IBM OpenStack Virtual Servers at InterConnect 2016

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As of May 23rd IBM Bluemix Container Service now provides a native Kubernetes operations experience while removing the burden of maintaining master nodes. Kubernetes itself is based on the Docker engine for managing software images and instantiating containers. Get the details.

Get hands on with IBM Virtual Servers at InterConnect 2016, February 21-25 – MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay.

The IBM Virtual Servers cloud service, powered by OpenStack, is available as a beta on IBM’s cloud platform, IBM Bluemix. This service, in addition to IBM Containers and Cloud Foundry Runtimes, provide a proven compute option with maximum flexibility and control through an IBM designed experience or community driven, open standard APIs.

Gartner predicts that by the end of 2017, 50% of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments.* IBM Virtual Servers run on OpenStack -> open source software that allows users to deploy and manage large groups of compute, network, and storage resources. OpenStack’s open architecture empowers for cross-cloud, heterogeneous integration with its non-proprietary APIs.

Today, the IBM Virtual Server service BETA, powered by OpenStack, provide users with:

  • Rapid provisioning times within minutes in the public cloud
  • Ability to see real time resource utilization
  • Pre-defined and importable images from local machines or OpenStack App Catalog
  • Snapshot capability and attachment/detachment to block volumes
  • Post creation automation and configuration of images
  • UI and CLI interface
  • Pre-defined and customizable Security Groups
  • Deployment of groups to scale workloads

IBM Virtual Machines will be showcased at InterConnect during the following sessions:

We will also be showcased in the Expo at the IBM Cloud PED #539 and have boots on the ground – please connect with us.

You can also reach us on twitter – @milan3patel, @Jojari_, @kelmmatt, @conradjjohnson, and @greghint.

*Gartner Report

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