At VMworld Europe today, IBM Cloud and VMware announced a number of new solutions and capabilities. Throughout the week, we will host multiple sessions to share more information on the features and solutions now available from IBM Cloud.
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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.
IBM Bluemix allows you to pick the right infrastructure for deploying your applications, but how do you know what is right for you? IBM Bluemix offers four ways for you to run your applications. These environments, referred to as compute options, are: IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk (OpenWhisk), Instant Runtimes (Cloud Foundry), IBM Containers (Docker), and Virtual Machines (OpenStack).
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.
IBM Block Storage for Bluemix enables developers to provision and manage persistent, on-demand storage for their IBM Virtual Servers and applications that require high performing, low-latency storage. The service helps developers manage storage volumes independent of runtimes. We created a digital innovation platform to make developers’ lives easier, and are confident that managing your block storage volumes has never been more simple or scalable. This post shows you how to provision and manage the lifecycle of your block storage volumes. More...
IBM Block Storage for Bluemix beta service is now available in London! Use this beta service to provision and manage persistent, on-demand storage for your IBM Virtual Servers and their applications that require high performing, low latency storage. Block storage management has never been easier. The service dashboard gives you a quick view of your storage consumption, and the ability to provision and manage volumes and snapshots with a few clicks of a button.