An overview of the benefits of provisioning and specifically how SmartCloud Provisioning can help.
It seems that the cloud concept sometimes is still being misunderstood because those products are responsible for virtualization, not provisioning.
In this post I cover the optimisation of the infrastructure that underpins the three pillars of higher education.
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.
How you can script the building of virtual images by using the Image Construction and Composition Tool provided by IBM SmartCloud Provisioning.
A cloud is typically a shared environment and we do not want everyone to have access to everything. Privacy is important.
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 introduces PaaS capabilities with the possibility to create blueprints to standardize the deployment of complex tiered applications.
How can I "easily" monitor the performance and availability of the OS and applications of launched instances?
In this blog post, I describe a root-cause detection scenario using 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.