Explore how the PureApplication Service on SoftLayer can help you deploy a complex BPM, portal, analytics, mobile, and database or application workload using patterns -- Kane Scarlett, developerWorks
You've built a enterprise cloud application. In that experience, you've taken great pains to build in interoperability so that your application is accessible for most devices under most circumstances. You've been careful to build in portability so that your app can be deployed to as many different environments as proves to be productive. And you've probably used virtual application patterns to capture experience and expertise to make your app the best it can be.
Have you ever considered the rest of the deployment process, deploment on the environment? Don't laugh; some developers and programmers still see application development and deployment as ending once the app is "launched" into the cloud environment. But master developers realize that controlling environmental parameters is as important as a top-notch crafted application in a successful deployment.
That's where IBM PureApplication System, an expert integrated cloud system, comes in. Actually, it's the PureApplication Service for the SoftLayer infrastructure that I'm focused on. PureApplication Service on SoftLayer allows you to deploy complex environment components -- portal, analytics, mobile, business process, database, or application workloads -- on SoftLayer using patterns, then you can export and deploy these patterns on premise for production with IBM PureApplication System.
In other words, this service enables on-premise-to-off-premise and off-premise-to-on-premise use cases. It helps you save time and effort by enabling you to build complex deployments that are guaranteed to run in hybrid environments.
In this video, Jason McGee, IBM Fellow and CTO of PureApplication System, explains how PureApplication Service on SoftLayer can help you build deployments that operate successfully in hybrid systems. In a follow-up demo, you can see how to deploy a mobile application to a public cloud using a pattern and the service, as well as how to use the service to move an application to an on-premise cloud.
In a series of further videos, he answers the following questions:
And a host of other experts explain the connection between PureApplication Service on SoftLayer and IBM Bluemix in this short video.