IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions has added Veeam® Availability Suite™ to its growing solutions and services portfolio. Yes, you heard it right!! Users can now backup and replicate their VMware workloads running on VMware Cloud Foundation and vCenter Server environments running in IBM Cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation is the market-leading VMware hyper converged solution which automates deployment and lifecycle management of a fully validated VMware stack (compute, network & storage). IBM Cloud automates the deployment process which reduces the time from months to hours and drastically simplifies the path to hybrid cloud.
Integration of Veeam backup and replication deployment gives customers full administrative access to Veeam console, allowing them to consume Veeam to its maximum ability. Utilization of Veeam Enterprise Plus license allows users the ability to use key features such as Veeam One, built in WAN acceleration, unlimited extents scale out repository, self-service file restore portal for application owners and more. This integration will allow users to not only back up their data locally within the Cloud Foundation environment but also send data offsite to another IBM Cloud data center or to an on premise environment. In addition, customers will be able to leverage IBM Cloud network backbone to keep their data transfer cost to a minimum, resulting in a very cost effective offsite backup and replication solution.
This short video features a Streaming Analytics application that connects to the Watson IoT Platform to ingest data from IoT devices. It then analyzes that data to detect when a device might be malfunctioning.
Edge Nodes are being introduced in IBM Cloud Container Service to allow a user to designate certain nodes to act as the edge of the cluster. By designating these Edge Nodes a user can ensure that only these nodes need to be exposed to the public network for the purpose of acting as an entry point to the cluster. When certain nodes are designated as Edge Nodes Kubernetes will schedule the Ingress Controller and Load Balancer to run on the Edge Nodes. Furthermore user’s application pods are not deployed on these nodes. This allows a user to isolate their application pods from the Ingress and Load Balancer workload.