The latest EETimes article: IBM Hawks Open Software-Defined Environments precisely talks about IBM’s ground breaking SDE leadership built on OpenStack to virtualize end-to-end data center infrastructure (from computer hardware to middleware to end-user software).
Matt Hogstrom, CTO, IBM Software Defined Environment in his interview with EETimes author- R. Colin Johnson focused on IBM’s approach towards supporting the complete stack of the data center set-up along with backing the SDE efforts for OpenStack Foundation. With IBM Open Software Defined Environments (SDEs) based on OpenStack, data center infrastructures can:
Achieve integrated and interoperable cloud infrastructure management between service providers and their consumers and developers
Enable organizations to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver new services with maximum application uptime and uninterrupted business operations
Enable data center administrators to use a single graphical user interface to do everything from deploying virtual machines to assigning storage to configuring networks
Allow a solution definition to be cast into a reusable software pattern that can be instantiated as an infrastructure pattern by virtue of application programmer interfaces (APIs)
Concentrate on open-standards environment that brings integration and collaboration so that others can pick them (patterns) up and deploy them anywhere
IBM is one of the platinum members and chairs among Board of Directors in OpenStack consortium. OpenStack is a worldwide association of 150 developers and cloud computing technologists fabricating the widespread open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. IBM’s collaboration with OpenStack has allowed customers to confidently accelerate their business through flexible technology and quicker innovation and enabled their IT infrastructures to become simplified, responsive and adaptive!
IBM Systems and Technology Group