Innovate Quickly with IBM Infrastructure Services Running on OpenStack

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Innovation is at the heart of every company, and with innovation comes disruption. Businesses are disrupting markets and industries more and more by moving their workloads to the cloud.

Cloud empowers rapid deployments from dev/test to staging to production – allowing developers to quickly develop next generation applications. Whether on-premises or built in the cloud, what once took weeks now takes hours or minutes to spin up. Being able to quickly procure and provision the necessary resources is where IBM can help.

IBM’s Cloud provides a set of infrastructure services that developers can easily use to provision resources, store data, and share data quickly.

Provided as IBM Cloud services running on OpenStack, IBM Virtual Servers, IBM Object Storage, IBM Block Storage, and IBM VPN provide ease of use in deploying resources within a cloud. Backed by open standards and a strong community, these infrastructure services allow developers to:

  • Rapidly deploy and manage individual or large groups of compute, storage, and network resources
  • Manage resources using non-proprietary OpenStack APIs within a UI or CLI
  • Easily customize configurations and integrate across multiple clouds, regardless of deployment model

Cloud deployments can be very simple, running workloads solely on a public cloud. But more often the case, cloud consists of heterogeneous deployments. Businesses may elect to run some workloads in a public cloud, run other workloads in a dedicated cloud, and store data locally, on-premises. This requires seamless integration between the various deployments. IBM Cloud infrastructure services use OpenStack APIs for interoperability between heterogeneous cloud deployment models.

IBM Cloud IaaS Running on OpenStack
IBM Virtual Servers OpenStack Nova APIs
IBM Block Storage OpenStack Cinder APIs
IBM Object Storage OpenStack Swift APIs
IBM VPN OpenStack Neutron APIs

IBM Cloud Infrastructure services with corresponding OpenStack APIs

Developers can programmatically deploy and manage compute, storage, and network resources on demand, with the ability to connect on-premises. IBM’s Cloud also provides an entire spectrum of services to build applications through integrated platform services:

IBM Cloud empowers rapid innovation by providing a complete end to end stack
IBM Cloud empowers rapid innovation by providing a complete end to end stack

From DevOps to Internet of Things to Watson, IBM’s Cloud provides a one-stop shop for end-to-end application development in a managed and hosted cloud environment. This allows developers to focus on developing while equipping them with capabilities for monitoring, zero downtime, analytics, predictive insights, speech to text, cognitive, and much more.

Innovation is produced by speed and agility to pivot, and that is exactly what IBM Cloud OpenStack IaaS components provide. Developers can quickly ramp up an entire platform that inherently supports non-proprietary APIs. This agile and portable nature of an open platform allows developers to move workloads to their locality of choice, positioning them to reap the values of Watson, DevOps, IoT, and Mobile capabilities.

IBM Cloud infrastructure services are the foundation for building and developing applications on the cloud with speed and portability. Running on open source software with OpenStack allows for flexibility and agility when deploying resources across any cloud. Cognitive, IoT, and DevOps capabilities further accentuate the value for running workloads with IBM’s Cloud.

For more information please visit IBM Bluemix.

You can also follow me @milan3patel – would love to hear how you fly in the clouds! Happy innovating!

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