IBM is a strong believer in the open standards approach of OpenStack for Cloud middleware, and IBM is now delivering a great new product, Cloud Manager with OpenStack 4.1 (CMO), based on the latest OpenStack Icehouse release. CMO 4.1 enables many standards-based Icehouse capabilities, including orchestration and metering. An easy-to-deploy, simple-to-use cloud management solution, CMO 4.1 also features a self-service portal for workload provisioning in a virtualized environment:
It supports all IBM server architectures and major hypervisors.
It allows you to expand from a private cloud solution to remote capacity as needed
Without significant re-investment, you can easily move to advanced IBM cloud capabilities
With IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack V4.1 (based upon the OpenStack project), you can take advantage of:
Simplified implementation and advanced resource management that is backed by IBM enterprise-grade lab services and support
Complete access to OpenStack APIs (Application Programming Interfaces)
Easy customization via a REST API to help you tailor the product to unique business environments
A modular, flexible design that offers rapid innovation, interoperability, and freedom from being vendor locked-in
The recent talk by Tammy Van Hove, Distinguished Engineer from IBM at the OpenStack Summit in mid-May, 2014 describes how IBM's CMO 4.1 fully utilizes OpenStack technology. During her presentation, Tammy covered end-to-end capabilities of CMO 4.1 including its applications and use cases, user types, etc. Her presentation brought great excitement and attention towards this unique addition by IBM. I am sure this presentation will also help you in many ways. Check it out here for some interesting takeaways. Let me know if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re doing many more progresses in cloud, software defined environments and open technologies. Follow @IBMSDE on Twitter for more updates.
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