In a software-defined environment (SDE), smart infrastructure enables organizations to rapidly and optimally deploy workloads on an infrastructure that can adapt to changing business demands. As a resource-aware and workload-smart solution, IBM Platform Resource Scheduler is a key element of the IBM SDE portfolio, provides enterprise-class dynamic resource management for OpenStack cloud environments to optimize business agility and reduce cost of cloud ownership. Platform Resource Scheduler is based upon production-proven technology from IBM Platform Computing.
Combining IBM Platform Resource Scheduler with pre-requisite IBM SmartCloud Entry or IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator software allows managers of private clouds to keep costs low and provide an attractive alternative to external public cloud service providers. Public providers that are charging for the use of infrastructure resources may achieve higher profit margins with a lower-cost delivery model supported by using IBM Platform Resource Scheduler.