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This article is part of the April 2012, Vol. 2 No. 2 issue of Cloud capacity planning for the future and navigating cloud SLAs
IBM has often been seen as the runner up in the cloud computing market, but IBM SmartCloud, which includes components for PaaS and IaaS cloud models, may be what the company needs to shake this stigma. And enterprise cloud architects should understand how these products can help them build private, public and hybrid clouds. Inside IBM SmartCloud PaaS strategy Platform as a Service (PaaS) gives an organization a set of automated and intelligent services and tools that sit on top of the infrastructure. IBM SmartCloud Application Services helps promote cloud-based efficiencies and scalability while allowing admins to customize applications. Cloud application platform services are tuned for enterprise applications and are comprised of five characteristics. Application lifecycle control. With application lifecycle control, administrators can use the cloud as an integrated tool to see how a specific application behaves in a distributed environment. IT staffs can run application test and development within the cloud environment, giving admins a real-time ... Access >>>
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