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 standard OpenStack APIs

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

Virtual 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.

Technical details

Software requirements

  • IBM z/VM V7.1 as a managed hypervisor
  • 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™, IBM z14® (all models), IBM z13®, and IBM z13s®
  • All LinuxONE servers

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