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IBM – Cloud Computing

Posted by Marcus Zillman

IBM – Cloud Computing
http://www.ibm.com/ibm/cloud/

Cloud is a flexible, resilient and cost-effective delivery platform for business or consumer IT services. Quick, simple and highly scalable – that’s the essence of cloud computing. The ability to rapidly deploy cloud resources streamlines IT management, and seamlessly aligns IT services with the dynamic requirements of the business. Processes, applications and services are all provisioned “on demand,” regardless of user location or device. This remarkably nimble approach to IT service delivery ensures solid support of core business functions, while encouraging innovation through easily provisioned, highly scalable computing resources. If you have an Internet connection, you can access public clouds today. These public clouds include Software as a Service (“SaaS”) clouds like IBM Lotus Live or Platform as a Service (“PaaS”) clouds like Amazon Web Services. Countless other public clouds are becoming available daily for a variety of uses. Private clouds offer many of the public cloud benefits, but also include somewhat more robust security and audit capabilities. Private clouds may also provide lower latency than public clouds during peak traffic periods. The IBM Smart Business Test Cloud includes the unrivaled security and flexibility of a private cloud, while preserving the core cloud benefits of cost reduction and agility. The IBM Smart Business Desktop Cloud transforms your distributed client installation into a cost-effective, secure, always-on environment. The IBM Smart Desktop Cloud architecture ensures desktop homogeneity, while the virtualization layer ensures high resource utilization. The cloud layer provides a high degree of elasticity, enabling you to quickly add or remove virtual workstations to meet changing needs. This has been added to Grid, Distributed and Cloud Computing Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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