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From archive: July 2011 X
This week IBM is delivering enhanced capabilities to optimize IT service delivery through a new release of IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager--providing even greater value to customers. TSAM enables a more modern and dynamic data center, allowing users to request, deploy, monitor and manage cloud computing services. Key differentiators include solution transparency, ease of use and cost savings.The new release allows IT service providers to onboard multiple customers, deploy IT services very quickly across multiple platforms and hypervisors, maximize resource utilization and drive cloud operations effectiveness and efficiency by adding storage support and expanding on network integration. http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/service-auto-mgr/
ValoryBatchellor 0600012GU5 Tags:  iaas virtual hslt deployment tivoli vde provisioning cloud 8,905 Views
We are happy to announce that a Beta program is underway for the Tivoli Virtual Deployment Engine (VDE), also known as High Scale Low Touch (HSLT).
VDE will provide a low-cost, easy to implement cloud solution to fulfil demand for rapid deployment of virtual machines and storage in high or low volume environments with massive scalability, high resiliency and low management costs. It's been in development for a number of months and is now ready for wider trials with our customers. Those who have witnessed it first hand are highly impressed with the speed of deployment and the fast time-to-value.
The main features of this exciting new capability are:
- Quick deployment times of VM and storage - even for thousands of virtual images, eg:
- Low overhead approaches to image instantiation, recovery and management
- Self-service feature to give end users easy and fast access to the virtual components they require
- Distributed design avoids single point of failure. Recovery from failures is automatic and immediate, not manual and time-consuming
- Reduced administration and maintenance effort
You can now download and deploy the Beta code in your own test environment, and see for yourself.
Design presentations, demonstrations and documentation are all available on our Discussion Forum, which all participants will be given access to. As well as giving you direct contact with the Development team, the Forum also gives you the opportunity to connect with our other participating customers and business partners.
Beta Programs give you an unrivalled opportunity to influence the direction of products so that they suit the way you do business, and to try new or updated solutions in your own environment free of charge.
If you would like to join the Beta program or simply want more information, please contact the Beta Manager, Valory Batchellor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We're pleased to announce that the IBM Champion program, hosted by developerWorks, has expanded to recognize and reward clients and partners who evangelize and advocate Tivoli Software, share their expertise, and help grow the community.
The IBM Champion program recognizes exceptional contributors to the technical community -- clients and partners who work alongside IBM to build solutions for a smarter planet. An IBM Champion is an individual who leads and mentors his or her peers and motivates them toward IBM solutions and services. Champions can be found running user groups, managing websites, speaking at conferences, answering questions in online forums, and writing blogs, submitting wiki articles, sharing how-to videos, and writing technical books.
The IBM Champion program recognizes and thanks these innovative thought leaders, amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence in the technical community.
Benefits for an IBM Champion
In addition to merchandise customized with the IBM Champion logo, IBM Champions will receive special visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at IBM events and conferences. They will receive special access to product development teams, and invitations and discounts to events and conferences. IBM Champions will receive online recognition via their Tivoli Community profiles (on Service Management Connect and the Tivoli User Community), with a special designation of "IBM Champion" and a listing of notable achievements. IBM Champions retain their title for one year, after which they can apply for renewal.
Nomination process and eligibility
Self nominations and nominations by proxy will be accepted online through August 13th, 2011. A panel of IBMers will evaluate each nominee's contributions over the past 12 months, considering community impact, expertise, and overall community contributions, both in terms of quality and level of participation across a wide variety of activities. Nominees will be notified by IBM if they are selected. Although IBM employees are not eligible for the program, they are encouraged to nominate deserving partners and clients.
For more information To learn more about the IBM Champion program and to submit a nomination, visit: