Vijftig tinten Cloud [NL]

Security en compliance zijn vooralsnog de belangrijkste parameters bij de sourcing en platformkeuze in relatie tot de hybride cloud. Gedurende de onlangs gehouden rondetafelbijeenkomst in de Villa te Vught werd dieper ingezoomd op de aard van alle verschillende clouds en de implicaties op het gebied van security en compliance.

De 5 belangrijkste succesfactoren van cloud [NL]

Featured on IBM blog A Smarter Planet on November 27, 2013. Featured on iBestuur on December 10, 2013. Discussies over cloud computing richten zich veelal op het onderscheid tussen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) en Software-as-a-Service (saaS). We noemen dat ook el de 3 cloud service modellen. Hiermee definieer je…

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Unleashed VI

This edition focuses on IBM’s open cloud strategy and dives a bit deeper into the IBM SmartCloud Application Services services for DevOps and pattern based deployments.

7 more IBM white papers on Cloud not to be missed

This year will be the year of hybrid – both hybrid IT and hybrid cloud – as well as the year that platform as a service (PaaS) starts to mature and bare fruits. As usual, at IBM we have a lot of valuable insight to share. This blog post adds seven more white papers to…

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Unleashed V

This edition focuses on what’s new in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise release 2.2 and IBM SmartCloud Application Services 1.0. You will find the link to an e-book “Cloud Services for Dummies” which is available at no charge and also discover how to do encryption in your images and find out what the differences are between IBM…

8 IBM White Papers on Cloud not to be missed.

The new year is approaching so it’s “create your list” time so it seems. In my blog post Big Data “as a Service”, featured on The Atlantic, I stated that “Insight + Hindsight = Foresight”, so I’ll take a different approach to making my own list here.

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Unleased IV

This edition discusses the improved Red Hat Linux update service and elaborates some of the cloud ecosystem partner images. I also list new innovation center events, discuss the book “Developing and Hosting Applications on the Cloud” written by some of the SmartCloud Enterprise developers and experts and detail the SmartCloud Enterprise Developers Group. Lastly, I…

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Unleased III – The Security Issue

Featured on Thoughts On Cloud on January 9, 2013. There is a lot to do about security in relation to cloud computing, especially for public cloud environments. This blog post will go into detail on how security is arranged within and around IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. This is the third part of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise…

Democratization of IT (macro trend 3 of 3)

Back in September 2009, the Burton Group (acquired by Gartner in January 2010) posted three predictions for the year to come. Three macro trends were determined and detailed: externalization of IT, consumerization of IT, and democratization of IT. This blog post discusses democratization of IT; the two previous postings covered externalization of IT and consumerization…

Design patterns for the Cloud

Featured on Thoughts on Cloud on November 26, 2012. Wouldn’t it be great to harness the power of patterns in combination with cloud computing? I’ve blogged about service oriented modeling (SOM) before, because I truly believe in the power and business benefit of orchestrating commoditized IT services. Let’s see how the concept of patterns is…

Enterprise versus Enterprise+

Featured on Thoughts on Cloud on January 7, 2013. Cloud computing changes the way we think about technology. Cloud is a computing model providing web-based software, middleware and computing resources on demand. By deploying technology as a service, you give users access only to the resources they need for a particular task. This prevents you…