May 4, 2009 - Today at Impact 2009 , IBM unveiled WebSphere Cloudburst, a new hardware appliance, and BPM BlueWorks, a public cloud-based tool.
These new products allow customers to seamlessly extend their investment in SOA into a cloud services environment. Now clients can easily create application environments that they can deploy and manage in a "cloud."
IBM's Cloud strategy supports both private and public clouds
IBM's strategy is to enable organizations to create middleware and application clouds in the enterprise. Cloud services can be either private, on-premise services or they can be public, externally hosted, such as Amazon's EC2 cloud service. Using public clouds is a cost-effective way for companies to acquire temporary infrastructure to develop or test applications, while still running their mission-critical function in their private cloud.
Today's SOA-enabled Cloud announcements:
IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance is a new hardware appliance that provides access to software virtual images and patterns that can be used as-is or easily customized, and then securely deployed, managed and maintained in a private cloud. The initial release is targeted for private or on-premise cloud computing environments, as well as hosted public clouds and software-as-a-service environments, to simplify and standardize repeated deployments. IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition is a version of IBM WebSphere Application Server software optimized to run in a virtualized hardware server environment, such as VMware, and comes preloaded in WebSphere CloudBurst.
- General Availability: Both the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance and WAS Hypervisor Edition will be availableREWRuth Willenborg1188356730as in press release, do we need intend words here? in Q2, 2009.
- For more information about WebSphere CloudBurst and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition, visit: www.ibm.com/cloudburst
IBM BPM BlueWorks is a key cloud-based tool to help businesses develop the smart skills to create and deploy dynamic processes. It is the world's first business community that lets users model processes in the cloud and create business strategies. IBM is also making the software available in Amazon's EC2.
- For more information about IBM BPM BlueWorks, view the: Press Release