Initially, the primary purpose of this blog will be to discuss user group activities, individual publications relating cloud, and my other professional activities relating to cloud computing. In particular, initially, this will relate to IBM SmartCloud Enterprise (SCE) at www.ibm.com/cloud/enterprise, which has been my primary focus for the last three years. Today, I will write about our SCE API User Group.
The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group is a technical community that I host to help users of the APIs understand them and provide a place to ask questions. The group includes customers, IBM Business Partners, independent software vendors, and IBM employees who share a common interest in understanding the APIs of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering. There are two meetings every month, one in a US / Europe time and one in an Asia Pacific time. Meetings are via conference call with web meetings using IBM SmartCloud Meetings (aka LotusLive).
The last meeting was this Wednesday (April 25). Alexei Karve presented on the IBM Image Construction and Composition Toolkit (ICCT) and Software Bundles in SCE. It was part 2 of a presentation in March, also by Alexei. In the first presentation Alexei discussed using ICCT to create software bundles and creating customized images with software bundles. In this week's presentation he discussed cloning and manually customizing image template topologies and building software bundle with dependencies. The materials for the presentation are available in the SCE asset catalog at the link
Alternatively, search in the SCE asset catalog for the text 'Software Bundles in SCE.' You will need a cloud user account to access it, which is free and relatively easy to create. Follow the link Product Information | Learn more on the main page if you do not have currently have an account. There is a currently (between 12 April and 28 May) a free promotion program for new customers.
The next meeting of the API User Group will be on May 23 for US / Europe time and May 24 for Asia Pacific time. Please let me know if you wish to be added to the invitation list by sending an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.
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