Cloud Management In A Hybrid Cloud World

Cloud platforms are increasingly a viable option for a growing set of enterprise workloads. Business-aligned developers are aggressively leveraging public cloud platforms to build and deploy new elastic applications and to extend legacy capabilities. They have come to expect speed, ...

Dual-Source Virtualization Clears Path to Open Hybrid Clouds

At enterprises everywhere, private clouds are catching on. And increasingly, businesses are finding that an open hybrid approach to building private clouds is the best way to maximize their benefits—cost-effective, flexible computing and storage capacity without single-vendor limitations. ...

Cloud Resource Management the Right Way

Enterprise IT infrastructures are being transformed into dynamic, virtual infrastructures to enable increased agility, lower costs, and higher service levels. However, while these new shared infrastructures combine virtualization, resource aggregation, logical allocation, dynamic ...

Cloud Infrastructure for the Real World

Enterprise applications are changing. Traditionally, they could take years to write and they could live for decades. They were monoliths that had to be protected against failure at all costs. The decades of research and development that went into technologies such as failover clustering ...

The Agility Gap in Today’s Private Cloud

If you’re like most organizations, your users and even your CEO are demanding “a cloud like Amazon” where they can instantly spin up servers through a self-service portal. And you may have given them something that looks like that. However, delivering a portal with scripted ...

Building Supplies Distributor Shifts Web Security to Cloud

Business Challenge

MacArthur Corporation is a distributor of roofing, siding, HVAC, and other building materials for residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the company maintains 36 distribution locations and two recently acquired ...

Get More out of Cloud with a Structured Workload Analysis

"Adopting cloud technology is a reasonably easy decision. Figuring out when and how to get the most value from cloud computing is the next—often more challenging—step. This white paper shows how a robust analysis of your workloads can help identify candidates for target cloud ...

Choosing a partner for enterprise cloud production workloads

Many IT professionals cite loss of control as a barrier to using third-party partners for enterprise cloud construction and management. Read the white paper to learn how IBM SmartCloud Services help knock down this barrier by offering the cost-savings and convenience of a third-party ...