Tuesday, January 22, 2013

VIP jets, clouds, and DB2 on cloud

Two years ago I wrote about the "parking problems" at the meeting of the World Economic Forum. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place in Davos, Switzerland, and many of the participants have to fly in through the Zurich (ZRH) or Friedrichshafen (FDH) airports. (I have not been invited so far, but could go there by car. Any invitations...?)

This year's meeting is about to start and so it happens that out of the clouds business jets descend to Friedrichshafen and more helicopters can be seen. With that impression on my mind I came back from an after lunch walk and asked myself: Where is a good overview of cloud offerings for DB2? Well, it seems it is on this page at IBM developerWorks. Offerings like the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and services like the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and RightScale are listed. There are also some cloud computing resources at the bottom of that page.

While I continue to wait for an invitation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, you can directly get started with DB2 on the cloud.