IBM Embraces OpenStack For Cloud Offerings

Matthew Broersma | TechWeekEurope | March 5, 2013

At its Pulse conference in Las Vegas IBM announced it will shift all its future cloud products to code based on open standards and open source

Looking to push open standards in the cloud computing world, IBM on Monday said it will use the open source OpenStack platform as the basis for its future cloud products, including the new SmartCloud Orchestrator service.

SmartCloud Orchestrator, launched at the IBM Pulse conference in Las Vegas, allows companies to quickly build new cloud services through automated application deployment and lifecycle management, including compute, storage and network configuration, human task automation and integration with third-party tools, IBM said.

Based on open standards and open source code including OpenStack, the service uses an integrated user interface, eliminating the need for companies to develop interfaces for different cloud services...