IBM SmartCloud Entry enables customers to work with virtual appliances and workloads, focusing on the user’s perspective.
In order to support private cloud implementations, organizations must align across the several technical disciplines.
IBM Workload Deployer is an appliance that is packaged with software to manage resources in a cloud computing environment to deploy WebSphere patterns.
The main advantage I have seen with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning is the speed at which it can deploy and destroy machines. In this example, I deploy a base image, customize it for a test, capture that image for later use, and then create a test set with the new modified image.
The TEM patch process uses the TEM standard infrastructure, and one of the challenges with this process for some AIX customers is that it downloads the patches to the local file system for deployment. This way can be extremely challenging on AIX where disk space is at a premium. In this article, I describe the process of using an exiting NFS-based patch process and integrating it into TEM.
One important aspect of hybrid clouds is to have a common service management platform. The ability to provision resources, monitor resources, synchronize LDAP directories, and govern and manage workload through a common interface is extremely valuable.
Pulse 2012 gave customers four days of sessions focused on Cloud, Mobility, Smarter Physical Infrastructure, Security and Compliance, and Service Assurance. The Cloud and the DevOps story provided at Pulse gave customers and IBM Business Partners an in-depth view of how IBM solutions could help solve real world challenges.
IBM SmartCloud Monitoring provides event management and analytics for private cloud environments. It includes information about both physical and virtual infrastructure components that cloud administrators can use to optimize their private cloud hardware.