IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center details

Efficient infrastructure management

Delivers fundamental compute, network, and storage resources to consumers on-demand, enabling the ability to scale and shrink resources on an as-needed basis.

Industry-standard user experience

Provides industry-standard user experience to define, initiate, and manage the lifecycle of a virtual infrastructure via a self-service portal.

Integrate via OpenStack compatible APIs

Easy integration to Cloud automation tools, such as IBM Cloud Automation Manager or VMware vRealize Automation/Orchestration.

Image management

Capture and manage a library of virtual machine images to quickly deploy a virtual machine environment by launching a stored image from the library.

Accelerate cloud deployment

Its built-in OpenStack core component allows for vendor-agnostic IaaS management, and the same usage and skills requirements as other IaaS offerings on other platforms.

SOD: IBM intends to deliver IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center

The following capabilities are planned to be included: optional discovery of preexisting virtual machines to be managed by Cloud Infrastructure Center, support for additional Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions as the base operating system and guest environment, support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to meet enterprise identity mapping requirements, and enablement for SCSI-only based virtual machines.

IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center data sheet

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Technical details

Software requirements

  • IBM z/VM V7.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 or 7.7 as a host environment
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 or 7.7 as a to-be deployed operating system instance
  • For the certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases, refer to the hardware announcements

Hardware requirements

  • IBM z15™ (all models), IBM z14® (all models), IBM z13®, and IBM z13s®
  • All LinuxONE servers

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