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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]
I really liked the post “ Rapid deployments with IBM
SmartCloud Provisioning ” that explains
how simple and fast it is to deploy instances using SmartCloud Provisioning. But if is also important to have a flexible way for passing parameters during
the deployment in order to configure and/or customize the deployed instances. IBM SmartCloud Provisioning provides in the
launch instance panel, and also using the CLI, the “user_data” text field that
can be used for this scope. It is
inspired to the Amazon EC2 instance metadata and here you... [More]
Get involved with the new IBM DevOps project and beta on Jazz.net-- IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery is an agile, scalable and flexible solution for end-to-end lifecycle
management and automation, creating an environment that takes
collaboration between Development and Operation teams to the next level. Learn more.
Was out for a few drinks last week with friends from the
local tech community where we try to solve the world’s problems. We were enjoying sitting in the sunshine and
warm weather on the patio of a local brewery discussing the interesting topics
of the week. Before we got into the
presidential election the talk turned to virtualization, of course, and the
current directions their companies are taking.
Everyone has heard about the pricing actions from VMware causing major
concerns from their customers, but these topics to me always... [More]
Hosted by developerWorks: 27 September 2012, 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.mEST Most organizations are embracing virtualization and some level of
cloud computing. They
are facing the inevitable problems associated with security and VM
sprawl which results from the rapid proliferation of virtual machines.
Two of the most critical problems to address in virtual machine
management are the patching of all these new virtual systems and
ensuring that they are complaint with corporate and security standards. Join
this session... [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 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 Asia... [More]
Interim fix 1 for IBM Service Agility Accelerator for Cloud 1.1 (
1.1.0-TIV-ISAAC-IF0001) has been published. You can download it from FixCentral It addresses three defects related to the deployment of windows images. More in details, if fixes the following issues: Launch windows persistent instance failed: after launching windows persistent instance, the instance will be in stopped status and not able to run. Not able to run persistent instance on VMware hyper node Lack of support for windows 7 and 2008 sysprep-ed images: not able to... [More]
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Today IBM announced new SmartCloud Foundation capabilities to help organizations realize the potential of cloud computing. Watch the replay of the IBM SmartCloud launch webcast , to learn more about how the new announcements, including IBM SmartCloud Provisioning (delivered by IBM Service Agility Accelerator for Cloud ), can help customers move beyond virtualization to more advanced cloud deployments.
Even though server proliferation can be partially addressed through virtualization, the usage of virtual and physical assets becomes complex to accurately assess or manage. Cost management is crucial to integrate into overall service management, especially with a move into cloud. This webcast discusses how to implement a financial management roadmap and the key requirements for cloud transparency-- the ability to allocate IT costs, usage, and value. Register today: http://bit.ly/VXXxl3
The fix is downloadable from Fix Central and it is identified as 1.2.0-TIV-ISCP-IF0001 It addresses the following problems: The Activation Engine inside images built with Image Construction and Composition Tool hangs on configNTP. The size of images checked out from Virtual Image Library in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning is zero. Blank instance row in the webconsole Instances running on the hypervisor are not shown in the output of iaas-describe-instances Capturing the instance hosting Virtual Image Library fails Unable to capture images bigger... [More]
Do you know that a special limited time offer went live on August 14th 2012? The offer ends on November 14th 2012 The promotion cuts 50% list price for IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. For example, for USA, the price gets down from 250 USD per RVU to 125 USD per RVU. Moreover you can download from here a 60 day no charge trial. IBM SmartCloud Provisioning seamlessly integrates with key IBM offerings for advanced levels of monitoring, security, storage and cloud optimization. Join the cloud management integrations community and learn more about... [More]
A hotfix for Tivoli Service Automation Manager 7.2.2 that contains a fix to
a small but important installation issue as well as some enhancements for migrating from the previous version is now available on the IBM Support Portal.
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]