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This is a group for anyone interested in learning about #IBMCloud, the cloud built for business in the Benelux region. Meetups will be organized in one or more cities in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. You can be an existing #IBMCloud user, or someone who has never touched the #IBMCloud before. Meetup topics will vary and could be of interest to developers, administrators, or business leaders.

We are interested in using cool tech to grow business and make the world a better place. Some of the technology topics that we care about are: cloud platforms, artificial intelligence, blockchain, analytics, automation, cloud services / APIs, data science, integration, application development, and governance.

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Upcoming events (5)

Multi Cloud use case scenario -Please read below important info handson exercise

Enterprises are deploying multiple Kubernetes clusters to address their specific needs. Some are deploying clusters across public and private clouds, and some are deploying clusters across regions, and some are deploying clusters to support development and test needs. As organizations deploy more clusters, new challenges are introduced : ⁃ Visibility : With numerous clusters on more than one cloud from more than one provider, you need a clear view into exactly what’s running where. ⁃ Security and governance : You need to set consistent security policies across environments and manage workloads based on compliance or capacity. ⁃ Automation : To deploy applications across environments, you need automation, including backup and disaster recovery options and the ability to move workloads. In this session, we will explore how IBM Multicloud Manager addresses all the above challenges. It provides user visibility, application-centric management (policy, deployments, health, operations), and policy-based compliance across clouds and clusters. With IBM Multicloud Manager, you have control of your Kubernetes clusters. You can ensure that your clusters are secure, operating efficiently, and delivering the service levels that applications expect. Agenda: - 18:00 - 18:30: Welcome attendees - 18:30 - 20:00: Presentation/Demo/hands-on exercise - 20:00 - 21:00: Networking - Drinks/bites Speakers: - Marc Loos - IBM As we have changed the content of this meetup slightly to give you the opportunity to experience hands-on how multi-cloud management works, attendees are requested to bring their laptop with them to attend the hands-on exercise. To be able to access IBM Cloud you also need an IBM user id. The steps to do this (free of charge) are the following: 1. Go to https://158.85.210.143/webapp/saml/login. 2. Click Create an IBMid link. The My IBM registration form displays. 3.Enter your IBM ID. 4. Enter a Password. 5. Verify password, enter it a second time. 6. Enter a security question. 7. Enter the answer to the security question 8. Enter your Email address. 9. Select the Country/region you live in. 10. Click Continue. Page 2 of the My IBM registration form displays. 11. Enter your personal information: Some optional information can be entered. 12. Review the information about email and communications. Check the boxes if appropriate. 13. Click Submit. Thank you message displays.

Dynamic Hybrid and Multi Cloud is the future - LHoFT - LUXEMBOURG.

Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT)

In this meetup we will present IBM's strategy and point-of-view on Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud and it's underlying architecture and technology. Learn how IBM can help you modernize applications and how to transform them to a containerized, cloud ready version. Our view on the road to hybrid Cloud and the role that the pending Red Hat acquisition will play in helping our clients succeed in this landscape. We will update you on the recently announced IBM Blockchain Platform based on Open source Hyperledger Fabric 1.4 . There where possible we will reflect on practical implications for the banking industry. We will explain on some banking industry reference cases. Speakers : Peter De Locht, Hybrid Cloud, IBM Cloud Private and IBM Cloud Private for Data specialty. Ben Heyerdahl, Ecosystem Leader Luxembourg. Networking drink after the session.

How to modernise your legacy applications in a simplified and cost efficient way

Companies have invested a lot in the applications that run their day-to-day business and interface with their clients. In today’s ever changing and fast paced world, businesses are looking to modernize those applications to remain competitive and avoid being left behind. Whether you are just starting to think about modernization or are already in the process, this session will introduce you to tools that help you lay out a strategic plan, simplify the transformation process, and help reduce the costs of making the transition. In this session we’ll demonstrate how: IBM can help you analyze your on-premises Java EE or other legacy applications for deployment to public or private cloud, then provides insights, recommendations and artefacts necessary to accelerate the journey. The Migration Tool for IBM Cloud enables you to clone an entire Application bundle or just select specific applications and then move it to VMs or Docker containers ready for deployment to public or private cloud. Agenda: - 18:00 - 18:30: Welcome attendees - 18:30 - 20:00: Presentation/Demo/Exercises - 20:00 - 21:00: Networking - Drinks/bites Speakers: - Marc Loos and Richard Bakker - IBM

Managing Kubernetes - Containerized Applications in a Multi-Cloud environment

Due to circumstances we need to re-schedule this meetup. This will be planned now on Tuesday October 8th when the new Academic year is started. See you all then!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enterprises are deploying multiple Kubernetes clusters to address their specific needs. Some are deploying clusters across public and private clouds, and some are deploying clusters across regions, and some are deploying clusters to support development and test needs. As organizations deploy more clusters, new challenges are introduced : ⁃ Visibility : With numerous clusters on more than one cloud from more than one provider, you need a clear view into exactly what’s running where. ⁃ Security and governance : You need to set consistent security policies across environments and manage workloads based on compliance or capacity. ⁃ Automation : To deploy applications across environments, you need automation, including backup and disaster recovery options and the ability to move workloads. In this session, we will explore how IBM Multicloud Manager addresses all the above challenges. It provides user visibility, application-centric management (policy, deployments, health, operations), and policy-based compliance across clouds and clusters. With IBM Multicloud Manager, you have control of your Kubernetes clusters. You can ensure that your clusters are secure, operating efficiently, and delivering the service levels that applications expect. Agenda: - 18:00 - 18:30: Welcome attendees - 18:30 - 20:00: Presentation/Demo - 20:00 - 21:00: Networking - Drinks/bites Speakers: - Abdoul Gadiri Diallo and Luc Rotsaert - IBM As we have changed the content of this meetup slightly to give you the opportunity to experience hands-on how multi-cloud management works, attendees are requested to bring their laptop with them to attend the hands-on exercise. To be able to access IBM Cloud you also need an IBM user id. The steps to do this (free of charge) are the following: 1. Go to https://158.85.210.143/webapp/saml/login. 2. Click Create an IBMid link. The My IBM registration form displays. 3.Enter your IBM ID. 4. Enter a Password. 5. Verify password, enter it a second time. 6. Enter a security question. 7. Enter the answer to the security question 8. Enter your Email address. 9. Select the Country/region you live in. 10. Click Continue. Page 2 of the My IBM registration form displays. 11. Enter your personal information: Some optional information can be entered. 12. Review the information about email and communications. Check the boxes if appropriate. 13. Click Submit. Thank you message displays.

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