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IBM Acquires Red Hat, Gains a Competitive Edge

On Sunday, IBM announced its acquisition of Red Hat. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source cloud software. The $34 billion deal is one of the largest acquisitions in the history of the U.S. tech industry. With this price tag comes a clear indication of the importance cloud services play in digital […]

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Red Hat Honors Perficient as Rising Star Partner of the Year

We are proud to announce that Red Hat has chosen Perficient, a Red Hat Premier Partner, as the winner of its Rising Star Partner of the Year Award. The announcement was made yesterday at the Red Hat North America Partner Conference, taking place October 9-11 in National Harbor, Maryland. Red Hat is the world’s leading […]

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How to Learn Kubernetes

Kubernetes is almost the de facto platform for container orchestration. There are some great alternatives but they are second to Kubernetes in terms of open-source momentum, vendor-supported offerings, and extensibility/customization. A growing number of companies are adopting Kubernetes too in order to standardize software delivery and run their apps more efficiently. If you are not […]

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Perficient Sponsors Informatica World 2017 in San Francisco

Informatica World 2017 is underway and we’re excited to sponsor this year’s event. This event is the premier user conference for Informatica, covering Big Data, master data management, cloud integration, next generation data strategies, and more. Attendees are learning the latest in Informatica product roadmaps, technical deep dives, and roundtable sessions. In addition to terrific […]

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Kubernetes, Blockchain, & DevOps at InterConnect 2017

Vegas is bustling this week as IBM InterConnect 2017 officially kicked off Monday. Per the norm, IBM is making several announcements this week to showcase new innovation, strategic partnerships, and commercial offerings. For me, the most exciting announcement thus far is the beta release of Kubernetes on IBM Containers. Kubernetes is rapidly gaining ground as […]

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Google’s Apigee Acquisition Shows Growing Importance of APIs in Cloud

Today, Apigee announced that it will be acquired by Google for $625 million. Apigee is a leader in the API management space and is ranked highest for “completeness of vision” in Gartner’s magic quadrant. Perficient partners with Apigee to provide API solutions, so what does this acquisition mean? For Google, the acquisition of Apigee is […]

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First Impression: WebSphere Operational Decision Manager V8.8

Over the Christmas holiday I had the opportunity to download and review a special gift from IBM, Operational Decision Manager V8.8 the benchmark product in Business Rule Management Systems which was made available for distribution on November 27th 2015. Here are some highlights of the new capabilities that have been introduced: Decision Center Business Console enhancements for navigation and […]

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Microsoft Announces Partnership with Red Hat for Linux on Azure

Exciting news for Linux customers! From today’s announcement – The partnership we are announcing today with Red Hat extends our commitment to offer unmatched choice and flexibility in an enterprise-grade cloud experience across the hybrid cloud. With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft’s cloud, for us to team with the leader […]

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Configuring Amazon EC2 for WebCenter

This post is the second in a series of three related to the implementation of Oracle WebCenter in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. In the first post, I covered the steps for configuring the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). In this post, I’ll cover the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

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Tipping Your Hat to Open Source

We all have moments when we just feel right about something. On Tuesday, we met with Red Hat to discuss our partnership as we expand our Open Source Services. During the visit, I learned how Red Hat got its name – to read more about the story… check the link What sticks out to […]

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Windows Azure and the future of the personalized web : Intro

Edit: Part 2 (setup) : Part 3 (Mahout) The internet is becoming increasingly personalized.  It has transitioned from indexing massive wells of information to delivering personalized information, or recommendations based on complex searches.  Evidence of this is seen in Google’s Knowledge graph, Amazon, the Bing engine, Facebook friends and twitter recommending people you may be interesting in […]

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Securing Oracle WebLogic Server – Pre-Install (Part 1)

This post discusses the tasks for preparing the operating system before installing WebLogic Server. 1) Validate Operating System The very first thing to do is to validate that the latest critical updates and patches are applied. Everyone talks about it. However, breaches occur regularly because it is not done. I recommend manually running the process […]

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IBMConnect: Using PureSystems to Deploy Portal/Connections Faster

Options IBM Workload Deployer – hardware appliance. Formerly cloudburst appliance.  It’s a bring your own infrastructure IBM SmartCloud Application Services. It’s a Managed PaaS Pure Systems Workload Deployer It consists of hardware, workload deployer function, IBM middleware images and patterns.  It can connect to VMWare. It essentially controls all you virtual systems.  Makes it easy […]

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Gartner Magic Quadrant: Horizontal Portals 2012

Gartner has recently published the 2012 version of their Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals.  So far, I haven’t found the Gartner report on their reprint site and none of the vendors have provided links to it yet.  Here is the link to the report on Gartner’s site, but you’ll have to be a Gartner subscriber […]

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Horizontal vs Vertical Portal, Personalization

This is an ongoing series. Here are the predecssors: UI Backend Integration Search Multi-site support Content Management It used to be that the most common question regarding portal was about Single Sign On (SSO).  Lately, Personalization (PZN) seems to have overtaken it.  Almost every client I talk to these days ranks personalization very high in […]

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IBM Announces Virtualization Edition for WebSphere Portal and WCM

IBM announced that on December 17th they will release their Hypervisor edition.  It’s optimized to run on VMWare ESX and supports the Open Virtualization Framework (OVF).  IBM WebSphere Portal Server Hypervisor Edition V7.0 and IBM Lotus Web Content Management Hypervisor Edition V7.0 are special editions of IBM WebSphere Portal Server and IBM Lotus Web Content […]

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