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New IBM OpenStack Services Facilitate Hybrid Cloud Deployments

By - Source: IBM

IBM has announced the availability of the IBM Cloud OpenStack Services via the IBM Cloud marketplace. IBM's new offering makes it easy for customers to integrate their existing IT infrastructure with off-premises cloud workloads. The open source OpenStack project brings together pools of processing, storage and networking resources, and can be administered via a web-based dashboard interface, a RESTful API or command-line tools.

"Today's announcement further demonstrates IBM's commitment to bring OpenStack to the enterprise and assist clients in finding additional value in an open-standards based cloud approach," said IBM Vice President of Open Technology and Cloud Performance Solutions Angel Diaz. "IBM Cloud OpenStack Services will strategically position our clients for the future, opening the way to interoperable hybrid cloud while avoiding proprietary solutions."

IBM Cloud OpenStack Services gives customers the ability to build hybrid clouds using dedicated, shared and local cloud services built on open standards. Dedicated compute services provide a scalable, managed cloud housed in a choice of global data centers. Private clouds can be deployed with IBM Cloud Manager using a company's own IT infrastructure. Public cloud services provide an elastic pool of shared resources. IBM's global SoftLayer cloud infrastructure has data centers worldwide in America, Europe and Asia, as well as its own global private network.

Businesses or government agencies have the flexibility to optimize their service levels to match the needs of their IT workloads using a managed-services approach. IT resources can be better utilized by freeing them from the burden of infrastructure setup, maintenance and administration tasks. A platform built on open standards allows for a higher degree of interoperability and consistency across their IT infrastructure.

IBM has also announced the availability of SoftLayer Object Storage as a service on IBM's Bluemix open cloud development platform. Bluemix developers can now utilize highly scalable, high availability storage for unstructured data under SoftLayer's pay-as-you-go pricing.

IBM Cloud OpenStack Services are available immediately from the IBM Cloud marketplace.