Looking to build your next project on the IBM Cloud and not sure where to start?
We’re now offering four distinct public virtual server families. With this enhancement to our public virtual servers, we're taking the guesswork out of provisioning the best instance flavor for your workload needs.
We're excited to announce three new compute capabilities available in Bluemix that work together to give IBM Cloud clients faster virtual server provisioning, greater virtual server placement control, and greater ease-of-use.
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.
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.
IBM Virtual Servers (formerly known as IBM Virtual Machines) is a hosted cloud environment, part of IBM Bluemix, that you can use to build, run, manage, and monitor your applications, while maintaining the control over your apps and the middleware on which they run. IBM Virtual Servers is currently available as a BETA service.
What’s better than an IBM Virtual Server? An IBM Virtual Server with IBM Block Storage attached to it! Here’s why: Our persistent Block Storage beta service for Bluemix gives VS users higher availability and increased flexibility to manage on-demand storage for high-performing, low-latency applications. In this post, I will explain how to get started.
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.