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.
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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]
You’re probably wondering what the classic cue for a film take has to do with DevOps. Well in fact there are many similarities between it and continuous software delivery. But before we go into movie making let’s set the stage. The emergence of big data, cloud and mobility to address today's business challenges is driving a proliferation of new applications on top of the core business applications from vendors such as SAP, Microsoft and Oracle. As a consequence, IT environments are becoming much more complex, more diverse,... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator , the first new private cloud offering based on OpenStack and other cloud standards, is now available. Users are looking for Cloud solutions that increase agility, cost savings and offer a competitive advantage. IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator exceeds those needs:
Patterns of expertise learned from decades of successful Client and Partner Engagements - SmartCloud Orchestrator captures best practices for complex tasks, abstracted not hardcoded. Built in best practices KPIs, Measurement & Policies... [More]
A Control Center for Next Generation IT Asset and Service Management
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and opportunity for Q&A, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA and 6:00
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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]
TUC Webcast: Maximize the Benefits of Virtualization for Greater ROI Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast and opportunity for Q&A, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA. Click here to reserve your webcast seat now
About this Webcast:
Challenges with virtualized environments are driving the shift to
increased integration of service management capabilities such as image
and patch management, high-scale provisioning, monitoring, storage and
security. In this webcast, learn how organizations can... [More]
TUC Webcast: Top
5 Reasons to check out the ‘Jazz For Service Management’ Beta! Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast and
opportunity for Q&A, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA.
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This Webcast will introduce the Top 5 reasons TUC members should
check out the Jazz for Service Management beta. The webcast will include
a realtime, live demonstration of Jazz for Service Management, showcasing the
value of linked data for simplifying integration across existing... [More]
Please join the Tivoli User
Community for their next webcast on IBM Smartcloud Consumer Monitoring. This webcast will be held on
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET, USA. Reserve your webcast seat now
IBM SmartCloud Consumer Monitoring is a new product
developed for cloud consumers and service providers. An innovative new architecture embeds
monitoring technology in library images, so newly deployed VMs are discovered
and monitored within seconds of being instantiated. “Fabric Nodes” used innovative... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1.0 Fixpack 1 has been released at the end of November.
This fixpack adds support for zLinux as managed-to platform and
include a few enhancements in the network segregation space, image
management, ldap management
A few more details about enhancements:
you can now use the "Resetting connection" button even if you have
images provisioned on that hypervisor (of course the hypervisor should
be in maintenance mode in the Workload Deployer). This allows you for
example to... [More]
Are you a cloud addicted? Do you want to be always updated on the latest technologies? Do you want to contribute to development decisions in the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning world? Are just curios to see what's cooking in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning development? If you answered "yes", have a look at the Upcoming Feature page in the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning WIKI . It starts getting populated with recorded demos and screenshots showing what is currently into the developers'mind. Each page is equipped with a set of buttons to... [More]
DevOps has become something of a buzzword lately but the idea behind it can be truly powerful. Using a combination of technology and best practices to increase collaboration between development and operations teams can accelerate the application development lifecycle while improving software quality and reducing costs. For many, the development process has become more complex and segregated from operations. Factors such as inefficient communications, manual processes and poor visibility into the deployment process result in production... [More]
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The benefits of virtualization,
have spurred many organizations to move toward a virtual infrastructure. While
these organizations enjoy accelerated service delivery and resource
optimization to reduced costs for IT resources, they have also frequently experienced
a new set of management complexities. The nature of the virtual environment,
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]
Version 2.1 of the Service Health for IBM® SmartCloud Provisioning has been released, and is availble for download from the IBM Integrated Service Management Library (ISML, see link below). This offering provides prebuilt integrations between IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and IBM SmartCloud Monitoring , allowing you to increase the performance and resilience of your IBM SmartCloud Provisioning infrastructure through identification of performance issues. This solution is installed using the IBM Installation Manager. The installation uses the IBM... [More]
Starting from August 10th 2012, SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1 is generally available.
Here is a synthesis of the new features added: Support for vCenter and VMControl hypervisor managers Support for Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor Capability to deploy patterns Capability to deploy images with more than one disk Capability to check image compatibility and automatically remediate it for HSLT cloud groups Capability to manage legacy virtual machines residing on vCenter via SmartCloud Provisioning self service UI Live migration for KVM... [More]