IBM has released two new products that allow customers to extend investments in service-oriented architecture into a cloud services environment. These new offerings enable clients to create application environments that can be deployed and managed in a private cloud.
The new offerings include: IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.
According to IBM, WebSphere CloudBurst stores and secures WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition images and patterns to be dispensed into a cloud. WebSphere CloudBurst helps customers develop, test and deploy business applications, ending the use of manual, complex or time-intensive processes associated with creating application environments.
In addition, WebSphere CloudBurst is expected to integrate with Tivoli Service Automation Manager to support a data center and reduces IT operational costs by automating the development and management processes for WebSphere cloud computing environments. Tivoli Service Automation Manager provides the capability to request, fulfill and manage complete software stacks for the data center and complements WebSphere CloudBurst with intelligent, pattern-based deployment and management of WebSphere within a cloud.
As part of its public cloud initiatives, IBM is also announcing BPM BlueWorks, a cloud-based set of strategy and business process tools. BPM BlueWorks provides business users with the collateral they need to implement business strategies within their organizations based on business process management techniques.
Tom Rosamilia, general manager of WebSphere at IBM, said: The WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance combines the flexibility of service oriented architecture with the adaptability of the cloud. It’s new capabilities for rapid deployment deliver a fast return on investment to our clients.