IBM offers the IBM SmartCloud Foundation, a family of integrated cloud computing solutions and products including: IBM® PureSystems expert integrated systems, to quickly build and scale private clouds and hybrid clouds with IaaS and PaaS capabilities. The SmartCloud Foundation allows organizations to rapidly build development and test infrastructures within their own datacenter, while allowing teams to scale their environments to the public cloud as needed. The SmartCloud Foundation features
- The same proven technologies IBM uses for its public cloud infrastructure allowing seamless creation of hybrid cloud environments
- IBM best-in-class security and open standards
- Full control of access, availability and recovery
IBM Rational solutions leverage and support the SmartCloud Foundation with the following solutions that help development, test and operations team accelerate the delivery of complex applications:
IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery
An agile, scalable and flexible solution for end-to-end lifecycle management and automation, creating an environment that takes collaboration between development and operation teams to the next level.
IBM Rational Automation Framework
A customizable framework with robust automation support for a broad array of IBM®
WebSphere® middleware, WebLogic application server and JBoss application server systems.
IBM Rational Software Architect
A flexible, extensible, easy-to-use platform for delivering high-quality architectures to:
- Create editable sequence diagrams
- Rapidly develop custom software factories
- Do general modeling with the industry's most robust support for UML 2.2
- Integrate requirements with end-to-end traceability and impact analysis
- Model analyses and metrics—extensible query and analysis frameworks
IBM Software Delivery and Lifecycle Patterns
IBM Software Delivery and Lifecycle patterns simplify the deployment of project lifecycle and delivery tooling in private cloud environments based on IBM PureApplication System or IBM Workload Deployer. A catalog of patterns with best-of-breed tooling enable customers to rapidly deploy and use the tools they need at the time that they need them. For additional flexibility, customers may adopt Tokens-based licensing scheme to use these patterns. Tokens allow for the reuse of licenses across a variety of products which aligns with the agility provided in Cloud-centric environments.
IBM provides virtual system patterns (VSPs) for the IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) based on best practices and golden topologies. These patterns enable customers to focus their critical resources on value-add activities instead of installation and configuration of different middleware prerequisites and parts of these solutions. Patterns for IBM PureApplication System can be accessed in the PureSystems Centre.
Accelerate delivery with IBM SmartCloud
Trial: IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery
Extend agile development to enable enterprise DevOps
Webcast: DevOps and the cloud
Achieving agility across the software delivery lifecycle
Solution Brief: IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery
Accelerating delivery with collaborative development and operations