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IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials by Edwin Schouten

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Beware of fake clouds!

Before going into detail about the IBM® SmartCloud® portfolio, we will touch upon the main characteristics of cloud computing. Although you would think that by now, since the term cloud computing dates back from 2008, we would all know characteristics an IT solutions should have to be considered cloud computing.

Unfortunately this is not the case, but this is not unique to cloud computing alone. Think of service oriented architecture (SOA) for instance, which was never really understood by the public at large.

Thankfully, standards for cloud computing are emerging, which most of the larger IT providers are adopting. So, get educated! Not with IT provided – marketing infused – collateral, but by using knowledge of well-renowned ...

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