IBM Launches Private Cloud to Ease Public Cloud Transition

Top Quote IBM has announced IBM Cloud Private, which is a software platform enables company customers to run apps as well as store critical data in a private, on-premises cloud environment. End Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) November 11, 2017 - This latest service makes use of a Kubernetes-based container architecture which supports both Cloud Foundry and Docker containers.

    Along with that, IBM talked about new container-optimized core enterprise software version incorporating Websphere Liberty, MQ, and Db2.

    Firms in profoundly regulated industries such as healthcare and finance have employed private clouds because they plan their transitions to public cloud environments, as stated by IBM. Enterprises will spend an around US$50 billion every year on such efforts & grow private cloud business with a predicted rate of between 15% and 20% per year.

    Senior vice president of IBM Hybrid Cloud, Arvind Krishna said that Innovation & acceptance of public cloud services is controlled by the challenge of converting complex apps and enterprise systems into an actual cloud-native environment.

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    Google and IBM last month declared plans to open-source the Grafeas project that is created to help developers cope with security issues at the time of working with the containers.

    As per IBM’s statement, the Cloud Private software contains various key features that assist the enterprises to manage their data and applications, including the following:
    1. Data Encryption and Security – it is having Advisor of Security Vulnerability to scan for prospective vulnerabilities as well as in-flight data encryption.

    2. Cloud Management Automation – it provides streamlined management all over the cloud environments to assist launch, manage and monitor services as well as maintain security.

    3. Core Cloud Platform – it has a container engine, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes orchestration, and necessary management tools surrounding programmer runtimes.

    4. Data & Analytics – It provides integration with database services comprising PostgreSQL, IBM Db2, and MongoDB.

    5. Infrastructure Choice – system compatibility from technology companies including Dell EMC, Cisco, Intel, NetApp, and Lenovo, as well as IBM Z, IBM Power Systems, and IBM Hyperconverged Systems that are powered by Nutanix.

    6. DevOps Tools and App Support - containerized versions of IBM WebSphere Liberty middleware, MQ, Open Liberty, and Microservice Builder & other frameworks are comprised of software bundles. Netcool, APM and UrbanCode can be included for an extra fee.

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