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Reconfiguring the Cloud Part 3

My last post on this topic detailed the various issues that resulted from the original cloud configuration. For many reasons, that configuration left us with a system that had unused capacity and limits on the number of tenants and the resources we could provide to… Continue reading

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How I met your cloud: A simple, reusable cloud diagram

“Do you think we could get our entire cloud point of view into one slide?” It was a question posed by an IBM executive a few weeks ago during an informal conversation. Perhaps it was only an idle question. Perhaps my recent weekend of binge… Continue reading

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Video chat: Top Predictions for Hybrid Cloud in 2015

At the beginning of 2014, stories rolled out touting hybrid cloud “as the Next Big Thing.” Is 2015 the year we drop the “Next,” and hybrid cloud becomes “The Big Thing”? On Nov. 20, we gathered cloud experts for a video chat, “Top Predictions for… Continue reading

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Reconfiguring the Cloud Part 2

The first post in this series described my experience managing a PureApplication System with a multi-tenant cloud configuration. I explained the logic (or lack thereof) that instructed the design of the cloud, and that it was possible that design might prove to be inadequate. In… Continue reading

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Reconfiguring the Cloud

An important consideration when setting up an IBM PureApplication System is the configuration of the cloud components: the cloud groups, IP groups and compute nodes. The intended use of the system will be the primary guide for designing the cloud, plus considerations of HA and… Continue reading

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