Skytap 2022 Cloud and IBM Power Industry Predictions

Public cloud computing continues to have great momentum as we head into the new year. Panorama Data Insights estimates the global cloud computing market size was US $371.35 billion in 2020 and predicts an average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% from 2021 to 2030. Further, Gartner predicts that spending on public cloud services will

The Road to SAP® HANA

Lush green tropical forests, sky blue ocean waters, cascading waterfalls, your ultimate destination awaits… For someone visiting Maui, driving the “The Road to Hana” is a thrilling experience of nature and beauty that should not be missed. The journey and destination are the rewards. For users of SAP, ECC, NetWeaver, and R/3, their HANA is
AIX Migration

Five Enterprises Running AIX in the Cloud

With support steadily growing for multi-cloud, the strategy of using the right cloud for the right workload, enterprises are increasingly turning their focus to specialized cloud providers that can support their unique needs. Simon Sharwood at The Register pointed out this week that these providers can be “more interesting than the mainstream,” and “history tells us none
AIX Environments

Why AIX Is Moving to the Cloud

One reason that traditional applications have largely remained on-premises, while greenfield applications continue to be migrated to, and born in the cloud, is the technology they’ve run on for decades is tried and true. These applications continue to provide core business functionality that cannot be disrupted, and other public cloud providers have ignored this fact.

Incorporating IBM AIX into Your Cloud Roadmap

No matter the scope of your cloud migration initiative, setting a roadmap for your journey is mandatory. According to IBM, A well-thought out roadmap doesn’t stop at covering the technical requirements for such a journey, it “ensures that each cloud decision the company makes to solve today’s needs will continue to pay off in the future.”

Guest Blog: Did WannaCrypt Wreck My Demo Infrastructure?

Security in the cloud will likely always be a hot topic of conversation, especially when there are global events like the recent WannaCrypt ransomware attack. IBM principal architect Erik Anderson recently addressed his responsibility for delivering “a reliable platform available for hundreds of other IBMers” in the midst of attacks like these, and the role

Compelling Reasons for IT to Improve Efficiency through DevOps

If IT is measured by operational efficiency, and changing business demands are too much for existing infrastructure and systems to support, how does IT go from maintaining those systems to modernizing them with digital transformations? For many, a DevOps culture and practices—combined with cloud technologies—is the key to getting there, but a lack of one clear path to

Launching your IBM Cloud Journey

IBM InterConnect took over Las Vegas last month. I spent the week meeting with enterprises who time and again said, “we are going to the cloud, we just don’t know exactly how to get there.” This was a significant shift from last year’s event when these same organizations were still reticent to move core business
AIX On-demand Instances

Skytap Details Key to Enterprise Cloud Adoption at IBM InterConnect

Skytap had a huge presence around IBM InterConnect this year. From our booth in the expo, to the party we threw with IBM at The House of Blues, it was great to talk with so many attendees about changing business needs, expectations, and the major challenges in software delivery today. One challenge that we heard

Can’t Miss List for IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM InterConnect is right around the corner, and for those of you lucky enough to attend, how do you decide which of the week’s 2,000+(!) sessions and activities to take part in? We’ve scoured the entire agenda and picked out some of the events that we’re most excited about in hopes of helping you build out

Introducing the only Cloud for AIX

In our three-part series on AIX’s role in the tech world today, we’ve covered how AIX is still a pillar in the enterprise, and where organizations often struggle with providing complete test coverage across AIX dependencies. Today we conclude our series with the announcement of the first and only cloud solution that enables IT to

The Benefits—and Challenges—of AIX Dependencies

This is Part Two of a three-part series; click here for Part Three or click here to go back and read Part One to get you up to speed. In our previous installment in this series, “IBM AIX Is Still a Pillar in the Enterprise,” we wrote about how even though cloud-native applications tend to grab a majority of

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