I recently attended the IBM Power Systems Technical University at Enterprise2013 conference. The IBM PowerVC (Power Virtualization Center) was a popular topic. Everyone was interested in a tool that is simple to use and can easily manage a virtualized environment.
IBM Power Virtualization Center (PowerVC) is the new advanced virtualization management offering, built on OpenStack, that delivers simplified virtualization management for IBM POWER Systems.
What it does:
Register physical hosts, a storage system, and network resources and use them to create a virtual environment.
Create, resize, and attach volumes to virtual machines.
Monitor the utilization of the resources that are in your environment.
Migrate virtual machines while they are running (hot migration).
Capture a running virtual machine that is configured just the way you want it to be. When you capture the virtual machine, an image is created that can be deployed multiple times in your environment.
Deploy images quickly to create new virtual machines that meet the demands of your ever-changing business needs.
Why you should have it:
PowerVC enables clients to improve resource utilization, reduce capital expense and power consumption, increase their agility to quickly respond to changing business requirements, manage scalability without adding complexity and dynamically adjust workloads to ease burden on systems management.
PowerVC is currently available in two editions and can manage Linux on Power and AIX, running on
Power hardware including Flex System POWER compute nodes. It currently supports IBM storage subsystem V7000.
Other external storage is supported via SVC.
- PowerVM Express edition; basic function - to manage through IVM
- PowerVM Standard edition; full function - to manage through HMC
For an enterprise company like IBM, who counts the world's very largest companies among our customers, security is our middle name. And although we have a rich portfolio of security products to match diverse user needs, accessing information about our security offerings is surprisingly easy.
The quick path for answers to your questions about security, technical solutions, and IBM's security portfolio is: http://ibm.com/security/, where you can find all we have to offer.
Big Data, of course, is a key area right now where security is of paramount importance, and Vijay Dheap, who leads Mobile Security Strategy and Big Data Security Intelligence Solutions for IBM, has started a must-read Security Intelligence blog at: http://securityintelligence.com/
Inclusive to effective Systems Management, our Tivoli brand is heavily focused on security and the following link is a good starting point for information about our Security, Risk and Compliance Management Solutions: http://ibm.com/software/tivoli/solutions/security/
IBM Global Entrepreneur - IBM Global Entrepreneur program IBM is interested in
partnering with startup software companies that are less than 5 years
old, privately held and are actively engaged in developing a technology
solution or service that align with our smarter planet vision.
part of our smarter planet vision, IBM is looking for entrepreneurs
with global ambitions to address world issues in energy, healthcare or
other key areas for building a smarter planet to solve enterprise
client’s biggest challenges. IBM Global Entrepreneur opens new doors
and resources to entrepreneurs who are bringing the next big idea to
Participating in IBM Global Entrepreneur provides the following support and resources: - No charge software on-site or in the cloud - Unlimited Technical guidance from IBM Project Resource Managers to assist in product development - Mentoring and networking through the IBM Innovation Centers - Access to IBM industry insights and education to better understand the enterprise customer - Visibility as part of the IBM Smarter Planet agenda
is uniquely positioned to help with our depth or resources, global
reach and experience with the world’s largest enterprise customers.
Program Manager, NA Global Entrepreneur ISV & Developer Relations
For as long as anyone can remember here in Silicon Valley, everyone knew how to get started writing the next insanely great app.
You got a LAMP stack with PHP. MySQL - or Ruby or Python if you really cared about being fully object oriented, and you started to code. And a a couple of months later you were checking to see if you had made TechCrunch.
But then reality set in and sooner or later you got in trouble over you database schema, and had to do a fair amount of rework. Something we over the years have seen quite a lot of here at the IBM Innovation Center in San Mateo when people have moved to DB2.
Apache CouchDB has an interesting story behind it for us at IBM. It was created by Damien Katz, a former IBM'er from his experience with IBM's Lotus Notes database, which is also a document db. So if one wants to, and who doesn't, one can say that IBM and Lotus Notes has given birth to one of the hottest open source document databases in the market today.
MongoDB is popular in the cloud while CouchDB also is popular on smartphones because of its synchronization functionality. For example it runs in an Erlang VM on Android.
Two very interesting NoSQL databases that we hear more and more about these days.
IBM PowerVC version 1.2.1 became available in Jun, 2014 includes significant enhancements for current and new clients.
PowerVC™ is the new advanced virtualization management offering, built on OpenStack, that delivers advanced virtualization management for IBM AIX® and Linux environments on IBM Power® Systems. PowerVC has quick time to value and low total cost of ownership, as the focus of this offering is simplicity and ease of use. IBM Power Systems servers now including POWER8 processors which, along with PowerVC technology are designed to help clients dynamically build an infrastructure that supports a Software Defined Environment or a Cloud infrastructure.
PowerVC enables Power Systems customers to lower their total cost of ownership with simplified ease of use and capabilities, easily deploy and move workloads and maximize resource utilization. PowerVC has been built to require little to no training to get moving on optimizing your Power Systems virtualization, with advanced placement policies and monitoring and management of VMs.
The enhancements include:
Support for PowerVM Shared Storage Pools (SSP)
Support for POWER8 processor-based systems
PowerVC has now been translated and localized for multiple languages including simplified and traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil)
Support to manage PowerKVM virtualized environments including support for:
Local storage, iSCSI data volumes, NFS
VM relocation, packing and striping scheduler policies
Open vswitch network virtualization support
Support for the CloudInit activation engine for Linux clients
PowerVC 1.2.1 is based on the Icehouse release of OpenStack
Support for Shared Storage Pools is one of the key enhancements for our existing clients. As many of you know, the availability of OpenStack drivers for fiber channel storage devices has been one of key challenges. Shared Storage Pools provides an alternative support path for storage devices not currently supported by OpenStack and PowerVC.
PowerVC 1.2.1 will include the capability to manage PowerKVM based systems such as the POWER8 processor-based S812L and S822L Linux only scale out systems. PowerKVM is intended to enable exploitation of Power Systems hardware capabilities while leveraging the Open Source community and Linux virtualization administration skills.
PowerVC 1.2.1 also introduces the CloudInit activation engine (currently only for Linux clients). CloudInit is an emerging Open Source project focused on the initial configuration of the virtual machine after deployment. The Virtual System Activation Engine will remain the default, but clients using PowerVC to deploy Linux can start leveraging CloudInit.
The management platform for PowerVC 1.2.1 is supported on RHEL 6.4 and 6.5 on Power or X86 hardware
For businesses, we wanted to create a system which allows line-of-business users to easily create applications without needing a high level of technical know-how, reduce the total cost of ownership by introducing cost savings inherent in the cloud, and enable businesses to rapidly adjust to their customer and client needs by leveraging the flexibility cloud applications provide--instant updates, new features deployed automatically (high responsiveness from the end-user's perspective).
By doing all of this, the goal is to provide a platform that allows everyone--the developers, the businesses, the end-users--to accelerate their exploration of cloud app capabilities, whether it be to solve social, mobile, or big data needs and challenges--or combinations of the three, to build the next generation of cloud applications and services.
On Monday November 11 SVForum’s Venture Finance and Startup SIG and the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley co-hosted an interactive panel discussion about what really goes on between a VC and a startup company before, during and after the financing negotiations.
The panelists shared negotiating tactics, discussed their experiences, and provided insight into the process of closing a venture capital financing.
Speakers include Richard Mordini of Javelin Venture Partners, David Greenbaum, Co-Founder & CEO of BoostCTR, which has received the venture capital investment, and Allison Leopold Tilley, Partner Pillsbury Law who provided the contractual and legal perspective on this process.
This was one of the biggest turnouts for any event here at the IBM Innovation Center in Foster City this year, including delegations from Colombia and South Korea made up of startup companies, VC and enterprise companies, who all wanted to learn how the startup process works here in Silicon Valley.
The steadily increasing global reach of Silicon Valley is something we here at the IBM Innovation Center are noticing all the time.
Which ones again demonstrates the important of being in the right place at the right time, just like the IBM Innovation Center at the heart of Silicon Valley.
Now Dr. John E. Kelly III, senior vice president and director of IBM Research and Steve Hamm have written a book about IBM's Watson and the era of Cognitive Cpmputing, to be published by Columbia Business School:
Today, the world is on the cusp of a new phase in the evolution of computing--the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM’s Watson on the TV game show Jeopardy! signaled the dawn of this new era. Now, scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology with the goal of creating machines that sense, learn, reason and interact with people in new ways. Cognitive systems will help people and organizations penetrate complexity and make better decisions—potentially transforming business and society. This is a comprehensive perspective on the future of technology and a call for government, academia and the global tech industry to help power this wave of innovation.
Living in Silicon Valley, we naturally pride ourselves on our innovativion skills. From one end of Silicon Valley to the next, the Valley is a virtual beehive of innovation.
On a recent trip to Nairobi I found myself in the happy situation of having to revise this first-world-centric view of the world.
The fact that Kenya, and especially Nairobi, is so advanced in mobile is not a coincidence. It is usually explained by the fact that Kenya has gone directly to mobile, bypassing land lines.
While that is true, it ignores the traditional Kenyan innovation skills, which has allowed mobile startup companies with very slender resources to create advanced mobile apps running on Feature phones and using SMS and USSD in truly ingenious ways.
M-Pesa, which is a mobile-phone based money transfer and microfinancing service for Safaricom and Vodacom, is currently the most developed mobile payment system in the world. And implemented on old-fashioned feature phones.
The Nairobi transportation system with matatus, public minibuses/commuter buses, conveys tens of thousands of commuters from the suburbs to downtown Nairobi. They in turn feed into motorcycles that carry the commuters to and from their homes to the bus stops.
A light-way and highly efficient transportation system.
Instead of pedestrian tunnels or bridges on the highways they often implement speed bumps that allow pedestrians to cross the highway between the speed bumps.
And when parts of the Nairobi airport burnt down recently, they quickly built up a new terminal by using a city of tents, for banks, the police, stores and waiting areas. All built up in a matter of days and all functioning surprisingly well.
Innovation doesn't have to involve large amounts of venture capital and advanced computers. It actuallt exists all over the world, with often highly interesting results.
The Really Small Message Broker enables messaging to and from tiny devices such as sensors and actuators over networks that might have low bandwidth, high cost, and varying reliability. "Publishers" send messages to the broker, which then distributes the messages to the "subscribers" who have requested to receive those messages.
Really Small Message Broker has a "bridge" that enables connections to other MQTT-capable servers; this bridge allows messages to be passed between Really Small Message Broker instances as well as to other MQTT servers such as Lotus Expeditor micro broker ("Microbroker") and WebSphere MQ. Both Microbroker and Really Small Message Broker can run in embedded systems in order to provide a messaging infrastructure in remote installations and pervasive environments. However, Really Small Message Broker needs about 100 times less memory to run than Microbroker; therefore, it can extend the reach of the MQTT messaging infrastructure further.
An MQTT client for C is included. MQTT clients for Java and C are also available for download in the WebSphere MQ SupportPacs IA92 and IA93. The Java client in IA92 contains a useful MQTT Exerciser GUI sample. You can also write your own clients using the MQTT specification
MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/"Internet of Things" connectivity protocol. It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium. For example, it has been used in sensors communicating to a broker via satellite link, over occasional dial-up connections with healthcare providers, and in a range of home automation and small device scenarios. It is also ideal for mobile applications because of its small size, low power usage, minimised data packets, and efficient distribution of information to one or many receivers
With WorkLight, IBM moves briskly into the mobile space.
So what is Worklight? Well Worklight provides an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application platform
for smartphones and tablets, helping organizations of all sizes to
efficiently develop, connect, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native
applications It leverages standards-based technologies and tools and the
Worklight platform ships with a comprehensive development environment,
mobile-optimized middleware, and an integrated management, and analytics
console, supported by a variety of security mechanisms.
HTML 5 is a very hyped technology, but with good reason. It promises to
technological tipping point for bringing desktop application
capabilities to the browser. As promising as it is for traditional
browsers, it has even more potential for mobile browsers. Even better,
the most popular mobile browsers have already adopted and implemented
many significant parts of the HTML 5 specification. In this five-part
series, you will take a closer look at several of those new technologies
that are part of HTML 5, that can have a huge impact on mobile Web
application development. In each part of this series you will develop a
working mobile Web application showcasing an HTML 5 feature that can be
used on modern mobile Web browsers, like the ones found on the iPhone
and Android-based devices.
Although the article doesn't explicitly target Worklight, it would be the perfect environment in which to develop this app, since the Worklight Developer Edition is a free download..
Today Silicon Valley is heavily focused on smartphones, tablets and mobile computing. This technology started in the consumer space but has quickly become a fundamental part of enterprise computing and in industries like healthcare.
It is a key IBM product that makes it easy to connect enterprise systems to mobile.
We are scheduling the first of several hands-on classes here at the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley where IBM business partners and developers in general quickly can get up to speed on Worklight. The first one is August 15.
In traditional languages and frameworks, the communication inside the app between the web server and the database is the most time-intensive part of the transaction. Node makes a much smaller footprint on your web server. It allocates web server resources on an as-needed basis, not pre-allocating a large chunk of resources for each user. For example, Apache might assign 8MB to a user, while Node assigns 8KB.
“The way that Node is more efficient on servers is by not allocating resources to things while it waits,” says Hughes-Croucher.
“Say you have to talk to the database, and that’s going to take 50ms to respond. Instead of assigning all of the processing resources for that 50ms wait, it just uses a placeholder. When the database responds, then it allocates the resources needed to process. That means it’s totally possible to do a lot more requests at once, because you only allocate the server resources when you need to use them, not while you are waiting on databases.”
Node looks like it is getting real traction in the developer community and O'Reilly is publishing an "animal book" on Node called called Up and Running with Node.
IBM San Mateo was approached by an Energy and Utility ISV to validate their application on the latest IBM Hardware.
We provided the following taylor made, dedicated system:
Vmware esxi installed on 19 x hx5 blade servers 16 cores / blade, 72 GB RAM, 52GB SSD, 8 Gb Fibre Channel HBA 26 TB's of SAN storage using the IBM XIV Storage and Storwize V7000 with SSD's
58 Virtual images running on ESxX 4.1 and applicatons built on Windows 2008x64
We also provided 24 x 7 remote access of the test configuration in San Mateo, Ca. while the development team was on the East Coast
The IBM Innvovation Centers provides end-to-end support for Independent Software Vendors (ISV's)
We helped define test configuration, installed and support test configuration of IBM Blades and Blade Chassis, vMware: hypervisor and applications and Storage as well as marketing support for their solution.
We were able to receive the hardware and install the system within 4 weeks. The ISV was able to complete their first milestone two weeks after the hardware was made available to them. They continue to use this system to test many of their applications in this virtualized environment.
working with the San Mateo Innovation Center enabled the ISV to decrease their test time and bring their application to market quicker and with more confidence of a proven solution.
San Mateo Innovation Center's mission is to work with ISV's in the local ecosystem as well as within targeted industrries to enable then to test, market and deliver their applications to our common customers.
Many of my friends ask me what I do at IBM and I tell them that as an IT specialist I focus on Storage Systems. They immediately think of the warehouse self-storage businesses that are used to save grandma's extra furniture.
I explain to them it's not that type of storage. It's the type of storage that keeps their music, pictures, videos and social networking messages safe, accessible and reasonably priced. Once I explain that to them, they get it. Their expectation is that they can share their photos anytime, won't have to wait to play their favorite game and can to keep their data safe and secure at an affordable price.
I've learned that if we can provide the same quick real-world examples to our customers and partners of how IBM Storage Systems provides solutions to their opportunities and challenges, they also get it.
Below are some links to videos that can help you show some of the real world solutions that IBM Storage provides and I can share my own personal experience working with two of IBM technologies.
The IBM FlashSystem Storage provides low latency access to tera bytes of data and can greatly decrease processing time for applications that are very IO intensive and require low latency, i.e.. that is the ability to access data very quickly. Working on one recent engagement we had a discussion about monitoring performance of the system. It was suggested that we log the data every five seconds, but the partner said that the particular test he was running was expected to complete in milliseconds not seconds. Although this was a challenge, this was also a great opportunity. Although the function that was being tested was to determine in real-time if profitable financial trades were possible while a trade was still in transit to the market, this also opened up the possibility whether other real-time analysis such as fraud detection would be possible.
Software Defined Storage became very clear to me when I was asked to support an engagement to create of a new iSeries partition. Usually creating a new partition takes days to complete, but by using the IBM SAN Volume Controller to create an image of a running system we were able to complete the task in hours. Software defined storage has allowed us to not only simplify the management of Tera Bytes of data, but add new capabilities that has made us more productive and capable of not only doing more with less, but doing it more quickly.
Whether you're a multimillion dollar enterprise with a team of social media experts or a startup of 5 trying to grow your brand, you are not immune to the pitfalls of a social media crisis. Crises can range from customer complaints to marketing mishaps, both big and small and everything in between. The way you handle a crisis can ultimately strengthen or weaken your brand image.
Here's a list of 10 must-have tips to manage a social media crisis that I walked away with from Marketing and Social Media professor Kimberly Legoki, who spoke at the Disrupting Business: Social Marketing Symposium at IBM's IIC in Foster City, CA. You're going to want to bookmark this list in case of emergency!
1. Always be listening and monitoring
When crisis strikes, make sure you've got eyes on everything that's being said so that you can quickly respond and fully understand the scope of the crisis. Aggregation tools like Storify can help you keep an ear to the pulse of the story so that you can assess what people are saying.
2. Turn off auto-post immediately
Auto-posting is great for many things, but if you have to address an unfortunate circumstance you don't want it to accidentally be followed by a post that can look insensitive or contradictory.
3. Immediately acknowledge the situation
Even if you're not ready to release details, if there is a situation that people are talking about, you need to acknowledge that it happened and that you will keep the public in the know as you gather more information. These actions are necessary for taking charge of what people are saying about your brand.
4. Get your message to as many outlets as possible
While it's best to centralize all of the information, perhaps in a blog, use all other social media channels to direct people to that location.
5. Correct – don't delete!
Once it's out there, deleting it won't make it go away and it might make it worse. Deleting looks suspect and creates more negative sentiment. If there's a mistake, acknowledge it and update the information.
6. If you must temporarily disengage, do it the right way
If you must disengage (as @NASAVoyager2 did during the federal government shutdown – insert image) don't suspend or delete the account. Acknowledge that due to circumstances your organization won't be able to respond to or monitor comments via social media and supply an alternative way of reaching out. Let people know when you return.
7. Own the #hashtag
In your first post about the situation, use the hashtag and continue to use it to encourage others to use it, too. That first post will be the one that gets re-posted again and again.
8. Monitor online chatter before resuming marketing activities
Before you get back to business as usual, make sure you're listening to what people are saying about the crisis. You don't want to go back to your regularly scheduled marketing until your customers are ready for that.
10. Practice, refine, repeat
It's important to plan ahead for a crisis. Who's going to post to where? Does everyone who would need access to a platform actually have access? Who approves the posts? Have a template ready to go in case of emergency. Practice a mock crisis every 6 months with this team to ensure that everything is in order.
You are now equipped to handle any disaster that comes you're way. While I hope you never have to use this list, you'll be glad to have it if disaster strikes.
Professor Legoki is a crisis management savant who has managed and studied crises for over 20 years. Her latest project is called “The customer who tweeted #boycott; an empirical investigation of consumer activism on Twitter.” Tweet @KimLegoki and what you want to #boycott, to be included in her research.
Do you have any other tips to add? Any good examples of companies that didn't follow these tips? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Customer centric organizations require new tools to deliver better on-line customer experiences, for users today who expect better service. To gain competitive advantage, on-line marketers need to quickly analyze web and customer issues in order to provide a better web and mobile customer experience.
IBM Tealeaf solutions are such tools. By capturing and recording digital customer interactions on a website in near real time, Tealeaf allows companies to visualize customer visits to understand user actions, and any unexpected business results.
Recently a large on line travel retailer noticed that site visitors who booked both air travel and rental car reservations had a conversion rate on rental car bookings of almost 90%. In other words, 90% of customers who booked air travel and then looked at rental cars were converted successfully. However, customers who just visited the site for rental cars were only showing a conversion rate of some 13%. By installing and using IBM Tealeaf tools, the retailer found the following:
For car rental only travelers, the website code was defaulting the arrival time for car pickup to midnight (unbeknown to the end user). Hence when the web software looked for car rentals at that time, it found that most airport rental agencies were closed at midnight, so returned the default message, “no cars available” to the on-line shopper.
Air Travelers meanwhile inherited a car pick up time of the airline flight arrival time, which resulted in a high conversion to rental car bookings.
Using IBM Tealeaf, the on-line retailer was able to gain deeper insight into the customer experience and see quickly how their own web site software was causing the problem of low conversion rates on rental cars, for car only shoppers. This allowed a quick correction to the web software which in turn drove higher revenue from on-line car rental bookings.
For any online businesses facing pressure to increase revenue and decrease cost, managing the customer’s experience has to be part of an essential strategy. IBM Tealeaf solutions provide the ability to monitor a customer’s website issues on an almost real time basis. Tealeaf allows organizations to intercept web problems quickly, to increase revenues and customer loyalty. In effect, it allows on-line merchants to view their own digital commerce sites thru the eyes of their customers, and experience it as they do. Reading the tealeaves has become an important part of managing web businesses.
Smarter Commerce, up to just recently, has been kind of a nebulous term to me. Hard to actually define. In effect, it is using up to date new tools, such as mobile technology, social technologies, analytics, and cloud technologies to build applications that a few years ago were unheard of, or probably impossible to construct due to lack of computing power or tools to execute them.
I recently experienced "smarter commerce" first hand, which brought home to me the power of these new applications and why they are so important. My interaction with "smarter commerce" was via United Airlines. The Airline industry has made a lot of recent strides to improve service and customer satisfaction by using smarter commerce type applications.
In my situation I was scheduled for an air trip to Rochester NY. I received the normal email message 24 hours prior to departure to check in. I did this on line, and completed printing of boarding passes etc. At that point, I thought my interaction with United was complete until the following day at the baggage drop off. However, late that afternoon, I got a mobile text message addressed to me from United on my Samsung 4 Galaxy. United informed me that my flight that I had checked in for to Washington DC was cancelled due to mechanical problems. It also directed me on the spot to a UAL site to choose a replacement combination of flights AND seats to reach my destination at around the same time. I was able to complete this in a short time and actually book a replacement flight via Chicago that got me to Rochester 45 minutes earlier. So I went to the airport the next day, with booked flights, seats and no issues. I tried to imagine this trip maybe a few years ago. I would have arrived at the airport to check in with boarding passes for a flight that was cancelled, stood in line for minutes if not hours getting new bookings, and of course been delayed hours if not days due to lack of available alternatives at the later time. So United Airlines, by using a little data analytics, and mobile technology had taken a potentially bad customer sat situation and turned it into a positive. A very powerful business case.
Smarter Commerce allows companies to put the customer at the center of the process, instead of the company at the center. It anticipates, via analytics and an extension of core system data, and uses mobile and social tools to allow optimization and real time action to deal with business problems, that even just several years ago, were impossible to deal with. Smarter Commerce is....., your customer in context.
Infrastructure matters because business outcomes matter and new outcomes entail new infrastructure demands.
With new workloads, such as, cloud, analytics, mobile and social placing additional demands on the server, sever virtualization management tool and storage systems we are currently utilizing - the right infrastructure matters, and the right infrastructure needs to be fast, flexible, reliable, secure, and manageable.
Come learn how the breakthrough with Flash storage combined with the very latest innovative IBM POWER8 technology announcements meet these new demands.
PowerVC is the new advanced virtualization management offering for Power Systems, built on OpenStack. PowerVC delivers advanced virtualization management for IBM AIX and Linux environments on IBM POWER Systems. PowerVC has quick time to value as the focus of this offering is simplicity and ease of use. PowerVC enables Power Systems customers to lower their Total Cost of Ownership with simplified ease of use and capabilities, easily deploy and move workloads and maximize resource utilization. PowerVC has been built to require little to no training to get moving on optimizing your power system virtualization, with advanced placement policies and monitoring and management of VMs.
PowerVC editions include the following features and benefits:
Virtual machine image capture, deployment, resizing, and management
Resource pooling through shared storage pools
Policy-based VM placement to help improve usage and reduce complexity
Real-time management optimization and VM resilience to help increase productivity
VM Mobility with placement policies to help reduce burden on IT staff in a simplified GUI
A management system that manages existing PowerVM deployments
Security through existing Active Directory deployments
PowerVC Standard Edition includes new support for PowerKVM which includes the following features and benefits:
Support for managing Red Hat and SUSE guest VMs that are running under PowerKVM
Enhanced storage configurations specific to PowerKVM, including NFS storage
Support for Open vSwitch network configurations under PowerKVM
The 100 BlueMix Days - Hands-On Workshop at the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley on Friday March 28 drew a full house of IBM business partners.
IBM BlueMix is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture, leveraging Cloud Foundry to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks. IBM will provide services and runtimes into the ecosystem based on our extensive software portfolio.
If you are interested in learning more about IBM BlueMix, just contact the nearest IBM Innovation Center.