IBM to bridge public cloud and traditional IT environments
The software is designed to assist companies in creating on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds
Global IT provider IBM has launched a new software platform designed to assist companies in creating on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds. Aimed at accelerating app development, the IBM Cloud Private software built on the open source Kubernetes-based container architecture.
Supporting both Docker containers and Cloud Foundry, IBM's new platform helps to integrate workloads as they develop within any Cloud environment, which also includes the company's own public IBM cloud.
Features of the new platform include cloud management automation, the inclusion of Security Vulnerability Advisor, as well the container engine Kubernetes, to name a few.
Commenting on the new release, Amr Refaat, GM, IBM Middle East & Pakistan, said: "IBM Cloud Private is designed to unlock billions of dollars of new value from data and processes now running on core IT systems.
"IBM Cloud Private will provide a breakthrough in bringing cloud-native technology behind the firewall, which means that companies will have the ability to transform their existing IT systems and create a seamless environment across their private and public cloud resources."
In addition to the IBM Cloud Private, the company also launched new container-optimised versions of core enterprise software. This includes updated versions of IBM WebSphere Liberty, Db2 and MQ. As a result, end-users are able to better share data and develop applications across IBM Cloud Private and public clouds.