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CloudFirst is an IBM agenda to discover, validate, and select technologies that improve the public cloud portfolio value. To create valuable public cloud solutions we need an open environment to foster learning and experimentation that can influence near term cloud offerings to drive IBM market, mind and revenue share. Embracing open technology and cloud culture is key.
The CloudFirst Factory is a tool to help achieve the mission. Projects / products from the IBM and partner community that most closely align to our 2013 priorities - mobile, open PaaS (CloudOE), big data, SDN and cloud service brokerage - are given access to open IaaS built on pre-released development code. The community uses the IaaS resources to create services that are needed to compose high value solutions. These solutions are then made available to clients in alpha/beta offerings. This whole process allows us to create "public cloud solution recipes" which can be enabled on SCE.
This community provides information on how get access to and use the CloudFirst Factory, including getting started, FAQs, general how-to content and a message board (forum) that is used to report problems and is monitored by CloudFirst Factory staff.