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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is an agile cloud computing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) designed to provide rapid access to security-rich, enterprise-class virtual server environments, well suited for development and test activities and other dynamic workloads. Ideal for both IT and application development teams, the IBM SmartCloud delivers cloud-based services, systems and software to meet the needs of your business. Powered by six state-of-the-art green IBM data centers, SmartCloud Enterprise availability includes industry-leading IBM service-level agreements of 99.9% (US).
IBM SmartCloud Application Services (US), IBM's platform as a service offering, runs on top of and deploys virtual resources to IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. This powerful combination of infrastructure and platform services allows clients to develop, test and deploy either "born on the cloud" ("cloud-centric") applications, or legacy ("cloud-enabled") applications. In addition to speeding application development, SmartCloud Application Services also helps bridge the gap between development and operations processes, known as DevOps. Collaborative tools support the DevOps agile service delivery approach, accelerating application deployment from weeks to minutes.
Highlights from SmartCloud Enterprise
A fundamental guide to using cloud to support your business and IT objectives
How to order
Create accounts, manage permissions, modify user information and more.
Manage the security of your virtual environments.
Gain assistance where and when you need it.
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Managed cloud environment that supports workloads to committed service level agreements.
Reserve access to a pool of virtual machine resources at discounted usage rates per hour.
Pay as you go
Access virtual machine resources only as your developers need them, at the standard usage rate.
Using assets from IBM’s catalogue of operating systems and software applications requires that the appropriate licenses are in place. And since every organisation has different licensing needs and preferences, IBM gives you a choice of models.
Pay as you go
Pay by the hour to use an IBM-owned license.
Bring your own license
Use your own previously purchased license.
Development use only
Use the software for development at no charge as an eligible Independent Solution Vendor or Systems Integrator.
Use on a temporary basis for test use only, at no charge.
New software images
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What is infrastructure as a service (IaaS)?
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a web service that provisions hardware, storage and server equipment through a cloud computing environment. This infrastructure as a service model frees up resources you’d otherwise use to house, run and maintain the equipment. An IaaS approach is ideal for resource intensive activities, such as development and testing and other dynamic workloads.
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