IBM Lightning Cloud
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IBM CloudBurst. The integrated, all-in-one private cloud system is now production ready.
And with IBM CloudBurst V1.2, the latest update to the CloudBurst platform, the value proposition for this cloud solution becomes even more compelling. IBM Global Technology Services ensure rapid deployment of CloudBurst. Integrated Tivoli Usage and Accounting capability enables chargeback for cloud services to optimize system usage.
Version 1.2 also supports the management of other heterogeneous resources outside of the CloudBurst environment, as well as provides enhanced service management capability through IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager V7.2.
Learn more at http://www.ibm.com/cloud/cloudburst
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CIOs and IT managers are increasingly embracing cloud computing as a way to significantly reduce costs and improve efficiency.
To simplify the transition from traditional IT models, an exciting new cloud solution became available from IBM in 2009. IBM CloudBurst is a fully integrated service management system that is the result of hundreds of IBM cloud computing client engagements. It includes the hardware, middleware, applications, storage and services to get your private cloud environment up and running . . . fast.
A key advantage of cloud computing-the ability to provide on-demand compute power for development projects, seasonal needs or other purposes-is available immediately with IBM CloudBurst.
IBM CloudBurst. The fast and easy transition to cloud computing.
Learn more at http://www.ibm.com/cloud/cloudburst.
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By Dima Rekesh, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
Today, I wanted to talk with you about the open beta of IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud, or simply Developer Cloud, which launched in October of this year.
Cloud computing is a natural fit for development and test environments because they must accommodate a higher rate of change and a higher diversity of components than production systems. And traditional development and test systems are often idle, creating a strong business case for the cloud.
The beta offers an intuitive Web 2.0 interface that allows you to instantly provision, manage, and enjoy root access to virtual machines based on an expanding menu of software choices.
With just a few mouse clicks, for instance, you can provision a Rational Team Concert server and start setting up your teams, projects, and access controls. Included are powerful Application Lifecycle Management tools from Rational Software that run in and interact with the Cloud.
The beta is currently free of charge and available in over a hundred countries worldwide. There’s no catch – check it out and tell us what you think. The URL is ibm.com/cloud/developer
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No matter the economic climate, mergers and acquisitions--usually referred to as M&A-- are always part of the business landscape.
Cloud computing provides the perfect opportunity to control the data center sprawl that often results from an M&A event.
As IBM Vice President of Cloud Services Ric Telford said recently, when he was asked about the opportunity for cloud in the context of M&A, “What we talk about is consolidate-virtualize-automate. And when we talk about automate, we’re talking about cloud.”
Consolidation means removing the redundant infrastructure—from servers on up to entire data centers, where software is moved from physical to virtual servers. This requires a widespread use of virtualization technologies for servers, storage, and networks. Automation, in turn, is based on cloud computing, which is capable of tailoring your IT systems on the fly, based on the needs of your business.
M&A: the perfect opportunity to cut costs, eliminate operational redundancies and streamline IT with cloud computing.
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The IBM Lightning Cloud Podcast.
Cloud computing typically implies a large pool of available virtual resources, including servers, storage, and even network resources. For our clients, perhaps the most important characteristic is the ability to obtain and release these resources within minutes.
This is a highly elastic, pay-as-you-go, pay-for-what-you-use IT model, often priced as low as 10 cents per compute hour. Businesses can provision large, sophisticated IT infrastructures with a few mouse clicks during periods of high demand, and just as quickly de-provision them when the demand subsides.
Using cloud, our clients can reduce costs, be more agile, or create entirely new applications that leverage the unprecedented scale of the cloud.
For the Lightning Cloud Podcast, I’m Clint Sherwood
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There's a lot going on today in the world of cloud computing. A lot. Here at IBM our cloud initiatives are quickly becoming the talk of the industry, and even more exciting events are ahead. You need to keep up with what's going on, practically on a daily basis.
To make that job a bit easier for you, we've added podcasts to our arsenal of communication. We'll post a new podcast weekly, and include the transcript.
Here's the first podcast: Podcast #1: Introduction
And the transcript:
"Cloud computing has the potential to change nearly every area where we do business. As IBM Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives Erich Clementi recently said, 'This is an opportunity of a lifetime because it allows us to enter into segments in which we had not been leading, and we enter with an arsenal of technologies that nobody can match.,'
"We realize that coming up to speed on many of today’s complex technologies, and especially on Cloud Computing, can seem like a daunting task. But that’s the reason for the Lightning Cloud podcast.
"In a fast-paced business environment where attention spans and spare time are shorter every day, we’ll give you one valuable nugget, with pointers to resources to learn more.
"Deeper topics will be spread over several podcasts, each of which will be available in an archive for downloading.
"If you haven’t recently, visit the IBM Cloud Portal to learn about all things cloud at IBM."