smartcloud-provisioning

IBM SmartCloud Provisioning: Added value for business

An overview of the benefits of provisioning and specifically how SmartCloud Provisioning can help.

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I have a virtualized infrastructure. Do I have cloud?

It seems that the cloud concept sometimes is still being misunderstood because those products are responsible for virtualization, not provisioning.

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IBM PureFlex for private cloud solutions

An overview of how IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and Service Delivery Manager work with IBM PureFlex.

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Infrastructure optimisation using cloud for higher education

In this post I cover the optimisation of the infrastructure that underpins the three pillars of higher education.

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A simple way to customize an image at deployment time using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1

I want to share with you a simple but effective capability for automatically configuring an image at deployment time in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1.

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Building virtual images in a scripting environment with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

How you can script the building of virtual images by using the Image Construction and Composition Tool provided by IBM SmartCloud Provisioning.

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Managing access in an IBM SmartCloud Provisioning cloud

A cloud is typically a shared environment and we do not want everyone to have access to everything. Privacy is important.

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Understanding image capabilities with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 introduces PaaS capabilities with the possibility to create blueprints to standardize the deployment of complex tiered applications.

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An effective integration between IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and IBM Tivoli Monitoring

How can I "easily" monitor the performance and availability of the OS and applications of launched instances?

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Cloud image consolidation

Create and maintain a small image catalog by creating a few standard configurations depending on the user's job role.

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Drift detection of virtual instances using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

In this blog post, I describe a root-cause detection scenario using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning.

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Lessons learned: IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

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.

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