Thursday, October 13, 2011

IBM Cloud : The Smart Cloud


Here comes the public cloud from IBM called SmartCloud. It is actually both public and private but I am covering only public in this post.

SmartCloud offers full range of public cloud capabilities IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Here is the summary:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

  • Provides hardware, software and storage as Virtual Machines
  • Option of reserving a VM or ‘Pay as you go’
  • Choose either a public cloud solution (IBM SmartCloud Enterprise) or a managed service (IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+)
  • Operating Systems available : Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server & Microsoft Windows Server
  • Other Software available for Application dev environments (WebSphere), Application lifecycle(Rational), Application Server (WebSphere), Business Intelligence (Cognos), Database (DB2 only) etc.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

  • Provides an environment for application development, deployment, management and integration in the cloud
  • Development  : Rational Tools
  • Deployment   : Workload Deployer, WebSphere
  • Management : Systems Director, Smart Analytics, Hosted Application Security Management
  • Integration     : WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration

Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Provides solutions for following categories:
  • Social Collaboration : LotusLive
  • Business Process Management : Blueworks Live
  • Web Analytics : Coremetrics
  • Enterprise Marketing Management : Unica on Demand
  • B2B Integration : Sterling
  • Supply Chain Management : Sterling
  • Governance Risk Compliance : AppScan
  • Business Service Management : Tivoli Live


Chelsea Farnam said...

Nice roundup! Would love to see posts outlining private and hybrid cloud offerings as well.

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