IBM Points OpenStack Services to Public Cloud

IBM has expanded its suite of OpenStack services that enable customers to integrate applications and data across hybrid clouds including public, dedicated and local cloud environments.

The new IBM Cloud OpenStack Services enable clients and developers to build applications that deliver security and scalability to meet fluctuating business demands in a public cloud. This includes spikes in usage and big data requirements. Combined with IBM’s existing offerings, clients and developers now have access to the broadest set of OpenStack services.

“By delivering a complete portfolio of OpenStack services to the market, we are enabling our clients with what they need to quickly move applications and data across multiple cloud environments without fear of getting locked into a single cloud environment,” said IBM vice president of cloud architecture and technology Angel Diaz. The IBM Cloud OpenStack Services is intended to help developers and clients launch applications on local, on-premises installations and now on public clouds hosted on the SoftLayer infrastructure. This can all be done without changing code or configurations, IBM said. As a result, developers can now build and test an application in a public cloud and use the interoperability of OpenStack to deploy that same application and data across hybrid clouds.

IBM said it has 500 developers working on open cloud projects to bring new cloud innovations to market.

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