One of the things I like most about IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator is that it allows different actors to do different tasks. This is not just a matter of assigning roles and playing with multitenancy aspects, but also involves the capability for the IT department running the cloud to fragment the work in such a way […]
Cloud is everywhere! You send documents and pictures to the cloud. You sync your device to the cloud. You don’t know where your information is, but you know it’s stored in the cloud. As a user of a public cloud, you don’t need to understand how it works—you just know it does. Now let’s talk […]
In my first post, I discussed how combining deployment automation and software-defined environments (SDE) reduces application delivery time and increases agility. In this post, I look at these two solutions in greater depth. In summary, the two solutions deliver the following benefits: • Deployment automation streamlines the deployment of applications to the development, test and […]
Today, companies are looking at all the different ways to be in the cloud. You might choose to start with a private cloud, but, given the expected evolution of cloud computing, you might want to seriously consider implementing this private cloud with an OpenStack orchestrator. By doing so, you can avoid closing the door to […]
In this post I would like to highlight an important feature of IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator V2.3. This feature is the ability to extend and enrich its functionalities by providing “content packages to enable SmartCloud Orchestrator to use the features that are delivered by external software and infrastructure devices” and to integrate them with the client’s […]
Have you upgraded IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator (SCO)? My private cloud is currently running SCO 2.3 and provides services to IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (C&SI; formerly Tivoli Software) test, development and support engineers worldwide. I currently have one VMware region, two kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) regions and one IBM PowerVM region supporting over 1,000 VMs […]
Like most other companies, IBM has faced a lab (asset) transformation initiative to replace physical servers with virtual resources over the past few years. This initiative has affected every development, test and support engineer, and this blog post outlines how one L2 support member leveraged the IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator (SCO) environment. If you were anything […]
I was inspired to write this post after attending an IBM Pulse 2014 session presented by Philippe Labussière, cloud director at Sogeti, and Guilhaume Garcia, cloud IT specialist from the IBM Client Center in Montpellier, France. By demonstrating a live environment managing four different clouds, they showed us how easy cloud usage could be. So on this […]
Here are some of the enhancements you can look forward to with IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator 2.3 (SCO 2.3).
How SmartCloud Orchestrator 2.2 can save time and boost efficiency.