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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, IBM SmartCloud Enterprise 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.
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Reserve access to a pool of virtual machine resources at discounted hourly rates.
Pay as you go
Add and delete virtual machine resources as you need them, at the standard usage rates.
Now available - manage your unstructured data with a true global namespace.
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.
Using assets from IBM’s catalog of operating systems and software applications requires that the appropriate licenses are in place. And since every organization has different licensing needs and preferences, IBM gives you a choice of models.
Pay as you go
Pay by the hour to use licensed software.
Bring your own license
Use cloud provided software using your own previously purchased licenses.
Bring your own software and license
Install software you own or for which you hold a valid 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.
Object storage is now available
"IBM SmartCloud Enterprise – object storage is ROCK SOLID! The CloudNAS is particularly impressive because IBM is providing the critical high fidelity link between standard filesystems and object storage that every business needs right now, and as important, it just flies." -- JD Wilson, VP of Development, SmartDataCloud
Manage your unstructured and object data such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, email and text messages. Upload a file of any size once from virtually anywhere in the world and access it virtually anywhere, as opposed to uploading the same file multiple times in multiple geographic regions.
To order IBM SmartCloud Enterprise object storage, complete the additional services order form, section 6, for object storage. New IBM SmartCloud Enterprise customers will also need to register an IBM ID.
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What is IaaS?
IaaS is a web service that provisions standard server, storage, network equipment and software using an automated self-service model. The IaaS model frees up resources you would otherwise use to house, run and maintain equipment and software. An IaaS approach is ideal for resource-intensive activities, such as development and testing and other dynamic workloads.
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