Cloud & Service Management blog
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  o'connor running texan ibm-cloud texas data ibmcloud cloudburst doug summer cloud-burst chris cloud-computing dynamic-infrastructure webcast cloud center service+management brown workloads don service-management dynamic dynamic-infrastruc thomas 3,078 Visits
It's been said that the only difference between a native Texan and an adopted Texan is who complains more about the crazy, long hot summers. For those of you who know neither, believe me when I tell you the natives complain a lot more. The adoptees relish it.
A lifelong Texan and passionate runner, my idea of good weather is not based on how hot and sunny it is outside. I prefer a temperature just shy of 50 degrees with plenty of cloud coverage, and even a little rain is welcome. As my skin sizzled under the 97 degree sky yesterday, I was thinking about IBM CloudBurst and wishing I could order up my own personal cloud . . . maybe someday IBM will invent that!
For now, I remain very impressed with the cloud that IBM does offer today. You will be too, if you attend the June 25 webcast, A Breakthrough in Service Delivery for Data Center Workloads hosted by Doug Brown, Chris O’Connor and Don Thomas.
In the mean time, here are some of the features and benefits you can expect when you introduce IBM CloudBurst in your enterprise with the dynamic infrastructure of IBM Service Management.
Faster time to value: Delivered on site as a prepackaged and self-contained service delivery platform for cloud computing... virtualization included!
Flexibility: Scalable platform allows you to deploy now and easily scale as business needs change. Ease of use: Self service portal for rapid access to cloud delivery
Simplified systems administration: Integrated systems management of both physical and virtual workloads - through a single interface to blade servers, storage and networking
Superior reliability: Keeps your virtualized infrastructure up and running - with multiple layers of redundancy built into the hardware platform resulting in no single point of failure.
Energy efficiency: Designed from the ground up to dramatically improve power utilization and reduce energy costs. Integrated power management to help you plan, predict, monitor and actively manage power consumption of your BladeCenter servers.
Visit IBM CloudBurst to learn more.
Noah Kuttler 110000SVNJ firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  webcast zenterprise service-management 1,385 Visits
As far as holiday gifts go, a brand new shiny zEnterprise wouldn't be too shaby,* and there is enough of a lull in the beginning of the new year for planning that a webcast like Tivoli for zEnterprise – Speeding problem isolation and resolution makes a lot of sense to check out.
If you're new to zEnterprise or even if you've had your system for a while, this is a great opportunity to listen to speaker Randy Scott discuss this topic (and there will be a live question-and-answer session as well as a future replay).
Here's a brief description of the webcast and we look forward to you attending:
Have you attended any of the Jams (interactive webcasts) that Tivoli broadcasts on Tuesdays at noon, ET? Never heard of them? Sign up for a weekly notice of upcoming Jams by subscribing to, well, our weekly notice, Upcoming Jams. Here's this week's write-up.
Because I manage the Jams calendar, I'm especially interested to know what you think about any given Jam or the program as a whole. So let's hear from you, loud and clear!
Here's a quick run-down of tomorrow's Jam. Sign up to attend if it's something that applies and appeals to you.
And permit me to plug the special December 2 Jam on green computing that you will not want to miss. We've booked a cast of heavy-hitter speakers you will definitely want to hear from and share your concerns with during the live Q&A. It's only eight days away, so book it now by clicking on the title here.
When planning the Jams, we place special emphasis on the live Q&A portion so that we can clarify information for you on the spot. Attendees key in questions anonymously and in realtime.
Hope Ruiz 110000NU71 HRUIZ@US.IBM.COM Tags:  cloud-computing cloud webcasts virtualization webcast tug tivoli-user-community tivoli service-management 2,080 Visits
Are you interested in learning more about Cloud Computing and Virtualization? Be sure to register and attend these two community webcasts happening this week on June 8th and 9th. These promise to be very informative events you don’t want to miss!
WEBCAST on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:00AM Eastern USA
Webcast title: Get your image sprawl monster under control – secrets to image management from an expert
Sign up for this webcast here
Description: Companies have embraced virtualization primarily to impro! ve utilization of hardware and save costs. However, virtualization especially on x86, has led to significant growth in management costs. Much of this increased cost stems from growth in images. We will discuss some of the key challenges around managing images and how IBM is taking a holistic approach to solving these pain points and restoring control.
Speaker: Ruth Willenborg, IBM Distinguished Engineer in IBM Software Group, Tivoli
WEBCAST on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11:00AM Eastern USA
Cloud - Extending your virtualization into the cloud
Sign up for this webcast here
Description: The benefits from cloud computing seem clear: cost reduction, better flexibility, scale to meet business demands, etc. However, getting to cloud involves a lot of decisions Learn how some of your colleagues are leveraging Tivoli solutions to automate virtualized environments and move to private clouds.
Speaker: Mohamed Abdula, IBM Director, Service Automation and Cloud Solutions Product Management and Bowman Hall, IBM Director, Cloud Computing Client Engagements, IBM Software Group
Webcasts are free to Members of the Tivoli User Community. Membership is free -
Once you become a member you can join a local or virtual user group, take advantage of our online education and certification resources as well as our networking and collaboration tools.
include; Pulse Conference Discounts codes; 40% Discount on Tivoli books
from IBM Press, Free certification testing at local user group meetings
and much more!
If there is one webcast about service management that you listen to this year...well, I guess the first question I'd ask is why you're limiting yourself to one...but if there was just one, this would be it.
The reason I'm so big on this webcast is that I know these guys. They're on my team.
I know their backgrounds. They know their stuff.
I know what they're going to talk about, and it's 45 minutes that's gonna really get you thinking about how you're implementing service management as we head into Pulse 2011.
I've also embedded the webcast registration below with detailed information as well as how to share it across your social networks. We look forward to seeing you there.
wendy whalen 0600014P1G WWHALEN@US.IBM.COM Tags:  webcast mcmanus ibm cloudburst cloud management seamus tivoli pulse cloud-computing service 1,868 Visits
In response to: Will the real Seamus McManus please stand up?FYI, the recent IBM Service Management Jam on Cloud Computing, "Cloud Computing: Innovation that drives IT and operations efficiencies" is the #1 most popular of the 41 Jams aired to date. Cloud Computing Jam link: http://bit.ly/9mt8N Jams page link: http://bit.ly/ultmC