IBM Cloud: Open by Design
An open approach to cloud technologies is important because it enables you to integrate your applications across hybrid cloud environments. Open technologies provide you the flexibility to deploy your services across a wide range of platforms, expanding your reach to customers. You also get to leverage broad communities and ecosystems to accelerate innovation. Time and energy can be spent on invention, rather than reinvention.
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IBM is a founding member and platinum sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, making significant contributions in developing a ubiquitous, massively scalable open source IaaS platform. IBM supports OpenStack from the Board of Directors down to deep coding. OpenStack is the foundation for IBM IaaS offerings including IBM Cloud Orchestrator, IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack and IBM Cloud OpenStack Services.
Resources for OpenStack
Spearheading Cloud Foundry
IBM intends to be a founding and platinum sponsor of the Cloud Foundry Foundation to ensure that the platform addresses critical developer requirements and to help build a strong ecosystem. IBM sees Cloud Foundry as a logical next step—building on top of OpenStack—for our customers to accelerate their transition to cloud. The Cloud Foundry platform will be the foundation for IBM PaaS offerings, in particular IBM Bluemix, that facilitate development of born-on-the-cloud applications that leverage analytics, mobile and integration technologies.
Resources for Cloud Foundry
Committed to Docker
On June 10, 2014, IBM announced that it is working on an open integration model with Docker and the open source Docker project community. Docker provides a more flexible way to build, scale and deploy applications, reducing the time and expense of cloud computing. Docker Hub will be hosted on SoftLayer to provide companies with greater ease of use and maintenance. IBM is offering a certified Docker image of the cloud optimized WebSphere Liberty Profile Application Server to provide companies with greater performance and flexibility.
Founding member of Cloud Standards Customer Council
IBM is a founding member of the CSCC—the premier end-user advocacy group for cloud standards, interoperability and best practices. With over 500 members, the group works with cloud standards organizations to ensure real customer issues are addressed. Check out the complete library of CSCC publications with best practices and specific guidance on critical areas of cloud computing. Inject your voice by becoming a member today!