IBM recently announced some exciting cloud services and technology advances for clients moving key enterprise business processes into production cloud environments.

To accelerate the shift from experimentation, development and assessment to full scale enterprise deployment of cloud, IBM is building out its existing cloud portfolio with IBM SmartCloud, its next-generation, enterprise cloud technologies and services offerings for private, public and hybrid clouds based on IBM hardware, software, services and best practices.

I get excited when I hear people talking public, private and hybrid clouds – keep reading…

The new IBM SmartCloud can enable organizations, their employees and partners, to get what they need, as they need it – from advanced analytics and business applications to IT infrastructure like virtual servers and storage or access to tools for testing software code – all deployed securely across IBM’s global network of cloud data centers.

How does this all happen?

The IBM SmartCloud has two implementation options: Enterprise and Enterprise +.

  • Enterprise – Available today and expanding on our existing Development and Test Cloud allowing customers to expand on internal development and test efforts with reduction of application development tasks from days to minutes via automation and rapid provisioning with over 30% reduction in costs versus traditional application environments. This offering is available immediately.
  • Enterprise + – To be made available later this year, Enterprise + will complement and expand on the value of Enterprise, offering brand new capabilities provide a core set of multi-tenant services to manage virtual server, storage, network and security infrastructure components including managed operational production services.

If you’re into this sort of thing, as I am, and want to read more about IBM and their cloud solutions visit www.ibm.com/cloud.