We're excited to announce our new GPU family—accelerated compute "ac1" flavors.
Our virtual server offering, like our brand, has undergone some changes. With this redefinition, we've taken the time to truly understand the experiences you want us to deliver.
We’ve learned that on-premises workloads are deployed with existing licensing models. Leveraging those existing investments, optimizing them, and having the ability to bring those into the cloud, is a critical decision point for enterprise companies making the move to cloud.
Control and cloud have not necessarily been considered mutually exclusive – this has been a fundamental pain in building applications with granular control according to our clients "I want full control over workload placement like I have on-premises but I also want the scale of cloud." Conversations like workload co-location and anti-colocation come into play, where workloads require placement on the same or different underlying physical hardware. Think about an analytics solution that is being developed. There is not just one instance of the analytics application, there are two or three. Each of which require being developed on different physical hardware requiring fine grain placement control, so in the case of one failure, the other two applications remain unaffected.
The cognitive, enterprise grade cloud platform isn't just for enterprises. Startups are growing at an unprecedented rate and these same startups consume like the enterprise, build like the enterprise, and become the enterprise. Today, Gliding Eagle's global trade application runs on IBM Bluemix Virtual Servers. This allows them to reach clients across the world with global availability.
Cloud is synonymous with innovation. In the early days of cloud, it was a tactical decision for businesses to migrate workloads and processes. Businesses wanted to recalibrate IT spending, so they kicked a few servers out from under their desks and started storing some data with a cloud provider. My, how things have changed.
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 compute, storage, and network resources, manage resources using non-proprietary OpenStack APIs within a UI or CLI, and easily customize configurations and integrate across multiple clouds, regardless of deployment model.
The IBM Virtual Servers cloud service, powered by OpenStack, is available as a beta on 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. IBM Virtual Machines will be showcased at InterConnect!