A quick look around at tech news and trends reveals a mixed bag when it comes to SOA—often thought of as too complex, too demanding. As enterprises and government search for a pathway from legacy to cloud, however, the building block nature of service oriented architecture is making a comeback – even in the military.
IBM’s and Red Hat’s alliance stretches back more than a decade. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, officially launched this week, on IBM System X hardware is the latest collaboration both companies say delivers impressive performance, scalability and lower TCO compared to other virtualization solutions, namely VMware.
We’re barely into the new year and the IT industry is already chanting about the coming advancement in IT management and IT value brought about by previous advancements in service oriented architecture (SOA) and cloud computing. Adding enterprise social collaboration to the mix is the latest trend.
How do people buy clothes? They load up the car, head to a mall or department store, grab an arm full of clothes, and head to the dressing room. After trying on a rack of pants, blouses and jackets, the average consumer will head to the checkout counter and then home. But the procurement process doesn’t end there.
The news coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Irene is focusing on the immediate damage. Power outages up and down the eastern seaboard are keeping people in the dark. Roads and rail services are washed out. And flood waters cresting over residential and business centers. While the storm could have caused significantly more damage, the impact is being felt from North Carolina to New England.
The Impact 2011 conference is taking place in Las Vegas this week. IBM kicked things off with a number of announcements about BPM, cloud computing and mobile application development. You can check them out here. As Doug Henschen reports in Information Week, IBM is hard at work integrating its two BPM platforms, but more work is still to be done.
In my last blog post, I extolled the virtues of the virtual trade show. But there’s a time and a place for everything — even a brick and mortar event, especially if the educational content is worthwhile.
Taking a break from following Larry Ellison’s testimony in the intellectual property case against SAP to prep for three Webcasts next week: on Tuesday, November 16, I’ll host a Webcast focusing on cloud and virtualization. Don Boulia of IBM will explain just why virtualization and cloud implementations go hand-in-hand – and how to improve efficiency, lower costs and increase business agility by bringing virtualization to your cloud. Read more
What is that orchid purple pizza box doing in the data center? Turns out the overnight shift hasn’t left the debris from its dinner in a server rack. It’s actually the IBM WebSphere Cloudburst Appliance.
Here’s the idea: You’ve created a cloud computing environment for your business. Great, but what can you do with it? Can you quickly get an application up and running? Can you efficiently provision the virtual resources it needs? Many businesses are creating internal clouds, only to run into the obstacles of provisioning and managing the applications they want to run on them. In a corporate environment, it can take weeks to get an application up and running. And you know how it is with project delays. One delay causes other projects to be pushed back – and the wasted dollars multiply.