IBM’s SmartCloud Tames Enterprise Life Cycle Management

March 09, 2012: IBM has been active in the cloud market for years, including launching its Blue Cloud offering back in 2007, but now the company says it is addressing the next shift in enterprise cloud adoption. According to its new study, nearly 90% of businesses are moving beyond virtualization, so the company’s new SmartCloud software, introduced at Pulse 2012, offers improved visibility, control and automation for organizations to securely manage and deploy cloud services.

The new software is a suite of best-practice patterns for enabling integrated life-cycle management of cloud services and combines Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management solutions with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. The company says its recent Green Hat acquisition will further extend these capabilities, reducing development life-cycle times by streamlining test cycles as applications are transitioned to cloud deployments.

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Author: Steve Wexler

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