I understand Cast Iron definitely fits in SaaS (Software as a Service) service model however I thought the physical appliance itself may be positioned as IaaS as well. I have a question in this regard:
As per The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing: Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service model is defined as.
"The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, deployed applications, and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls). "
My Question is: Can IBM WebSphere DataPower Cast Iron Appliance XH40 be positioned as a IaaS? Please share your thoughts.
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Re: Can Cast Iron Appliance XH40 be positioned as IaaS?2012-06-15T15:13:57Z in response to SystemAdminWell, I would say that Cast Iron is a hybrid cloud solution platform. But it can also participate in a IaaS infrastructure. Please have a look at the links below:
- IBM Hybrid cloud solution: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/ismx-hybrid-cloud.html
- Service management for hybrid clouds with Cast Iron: http://thoughtsoncloud.com/index.php/2012/05/service-management-for-hybrid-clouds-2/