IBM Launches New Private Cloud Service
IBM (www.ibm.com) announced Wednesday that it has expanded its family of platforms CloudBurst pre-integrated cloud services with the launch of its hardware based on POWER7.
The company is also offering the device in the form of separate software running on IBM systems now installed and not IBM.
Based on IBM’s own facilities tag hosting companies and commitment to customers, IBM CloudBurst devices are workload-optimized solutions that integrate hardware, storage, networking, virtualization and service management software to create a cloud environment Private.
IBM estimates that CloudBurst can reduce IT staff working in systems integration, provisioning and storage management to 95 percent compared with the manual configuration of a system.
“Automation of IT resources to support new applications is critical because in most companies, business users typically have to wait weeks to get access to new IT resources, due to manual processes required to configure resources “said Lauren States, Vice President of Cloud Computing for IBM Software Group. “IBM CloudBurst automates manual processes to dramatically accelerate business time to market.”
The foundation of the new offerings tag is in the latest IBM products IBM autonomic computing Manager services.
The software quickly deploy applications, automating the deployment, monitoring and managing cloud computing services for the IT staff.
IBM said the Jordan University of Science and Technology CloudBurst used as a private cloud environment in support of its new Center of Excellence for Science Innovation Services at the campus in the city of Irbid, in northern Jordan.
The new center will provide teaching resources and technology expertise to students on a computing infrastructure in the cloud, making it the first system of its kind in the Middle East.
IBM CloudBurst in Power Systems v2.1 provides a platform certified to run SAP applications.
The software is already used in the Software Park in Dongying City, China, to facilitate new economic development in the region and support the expansion of the city from industrial to service-based economy.
The cloud computing platform offers software testing and development resources of many new software companies and IT companies, helping to host applications that support e-government services.
IBM CloudBurst in Power Systems v2.1 is a new device that is based on IBM Power 750 servers.
The device can withstand from 160 to 2,900 virtual machines while providing greater security to keep data in separate applications.
IBM estimates that private clouds built in power systems can be up to 70 percent less expensive than stand-alone servers x86.
The company also launched IBM Manager services based on a pre-integrated software stack only for x86 and Power.
The software can be ordered separately from the hardware giving customers the flexibility to use their existing hardware investments IBM or IBM to deploy a computer in the cloud.
It unfolds as a series of virtual images that automate the deployment of IT services and provide resources monitoring, cost management and service delivery in the cloud.
Manager IBM services for x86 systems is now available, and IBM Manager services for power systems will be available from December 17.
In addition, the company has released a new version of version 2.1 of IBM System x. CloudBurst
The product is based on IBM blades HS22V offer 50 percent more memory and double the bandwidth of fiber channel and the ability to run 30 or more virtual machines per blade.
Provides a solution optimized workload, where customers can increase processing power by adding the compute nodes required in a “pay-as-you-go” model.
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