Quite a few Norwegian ICS customers and partners ahve signed up for the Social Connections conference in Vienna. Why don’t you join us?
Social Connections is an international user group. They set up meetings twice a year, and they alternate between Europe and North-America. The conferences usually last for two days, and a lot of the most famous faces in the ICS community are there to give sessions and presentations. Yours truly will this year present his talk about plugins for IBM Connections.
The conference is also a great opportunity to meet official IBM-ers, new and existing customers and ICS experts that will give you the chance to expand on your knowledge about collaboration.
This autumn the conference is in Vienna, and it takes place on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th of October, at Palais Pallavicini.
A lot of Norwegians are going, and the Norwegian usergroup, ISBG, is trying to get all Norwegians together for an informal gathering.
I’ve heard since 2002 that IBM Notes and Domino was dead. And while the platform is certainly an endangered species these days, there’s still stuff happening on the Domino front that companies and organisations contemplating on leaving the platform really should pay attention to.
IBM has now launched a service that makes it possible for you to upload and run your IBM Notes applications in the cloud. This will become a very important addition to IBM Connections Cloud and SmartCloud Notes. It’s also something a lot of IBM customers and partners have requested for quite some time.
The service is called IBM Domino Application on Cloud (DAV) and all maintenance and servicing will be done by IBM. Ed Brill announced this in Tokyo during IBM Notes/Domino Day (isn’t that a wonderful name for a day?) on Tuesday September 19th. The service will be launched in October, so set your clocks!
DAC will be using CENTOS and Docker. The latter is something IBM has said they will be relying heavily on in the future. This will therefore be included in FP10 for IBM Domino 9.0.1, which will be released soon.
The data centers will be placed in the US, Europe and Pacific Asia (Japan). Australia, China and other locations will follow suit.
To use this service you must have your own IBM Notes/Domino license. The maximum size of any given .nsf file will be 25 GB.
The following functionality is promised:
A Domino environment built around your organisations cert ID
Users can deploy their own custom built .nsf applications
The .nsf files will be available both via our IBM Notes client, ICAA and via web browsers
The data will be encrypted
Mail agents and scheduled agents will function as they do on your local server
You can replicate between the cloud and your local servers
All server upgrades, maintenance and backup will be done by IBM
You can have a Domino cluster if you choose
You can have DAOS if you wish
Domino Access Service is optional
You pay a monthly license pr .nsf file ($27) and you must signup for at least a year
You can have more than Domino server if needed
Monthly reports about all your Domino applications
A tool that analyse your applications so that you can decide what applications to scratch, which you want to keep locally and which you will move to the cloud
Thus far IBM has only offered a cloud solution for email and calendar, via IBM Verse, så a lot of people began cheering when these news were unveiled.
Here’s IBM’s video presentation of the new offering: