Welcome to the Cloud/ Virtualization Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from Cloud and Virtualization experts. This Blog provides insights into the Cloud/Virtualization Management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM
There's still time to sign up for the IBM webcast: Managing the Cloud – Best practices for cloud service management Organizations today are looking to cloud computing to deliver cost savings and faster service delivery. However, most organizations are still struggling to have the basic IT infrastructure that is necessary to take the leap to a robust cloud. This session will explain how service management can help provide the essentials to maintain service levels in the cloud and best practices based on IBM's work with customers. This... [More]
If you are interested in IBM Service Agility Accelerator, if you would like to discuss technical topics related the product, join our forum. Users with all experience levels are invited to contribute. All
information is for community discussion and should not be considered IBM
If you would like to easily access information related to IBM Service Agility Accelerator for cloud, visit our wiki
Join us for the Managing the Cloud Webcast series to learn more about best practices, technical approaches and capabilities to help solve your business and technical challenges in the cloud. Sign up for these free 1 hour webcasts today. Best practices for cloud service management - Nov 8, 12-1EST Organizations today are looking to cloud computing to deliver cost savings and faster service delivery. However, most organizations are still struggling to have the basic IT infrastructure that is necessary to take the leap to a robust cloud. This... [More]
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... [More]
Upgrading WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance environment service level using Secure Copy Protocol John Zucker Cloud technical consultant IBM Innovation Centre Hursley The purpose of the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance (WCA) is to allow application configurations -- which are customizable to the virtual infrastructure environments required for particular projects -- to be deployed and maintained, so as to be ready to run distributed applications on the project's available cloud. The environments typically contain all the elements of WebSphere... [More]
The Tivoli User Community presents a free webcast with the IBM Cloud team: EXTENDING YOUR ACTUALIZATION INTO THE CLOUD - a Community Focus Webcast Webcast time: June 9, 2011 -- 11:00AM Eastern USA Sign up for this webcast >> To learn more about the TUC Community Focus on Cloud and Virtualization click here The Tivoli User Community offers FREE Webcasts to all members. Click here to join today Webcast Description: The benefits from cloud computing seem clear: cost reduction, better flexibility, scale to meet business demands, etc. ... [More]
The Tivoli User Community (TUC) has a second quarter Community Focus on Cloud and Virtualization. It's a great time to check out the TUC and collaborate with some of the other 27,000 Tivoli Users. There may even be a local User Group in your area; there are more than 160 local groups world wide as well as ten virtual user groups, grouped by product focus areas. Each quarter the TUC reaches far and wide to bring together many different view points, presentations, and "experts on tap" to discuss a hot topic that the members have... [More]
I wanted to let everyone know that a Trial Virtual Machine is available for the SmartCloud Monitoring version 7.2 FP1 product. The Trial provides a 90 day trial of the software to monitor your virtualized environment and includes the Capacity Planning tools for VMware and PowerVM. These tools can help you optimize your virtualized environment and save money.
Within a few hours you can have the Virtual Machine up and running and monitoring your Virtualized environment.
This is a... [More]
IBM made a significant commitment to OpenStack by joining the OpenStack Foundation as a Platinum Member. The IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator v2.2 product has adopted OpenStack to provide enterprises the functionality needed to effectively create and manage their cloud implementations.
The IBM Cloud Labs team is innovating in the area of cloud analytics. A new feature has been created named Information Hub for SmartCloud Orchestrator that adds exciting new reporting dashboards. The new... [More]
Is Cloud the Next Utility , hmmm there's an interesting thought. I know many of us are still trying to define "what is Cloud" and "what does Cloud mean for my business." I spend my days in IBM's Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure team working on bringing "Cloud Solutions" to our customers. This turns out to be simply helping customers use what they have, maybe with a little twist, to build out their data center in a more robust, efficient manner. It's all about helping them meet... [More]
I am pleased to announce that we have a new public forum for SmartCloud Orchestrator where users can discuss technical topics related to the product and address questions they might have.
SmartCloud Orchestrator has just been released. It is IBM's new private cloud offering based on OpenStack and other cloud standards.
You can read more about it in the Announcement Letter and we would be very happy to see you join the SmartCloud Orchestrator beta program.
This forum is a discussion platform and does... [More]
Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast, Best Practices in Data Center Infrastructure Management with the new IBM and Emerson Network Power Solution , on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA.
Click Here to Register Now!
IBM and Emerson Network Power have recently partnered to provide an end-to-end Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution. This solution combines Tivoli's IT Service Management expertise with Emerson's real-time infrastructure... [More]
A Control Center for Next Generation IT Asset and Service Management
Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast
and opportunity for Q&A, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA and 6:00
PM ET USA.
Register for 11:00 AM ET USA:
Register for 6:00 PM ET USA:
In 2012, IBM
introduced the IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, a unified platform for IT Service
In Feb 2013,
we released updates to SmartCloud Control Desk, adding more features, and
another step towards... [More]
The challenges of
virtualized environments are driving the shift to greater integration of
service management capabilities such as image and patch management, high-scale
provisioning, monitoring, storage and security. Join us for this webcast to learn how
organizations can realize the full benefits of virtualization to reduce
management costs, decrease deployment time, increase visibility into
performance and maximize utilization.
If you're in North America, register here for the April 16th session: http:// bit.ly/Y1X32g If you're in... [More]
My team and I have been heads down working to get Smart Cloud Orchestrator , our newest cloud offering, to market. Last week we had our annual Pulse conference in Vegas. I'm just recovering from its aftermath now and wanted to write a short blog about the experience. It should be no surprise that folks like James Governer of Redmonk offered some interesting perspectives along with Infoworld , and Wired . While I am very pleased to hear the overwhelmingly positive press coverage, I am truly stoked about the direct customer feedback I... [More]