new edition of a Web service application that is running in the cluster.
This white paper also describes IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise, a product designed to virtualize enterprise applications and services across the IT infrastructure.
This white paper from IBM is a follow-on to the Users Guide to WebSphere eXtreme Scale, updating the architectural content for WebSphere eXtreme Scale V7.
The EU-funded VISION Cloud initiative, led by IBM, has been launched and is focused on creating a metadata format that will enable users' data to be interoperable among Cloud service providers. This is potentially a huge development for all business, but especially small businesses, wh...
This IBM Redbooks publication, User's Guide to WebSphere eXtreme Scale, introduces WebSphere eXtreme Scale and shows how to set up and use an eXtreme Scale environment.
Learn how elastic caching solutions in your distributed environment can empower the application performance you need to obtain business agility and thrive against the competition while managing costs.
IBM launched a new private multi-tenant Federal Community Cloud (FCC). It plans to add Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service offerings to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service widgetry soon. IBM also announced a Municipal Shared Services Cloud for state and local governments. I...
After Bloomberg reported that IBM was planning to buy network security appliance maker Fortinet, the company has fired back with a denial of the claim and a demand for a retraction. Bloomberg had quoted two unnamed sources who said a deal was in the works. Fortinet only IPO'd a year ...
A while back, I wrote about the importance and benefits of patterns-based middleware solutions for the cloud. You can check it out here if interested, but the gist is that by representing middleware application environments as patterns, we target traditional inefficiencies when dealing...
A filing in the Neon v IBM mainframe antitrust case managed to get past the IBM censors, who have been sealing court documents willy-nilly in the name of confidentiality agreements. Imagine not being allowed to know the grounds for Neon's motion for a partial summary judgment - and ...