Accelerate Software Delivery with IBM Rational solutions leveraging the Cloud
Cloud computing as an IT delivery model can enable your business to significantly reduce costs and complexities associated with software delivery while sharpening your competitive edge. Cloud computing helps development teams get the services they need, lets businesses take advantage of economies of scale and optimizes development and test workloads.
Leveraging virtualization, standardization and automation, cloud computing frees up IT staff, capital and operational budgets for strategic investments. It helps organizations get the most out of their existing hardware resources and speed time to market for new services and capabilities as part of an overall DevOps strategy.
Traditional development and testing environments pose several challenges:
- High labor and capital costs associated with manually provisioning development and test environments and software delivery tools
- Long development cycles due to manual configuration of environments, poor collaboration between development, test and operations teams and a lack of automated processes for build, integration, deployment and test.
- Greater risk for configuration errors due to manual, complex processes.
To meet those challenges, IBM Rational solutions leveraging the cloud can help your organization plan, prioritize, build and deliver applications for and on the cloud through:
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities that let you access software delivery solutions in a public cloud environment to accelerate delivery and facilitate collaboration across stakeholders
- Platform-as-a-Service solutions that let you pay-as-you-go for access to software delivery capabilities that facilitate fast deployment of applications to the cloud
- Private Cloud solutions as part of the IBM SmartCloud Foundation that help you leverage your own cloud infrastructure to rapidly design, develop and deploy applications.
What is IBM SmartCloud?
Whitepaper: Planning for cloud
How enterprise architecture management can help drive your IT transition
Executive Brief: Developing in the cloud
Why it's time to rethink your development platform
eBook: The future of software delivery is cloudy:
Leveraging the cloud to transform development and test