IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+
Enterprise-class managed cloud infrastructure
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ is our fully managed, highly secure IaaS cloud optimized for running born-on-the-enterprise production workloads like Oracle and SAP applications in the cloud. SmartCloud Enterprise+ offers SLAs up to 99.9% and many advantages of a private cloud—such as choice of dedicated servers and storage—while providing flexible scaling and beneficial cloud economics.
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SmartCloud Enterprise+ is secured with multiple levels of isolation, managed 24/7 by IBM specialists and offers a global reach with world-class IBM SmartCloud data centers on five continents. You can shift focus to developing new services because developers can focus on code and testing—instead of being distracted by maintaining their infrastructure and development environment.
Pre-integrated cloud-in-the-network helps resolve enterprise cloud security and complexity challenges
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See for yourself how SmartCloud Enterprise + goes above and beyond provisioning of virtual machines to deliver fully managed IaaS
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Cloud management with flexible configuration options
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ is not a one-size-fits-all solution. With flexible configuration options, you can configure your cloud infrastructure to meet your unique needs. With access to a variety of standard options, you gain the flexibility to choose the appropriate configuration that meets both the capacity and performance requirements of your application workloads across many different types of use cases.
x86 operating system
IBM Power Systems™ operating system
We offer a set of standard, pre-defined configurations for CPU, memory and storage for individual instances. With this approach, you gain flexibility as well as cost-effectiveness.
|x86 options||32-bit configurations||64-bit configurations|
|Virtual memory (gigabytes)||1||2||4||2||4||8||16|
|Instance storage (gigabytes)||64||128||192||64||128||192||384|
|IBM Power Systems options||64-bit configurations|
|Virtual memory (gigabytes)||2||4||8||16||32|
|Instance storage (gigabytes)||64||128||192||384||512|
IBM and non-IBM software can be included in the service catalog at your request, including:
Extending SmartCloud capability to mainframe clients. IBM SmartCloud for System z enables customers to consume the right level of mainframe computing resources and dynamically adjust capacity levels as business needs change, with the flexibility of predictable pricing model. Offered as a highly virtualized environment that is secured using System z's industry leading logical partitioning and IBM security products, and managed by IBM's global service delivery teams. The service features current z/OS operating systems and associated IBM middleware software solutions with optional features for ensuring the highest levels of availability.
Monitoring and management of operating systems (OS) include:
ITIL-based managed services for more consistent and efficient service management include:
You may also choose supporting managed services to enable additional management and resiliency:
Designed for ease of use, our self-service portal offers automated service activation to speed provisioning times and reduce the need for error-prone and manual processes.
Using a standardized, web-based portal, you request the creation or destruction of an environment through a graphical user interface. At a high level, the provisioning process involves the creation of an instance based on four key areas:
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Enterprise-class networking capabilities include:
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ is designed to address demanding, highly transactional enterprise-level applications with production storage capabilities in a cloud environment. The solution includes a block-based, enterprise-grade, high performance, fully redundant fibre channel storage area network, based on IBM's mature and industry-leading SVC and IBM storage virtualization technologies.
Many cloud providers focus on automating the virtual machine (provisioning) and leave the preparation of the environment to the end user, ignoring the process by which a cloud environment becomes security-rich, robust and stable. IBM SCE+ takes this into account, and combines IBM experience with substantial automation expertise to deliver complete cloud environments in hours rather than weeks.
“We needed to implement infrastructure that was secure and scalable, as efficiently and effectively as possible. IBM SCE+ has freed us to focus our time and resources on bringing our service to market.”
—Brian Mofford, Vice President, Drivewyze
Cloud management monitoring and precautions
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ provides improved visibility into activities and threats to your account. Skilled IBM professionals monitor the environments of thousands of client accounts for security threats. These experts then apply the security intelligence gained from this daily activity monitoring and reporting to your account.
Additional security capabilities include:
Optional IBM security services
IBM Security Services offers a rich portfolio of services powered by IBM X-Force® security research and development. Managed security offerings that can enhance your security profile include vulnerability management, application security management, security event and log management and intrusion detection and prevention.
Cloud management service level agreements
IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise+ service-level packages consist of two components: virtual machine (VM) availability and infrastructure services. This allows us to deliver a security-rich, robust and stable environment in hours when it normally takes weeks.
We offer a variety of options, so you can choose the SLA that meets your specific business and usage agreement. Each higher-level option includes the features of more basic options, making it simple to scale up when needed.
|Package||Virtual machine availability||Infrastructure services|