Wednesday, April 6, 2011

IBM Unveils Smart Cloud Enterprise Services

IBM announced an expansion of its existing cloud portfolio with the launch of IBM SmartCloud, its next-generation, enterprise cloud services based on IBM hardware, software, services and best practices.

The IBM SmartCloud enables enterprise clients to select key characteristics of a public, private and hybrid cloud to match workload requirements from simple Web infrastructure to complex business processes, along five dimensions, including: (1) Security and isolation, (2) Availability and performance, (3) Technology platforms, (4) Management Support and Deployment, and (5) Payment and Billing.

Also available later this year, IBM SAP Managed Application Services will be offered on the IBM SmartCloud. These new services automate the most common labor intensive tasks associated with managing SAP environments.

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