Posts Tagged ‘ IBM ’

The Impact of the IaaS Price Wars

April 17, 2014
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Public cloud IaaS providers are competing heavily on price. Watching Google, AWS, and Microsoft play the falling prices game is like watching a ping-pong match. It is just a matter of time before IBM’s SoftLayer matches the prices as well. Adrian Cockcroft wrote a great piece called The Real Story Behind the Cloud Price War,…

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What Next for x86 Hardware Industry: The Death of the Blade Format?

April 3, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

The rise of server-based flash caching and other technologies like local performant storage pools, whether virtual storage appliances like the HP StoreVirtual VSA or VMware’s VSAN, marks a possible return to the days of the pizza box server in data centers across the world.

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IBM as a Service

March 14, 2014
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CloudComputing

In what may have seemed like an eternity, at least in the way time is measured in technology and the cloud space, IBM has been putting the finishing touches on its different acquisitions and the development of the Big Blue Cloud Stack. Although IBM seems to be fashionably late to the cloud party, I believe…

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Microsoft Continues to Take Great Strides Forward

February 27, 2014
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CloudComputing

Microsoft continues to take great strides forward with its cloud strategy, to the point where success has it charging forth at almost record pace. One thing I have learned, in my years working in IT, is that when Microsoft sets its mind on doing something, it is a pretty safe bet that it will succeed…

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IBM SoftLayer Pretends to Be OpenStack by Bridging the API

February 20, 2014
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After acquisition by IBM, SoftLayer has announced Jumpgate as an API bridge to OpenStack. This stops short of a full migration to OpenStack, and it is unclear whether IBM will ever go there.

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What Will the Fallout Be as IBM Leaves the x86 Market?

February 3, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

With the sale of its x86 server division for $2.3B, IBM exits the marketplace it started in the early 1980s. Some have argued that this is a good move for IBM and tolls the death knell for the x86 server marketplace. “Well, if IBM is closing shop, surely the end is nigh. What with all…

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The War on PaaS

January 17, 2014
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The War on PaaS

For over a year now, a large number of industry experts have been asking questions like “is PaaS becoming just a feature of IaaS?,” “is PaaS dying?,” “do you really need a PaaS?,” and “is PaaS dead?” This has raised great deal of passionate debate in Twitter-land and other social media outlets, although supporters of…

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Are Market Dynamics Going to Kill IBM?

October 23, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

While IBM is still a huge (and profitable) technology company it is on the wrong side of nearly every important market dynamic in the technology industry. We have a long way to go before IBM is a buggy whip, but things are definitely headed in that direction.

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Public Cloud Use Cases

June 4, 2013
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CloudComputing

There are different public cloud use cases. Here at The Virtualization Practice we moved our datacenter from the north to the south part of the country and utilized the cloud to host the workloads during the transition. Edward Haletky, yesterday posted about Evaluating the Cloud: Keeping your Cloud Presence and presented the question and his…

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