Top 134 Bluemix Criteria for Ready Action

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Find out what the related areas are that Bluemix connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Bluemix thinking-frame.

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To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Bluemix related domains to cover and 134 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Bluemix, HPE Helion, Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, Microsoft Online Services, Computer network, Cloud Foundry, Platform as a service, VMware vCloud Air, EXo Platform, Software as a service, Data center, Zoho Corporation, Virtual Machine Manager, Distributed file system for cloud, Amazon Lambda, Google App Engine, Virtual private cloud, IBM cloud computing, Zadara Storage, Virtual appliance, Engine Yard, Infrastructure as a service, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Serverless computing, SAP Cloud Platform, EMC Atmos, HP Cloud, Cloud computing security, Inktank Storage, Bluemix, Abiquo Enterprise Edition, G Suite, Microsoft Azure, FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5, Rackspace Cloud, Apache CloudStack, Cloud computing, Cloud database, Google Cloud Functions, Software developer, Comparison of structured storage software:

Bluemix Critical Criteria:

Concentrate on Bluemix strategies and explore and align the progress in Bluemix.

– Does the Bluemix task fit the clients priorities?

– What are the short and long-term Bluemix goals?

– Are there recognized Bluemix problems?

HPE Helion Critical Criteria:

Detail HPE Helion risks and create HPE Helion explanations for all managers.

– Who will be responsible for deciding whether Bluemix goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?

– What are the barriers to increased Bluemix production?

– What are the usability implications of Bluemix actions?

Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Critical Criteria:

Experiment with Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand adoptions and intervene in Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand processes and leadership.

– Is there a Bluemix Communication plan covering who needs to get what information when?

– What are the Key enablers to make this Bluemix move?

– How much does Bluemix help?

Microsoft Online Services Critical Criteria:

Unify Microsoft Online Services goals and describe the risks of Microsoft Online Services sustainability.

– Can we add value to the current Bluemix decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Bluemix? There might be some that are less obvious?

– How can skill-level changes improve Bluemix?

Computer network Critical Criteria:

Contribute to Computer network failures and tour deciding if Computer network progress is made.

– Is the illegal entry into a private computer network a crime in your country?

– What is the source of the strategies for Bluemix strengthening and reform?

– Does our organization need more Bluemix education?

– How will you measure your Bluemix effectiveness?

Cloud Foundry Critical Criteria:

Add value to Cloud Foundry failures and reduce Cloud Foundry costs.

– Think about the people you identified for your Bluemix project and the project responsibilities you would assign to them. what kind of training do you think they would need to perform these responsibilities effectively?

– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Bluemix does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?

Platform as a service Critical Criteria:

Merge Platform as a service tactics and achieve a single Platform as a service view and bringing data together.

– How can you negotiate Bluemix successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

– What are your most important goals for the strategic Bluemix objectives?

– What about Bluemix Analysis of results?

VMware vCloud Air Critical Criteria:

Consult on VMware vCloud Air projects and improve VMware vCloud Air service perception.

– How do we go about Securing Bluemix?

– How to Secure Bluemix?

EXo Platform Critical Criteria:

Gauge EXo Platform decisions and report on developing an effective EXo Platform strategy.

– How do your measurements capture actionable Bluemix information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

– What are the business goals Bluemix is aiming to achieve?

Software as a service Critical Criteria:

Administer Software as a service risks and interpret which customers can’t participate in Software as a service because they lack skills.

– Why are Service Level Agreements a dying breed in the software as a service industry?

– When a Bluemix manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Bluemix moving forward?

– Why should we adopt a Bluemix framework?

Data center Critical Criteria:

Merge Data center failures and oversee implementation of Data center.

– Are we a listed company, if so ask ourselves this: Disaster recovery planning, or its lack, will affect a companys equity position. why buy stock in a company that will disappear should the data center go down?

– In a virtualized data center, guest operating system kernels were modified to eliminate the need for binary translation. which compute virtualization technique was used?

– Determine if the data center has Service Level Agreements with the clients it serves. if so, do they measure themselves for compliance with the agreement?

– What are the specific security and integrity threats to cloud computing storage systems that do not exist in private data centers?

– Does the cloud solution offer equal or greater data security capabilities than those provided by your organizations data center?

– Which report should an administrator use to know both historic and current utilization of storage in a data center?

– Which data center management activity involves eliminating single points of failure to ensure business continuity?

– Which applications are best suited for the internal data center, and which ones make sense for the public cloud?

– Should the dataset be deposited in a national, international or discipline-based data center?

– Do any countries force cloud based companies to house data within that countrys data centers?

– What is a benefit of automated site failover capability in a data center environment?

– Is stuff in the cloud on the same legal footing as stuff in your data center?

– Is the priority of system restores documented in the disaster recovery plan?

– Does Bluemix analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?

– How will you know that the Bluemix project has been successful?

– What are the record-keeping requirements of Bluemix activities?

– How many and where are located the providers data centers?

– How do you prepare your data center for Cloud?

– Why should data center elements be monitored?

Zoho Corporation Critical Criteria:

Exchange ideas about Zoho Corporation engagements and spearhead techniques for implementing Zoho Corporation.

– Does Bluemix include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?

– What is the total cost related to deploying Bluemix, including any consulting or professional services?

– What business benefits will Bluemix goals deliver if achieved?

Virtual Machine Manager Critical Criteria:

Frame Virtual Machine Manager engagements and find out.

– Which customers cant participate in our Bluemix domain because they lack skills, wealth, or convenient access to existing solutions?

– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to Bluemix?

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Bluemix with what users do day-to-day?

Distributed file system for cloud Critical Criteria:

Debate over Distributed file system for cloud leadership and test out new things.

– What are the disruptive Bluemix technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Bluemix processes?

– Do we have past Bluemix Successes?

Amazon Lambda Critical Criteria:

Test Amazon Lambda results and oversee implementation of Amazon Lambda.

– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Bluemix project manager?

– Is Supporting Bluemix documentation required?

Google App Engine Critical Criteria:

Guard Google App Engine tactics and pioneer acquisition of Google App Engine systems.

– How likely is the current Bluemix plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

– How can you measure Bluemix in a systematic way?

Virtual private cloud Critical Criteria:

Align Virtual private cloud failures and define Virtual private cloud competency-based leadership.

– What is Effective Bluemix?

IBM cloud computing Critical Criteria:

Have a session on IBM cloud computing decisions and frame using storytelling to create more compelling IBM cloud computing projects.

– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Bluemix delivery for example is new software needed?

– Is there any existing Bluemix governance structure?

Zadara Storage Critical Criteria:

Inquire about Zadara Storage governance and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Zadara Storage.

Virtual appliance Critical Criteria:

Jump start Virtual appliance planning and catalog what business benefits will Virtual appliance goals deliver if achieved.

– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Bluemix forward?

– What sources do you use to gather information for a Bluemix study?

Engine Yard Critical Criteria:

Think about Engine Yard planning and raise human resource and employment practices for Engine Yard.

– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Bluemix strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?

– What management system can we use to leverage the Bluemix experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?

Infrastructure as a service Critical Criteria:

Think about Infrastructure as a service strategies and oversee Infrastructure as a service requirements.

– Is the Bluemix organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?

– What is the purpose of Bluemix in relation to the mission?

Amazon Web Services Critical Criteria:

Review Amazon Web Services issues and research ways can we become the Amazon Web Services company that would put us out of business.

– Do the Bluemix decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?

– What is the best strategy going forward for data center disaster recovery?

– Amazon web services is which type of cloud computing distribution model?

– How do we manage Bluemix Knowledge Management (KM)?

Google Cloud Platform Critical Criteria:

Own Google Cloud Platform projects and correct better engagement with Google Cloud Platform results.

– How do we measure improved Bluemix service perception, and satisfaction?

– Why is Bluemix important for you now?

Serverless computing Critical Criteria:

X-ray Serverless computing decisions and customize techniques for implementing Serverless computing controls.

SAP Cloud Platform Critical Criteria:

Powwow over SAP Cloud Platform goals and find out what it really means.

– Who needs to know about Bluemix ?

EMC Atmos Critical Criteria:

Bootstrap EMC Atmos leadership and stake your claim.

– What are our needs in relation to Bluemix skills, labor, equipment, and markets?

– How can the value of Bluemix be defined?

HP Cloud Critical Criteria:

Analyze HP Cloud goals and look at the big picture.

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Bluemix is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

Cloud computing security Critical Criteria:

Give examples of Cloud computing security outcomes and work towards be a leading Cloud computing security expert.

– what is New About Cloud Computing Security?

– How do we Lead with Bluemix in Mind?

– Is Bluemix Required?

Inktank Storage Critical Criteria:

Merge Inktank Storage governance and correct Inktank Storage management by competencies.

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Bluemix models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Bluemix process?

Bluemix Critical Criteria:

Recall Bluemix goals and interpret which customers can’t participate in Bluemix because they lack skills.

Abiquo Enterprise Edition Critical Criteria:

Distinguish Abiquo Enterprise Edition management and arbitrate Abiquo Enterprise Edition techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity.

G Suite Critical Criteria:

Air ideas re G Suite failures and finalize the present value of growth of G Suite.

– Among the Bluemix product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?

– What are all of our Bluemix domains and what do they do?

Microsoft Azure Critical Criteria:

Accommodate Microsoft Azure failures and define Microsoft Azure competency-based leadership.

– Is the scope of Bluemix defined?

FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 Critical Criteria:

Exchange ideas about FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 projects and develop and take control of the FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 initiative.

– How do mission and objectives affect the Bluemix processes of our organization?

Rackspace Cloud Critical Criteria:

Closely inspect Rackspace Cloud tasks and create Rackspace Cloud explanations for all managers.

– What is the name of the rackspace cloud service?

Apache CloudStack Critical Criteria:

Sort Apache CloudStack leadership and maintain Apache CloudStack for success.

– Does Bluemix appropriately measure and monitor risk?

– What are specific Bluemix Rules to follow?

Cloud computing Critical Criteria:

Rank Cloud computing quality and forecast involvement of future Cloud computing projects in development.

– Are the risks associated with cloud computing actually higher than the risks enterprises are facing today?

– What challenges and opportunities does cloud computing present for IT service management ?

– What is the future scope for combination of Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing?

– Does the rise of cloud computing make managed hosting less desired and less important?

– What makes cloud computing well suited for supply chain management applications?

– Is there any application left that does not talk to at least one of its fellows?

– What are some cost cutting strategies for controlling cloud computing costs?

– Which cloud service model encompasses the complete cloud computing stack?

– How will cloud computing affect traditional recovery services?

– How can we best leverage cloud computing and obtain security?

– Will cloud computing lead to a reduction in it expenditure?

– Is cloud computing affecting traditional hardware vendors?

– What is the importance of standards-based cloud computing?

– What is the impact of hybrid cloud computing on i&o?

– Is the market ready yet for P2P cloud computing?

– What are reasons to say no to cloud computing?

– Defining terms: what is a cloud platform?

– What is a benefit of cloud computing?

– Is the public cloud more secure?

Cloud database Critical Criteria:

Recall Cloud database risks and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Cloud database information.

– Who will provide the final approval of Bluemix deliverables?

– What is our formula for success in Bluemix ?

Google Cloud Functions Critical Criteria:

Merge Google Cloud Functions tasks and define what do we need to start doing with Google Cloud Functions.

Software developer Critical Criteria:

Contribute to Software developer tasks and get out your magnifying glass.

– Pick an experienced Unix software developer, show him all the algorithms and ask him which one he likes the best?

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Bluemix?

Comparison of structured storage software Critical Criteria:

Co-operate on Comparison of structured storage software tactics and check on ways to get started with Comparison of structured storage software.

– What will drive Bluemix change?


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Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Bluemix External links:

A demonstration of IBM BlueMix – YouTube

Social Transformation Powered by IBM Bluemix – SocioLadder

IBM Bluemix Application Development & Certification | Udemy

HPE Helion External links:

Login – HPE Helion OpenStack

Welcome to HPE Helion Documentation –

HPE Helion

Microsoft Online Services External links:

Configuring Outlook for Microsoft Online Services (MSO)

Microsoft Online Services Advisor –

Download Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant …

Computer network External links:

What is a Computer Network? Webopedia Definition

Computer Network Specialists, Inc.

Computer network (eBook, 2009) []

Cloud Foundry External links:

CVE-2017-8048: Cloud Controller API regression – Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry – Official Site

Platform as a service External links:

AppHarbor – .NET Cloud Platform as a Service

What is PaaS? Platform as a Service | Microsoft Azure

Captain Up :: Engagement Platform as a Service

VMware vCloud Air External links:

VMware vCloud Air – User Management

VMware vCloud Air

VMware vCloud Air

EXo Platform External links:

eXo Platform Editions and Pricing

eXo Platform – Home | Facebook

eXo Platform – Google+

Software as a service External links:

Software as a Service – Banking Solutions | FinReach

What is SaaS? Software as a Service | Microsoft Azure

Data center External links:

Open Data Portal | NJOIT Open Data Center

Cloud Computing and Data Center Infrastructure as a Service

ADE Data Center – Home

Zoho Corporation External links:

Zoho Corporation

ZOHO – Off Campus Drive in Bangalore – ZOHO Corporation

Zoho Corporation

Virtual Machine Manager External links:

Virtual Machine Manager –

Virtual Machine Manager | Synology Inc.

Virtual Machine Manager Documentation | Microsoft Docs

Distributed file system for cloud External links:

Distributed file system for cloud: Fast Track

MeshFS: A distributed file system for cloud-based …

Google App Engine External links:

Developing Scalable Apps with Google App Engine | …–ud859

Google App Engine Documentation – Google Cloud Platform

Google App Engine – Download

Virtual private cloud External links:

Private Cloud Hosting Services – Virtual Private Cloud

Virtual Network – Virtual Private Cloud | Microsoft Azure

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) | Google Cloud Platform

Zadara Storage External links:

Zadara Storage – YouTube

Virtual appliance External links:

Virtual Appliance – FREE download Virtual Appliance

Virtual appliance – ICA-AtoM

Virtual Appliance – Netwrix

Engine Yard External links:

Engine Yard – Home | Facebook

The Engine Yard Village – Home | Facebook

Engine Yard – Official Site

Infrastructure as a service External links:

Cloud Computing and Data Center Infrastructure as a Service

What is IaaS? Infrastructure as a Service | Microsoft Azure

Cloud-Based Infrastructure as a Service Comes to …

Amazon Web Services External links:

Amazon Web Services Sign-In

AWS re:Invent 2017 | Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services Sign-In

Google Cloud Platform External links:

Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform Podcast

Cloud Launcher Marketplace – Google Cloud Platform

Serverless computing External links:

Serverless Computing | Microsoft Azure

Serverless Computing – Amazon Web Services

What is Serverless Computing? | Cloud Computing – Quora

SAP Cloud Platform External links:

Pricing & Packaging | SAP Cloud Platform

SAP Cloud Platform Integration

Overview | SAP Cloud Platform

EMC Atmos External links:

[PDF]EMC Atmos Programmer’s Guide

Introducing Syncplicity On Premise Storage with EMC Atmos

ECS 2.0 – ECS EMC Atmos Object Service API support

HP Cloud External links: and HP Cloud Partnership –

hp cloud matrix – Staples Inc.

HP Cloud Storage Access Platform & Solutions – Gladinet

Cloud computing security External links:

Cloud Computing Security – Google Cloud

[PDF]DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements …

6 Cloud Computing Security Policy and Requirements – USPS

Bluemix External links:

IBM Bluemix Application Development & Certification | Udemy

Social Transformation Powered by IBM Bluemix – SocioLadder

A demonstration of IBM BlueMix – YouTube

Abiquo Enterprise Edition External links:

Abiquo Enterprise Edition –

Abiquo Enterprise Edition | crunchbase

OvumAbiquo – Abiquo Enterprise Edition – Ovum

G Suite External links:

G Suite Status Dashboard – Google

G Suite – Office of Information Technology

G Suite | Google for Education

Microsoft Azure External links:

Microsoft Azure Training Courses – Microsoft Virtual Academy

Pricing Calculator | Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

Rackspace Cloud External links:

Big Data on the Rackspace Cloud – Rackspace Hosting

Rackspace Cloud Files API 1.0 – Rackspace Developer …

Rackspace Cloud Drive – Desktop Sync | Rackspace Hosting

Apache CloudStack External links:

Apache CloudStack: Open Source Cloud Computing

Marketing – Apache Cloudstack – Apache Software …

Apache CloudStack Engineers – The CloudStack Company

Cloud computing External links:

Cloud Computing and Data Center Infrastructure as a Service

Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services

REAN Cloud – Managed Services | Cloud Computing | …

Cloud database External links:

Cloud database, Newsql – Quora

SQL Database – Cloud Database as a Service | Microsoft …

MongoDB Cloud Database Solutions | MongoDB

Google Cloud Functions External links:

Serverless – Google Cloud Functions

Google Cloud Functions Documentation | Cloud …

Google Cloud Functions and Firebase (Google Cloud Next …

Software developer External links:

Job Information: Software Developer Job

Title Software Developer Jobs, Employment |

[PDF]Job Description for Software Developer. Title: …

Comparison of structured storage software External links:

Comparison of structured storage software –

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