IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials by Edwin Schouten

By Edwin Schouten

Navigate and Use the IBM® SmartCloud® portfolio for development cloud solutions


  • Understand the elemental thoughts of cloud computing and know about universal cloud standards
  • Learn in regards to the IBM SmartCloud portfolio with its many facets
  • Full of sincerely defined strategies, step by step directions and hands-on exercises

In Detail

IBM, the oldest know-how corporation on this planet, has a large choice of robust cloud companies to provide from its IBM SmartCloud portfolio. having the ability to differentiate them, and realizing the right way to use them successfully provides a aggressive virtue over others.

Starting with the fundamentals of cloud computing, this consultant covers the wide variety of cloud parts, providers, and suggestions within the IBM SmartCloud portfolio. Following on from this, you can be brought to the general public , Infrastructure as a provider (IaaS) cloud provider - IBM SmartCloud company; earlier than peeking into the way forward for IBM cloud companies. utilizing this publication, you will find the good thing about either conventional firm computing and public cloud computing.

You will discover IBM's portfolio of cloud computing options starting from infrastructure prone (IaaS), to enterprise prone (BPaaS), and personal to public cloud. you can be taken via a couple of in-depth use-cases, examples, and hand-on routines that can assist you to use infrastructure as a provider answer IBM SmartCloud firm quick and easily.

You will study every little thing you must learn about the IBM SmartCloud firm, together with tips to reap the benefits of cloud computing inside your organization.

What you are going to research from this book

  • Navigate the IBM SmartCloud portfolio, which includes a wide selection of cloud computing services
  • Explore some great benefits of cloud computing, and crucial cloud standardization bodies
  • Create digital servers and digital storage
  • Create photographs, and practice easy features utilizing the self-service administration console
  • Set up almost any software topology.
  • Perform a price estimate to your cloud method inside of minutes
  • Establish item garage to shop terabytes of documents and different vital facts in a hugely safe way


A sensible, effortless consultant that gives an advent to cloud computing utilizing IBM SmartCloud, besides a radical realizing of source administration in a cloud environment.

Who this ebook is written for

This publication is superb for an individual who desires to get a grab of what cloud computing is and what IBM SmartCloud has to provide. while you're an IT professional, IT architect, procedure administrator, or a developer who desires to completely comprehend the cloud computing source version, this ebook is perfect for you. No previous wisdom of cloud computing is expected.

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The service provides us with a SCE management console, extensive image catalog containing IBM and non-IBM software products, and the ability to upload our own images, while allowing the user full control over all the resources provisioned above the managed hypervisor. IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise has been available since May 2010, matching the needs of the market at that time by primarily focusing on test and development workloads. One year later, in May 2011, the service offered full support to production workloads as well.

Additionally, we can also use VLANs without a VPN connection, for instance to disallow direct connections to some of our servers for security reasons. com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-multiplevlans. Reserved IP addresses Along with the system-assigned IP addresses, we can also use reserved IP addresses for our virtual machine instances. The benefit of this is you always have the same IP address and DNS record to connect to it, even though you might have switched the underlying virtual server instance.

IBM® SmartCloud® for Oracle applications is also a private shared cloud solution, but for business critical Oracle applications. It offers Oracle-managed services in a platform as a service (PaaS) mode for the full range of Oracle products on all VM options of the IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise+ offering. Tip More on these PaaS solutions will be covered in more detail in Chapter 6, Further Developments. Finally, the IBM® SmartCloud® Resilience suite offers a flexible, automated backup and recovery-managed service for all critical data, located onsite or offsite, using public and/or private cloud technology.

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