IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offers unprecedented levels of choice and economic benefits
Bangalore, 30th May, 2011 – IBM (NYSE:IBM) today unveiled its next-generation IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to meet the growing demand of Indian businesses. Delivered through IBM's recently launched Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore, the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is an enterprise-class, secure cloud platform specifically created to help businesses take advantage of shared cloud services to drive efficiencies, manage costs and speed-to-market.
The new IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is based on an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) delivery model that offers rapid access to multi-tenant solutions scaled and priced based on usage. By expanding on IBM's existing Development and Test Cloud, the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise reduces application development tasks from days to minutes via automation and rapid provisioning, enabling business to achieve upwards of 30% cost savings versus traditional application environments.
"Our belief is cloud is a transformational element in IT – it's so compelling that you can't ignore it. Cloud computing allows companies to rethink IT and reinvent the way they do business. Our goal is to make CIOs feel comfortable harnessing these capabilities. The new IBM SmartCloud Enterprise aims to do just that by offering businesses the cost savings and scalability of a shared cloud environment with the enterprise class security and capabilities that our clients expect from IBM," said Akash Saxena, Vice President, Offerings Management & Development, Global Technology Services, IBM, India/South Asia.
"By introducing the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to Indian businesses, we aim to meet the increasing demand of local enterprises to capitalize on the economic benefits cloud computing can bring, including speed, time-to-market and driving innovation."
According to Chris Morris Director of Cloud Services & Technologies, IDC Asia/Pacific, "IDC forecasts that the Indian public cloud market will exceed US$500 million in 2011 and with a CAGR of 23%, by 2015 will have exceeded US$2500 million. By this time, the Indian public cloud market will be 20% of the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) total public cloud market."
Building on IBM's extensive portfolio of cloud services and technology, the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise provides clients with a broad catalogue of products and services to enable a wide range of workloads, including analytics and load testing, static web pages, development and test environments and many more.
Key features of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise multi-tenant offering include:
Domino Applications in the Cloud
Additionally, customers can deploy their Lotus Domino applications to the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise via the Lotus Domino Utility Server for LotusLive. LotusLive provides integrated email, social business and third-party applications from the cloud. The new server licensing model extends customer deployment options for Domino applications from on-premises to cloud. With the immediate availability of the Domino Utility Server for LotusLive, clients today can now move applications to the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and take advantage of fixed, predictable pricing and flexible deployment.
The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is available immediately. For more information, visit: www.ibm.com/services/in/igs/cloud-development/index.html
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