IBM Lightning Cloud
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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.