WebSphere Loves Windows…Who Knew?

For years I’ve heard people say that Microsoft technology is great for mid range solutions.  I can’t tell you how many CIOs have told me things like “we use WinTel for department level applications but the big iron apps run on Unix.”  There’s a general belief in the industry that the further you get into…

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Two flavors of cloud computing – Public and Private

Six years ago we announced a multi-year, multi-product vision for the Enterprise which we called Dynamic IT.  The principles were simple – virtualization, model driven, services oriented and user centric.  Shortly thereafter, we began to conceptualize a services-based offering in the cloud which culminated in our Azure Services Platform announcement last October.  These two initiatives…

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Walking the Walk – the Cloud and Standards

Earlier today, the DMTF announced the creation of the “Open Standards Cloud Incubator” group which will specifically focus on developing a set of informational specifications for cloud resource management.  This is one of what will probably be a number of important efforts to drive additional value and choice for customers.  This particular effort may catch…

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The "Benefits" of Singularity… Thoughts on the Events of the Week

Even before the events of  early this week, we were fielding questions about a homogenous hardware / software approach.  Apple being the obvious example – clearly there is a segment that is willing to pay significantly more for a closed hardware / software experience.  The argument is an interesting one and is something that is…

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