With the most complete set of hardware, software, and services for cloud computing, IBM is able to help enterprise clients deploy the new model to achieve cost and efficiency benefits while keeping their businesses secure, resilient, and performing at optimal levels.
The IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio is the industry's first set of enterprise-directed cloud services and integrated products. It includes:
Hosted by IBM, LotusLive is a portfolio of online services that delivers scalable, security-rich email, Web conferencing, and collaboration solutions. LotusLive is delivered through the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. It provides users with new ways to work more effectively with colleagues, customers, partners, and suppliers, at a predictable monthly rate.
A leading mobile phone manufacturer uses LotusLive iNotes, a security-rich, cloud-based email service, to deliver real time access to email accounts, calendar, address book, journal and to-do list data to its worldwide customer base. The cloud-based infrastructure allows the company to dynamically scale to meet demand.
Providing a secure private cloud environment, the IBM Smart Business Test Cloud helps organizations develop and test cloud applications without affecting mission-critical operations. The service helps organizations reduce design and implementation costs, improve provisioning time and quality through automation, and lower the risk associated with human error.
The largest telecommunications company in Korea is using IBM's Smart Business Test Cloud to quickly develop, test and publish new end-user services. The secure, stable private cloud environment allow the company to offer up to 20 new services such as sports news feeds and a photo service to its customers.
IBM CloudBurst is a pre-packaged private cloud offering. Delivered and supported as a single product, it includes everything necessary to start up a private cloud: pre-installing and configuring the necessary software on the hardware and leveraging services for customization to your environment. CloudBurst includes integrated storage, virtualization, and networking systems, built-in service management systems for a variety of workloads, and installation services.
Using IBM's CloudBurst offering, a state-linked technology and telecommunications company in Vietnam is able to deliver virtual IT services for businesses. Customers can obtain cloud-based resources at any time, thus enjoying the value and efficiencies of cloud computing with minimal investment.
Using thin clients connected to a cloud infrastructure, IBM Smart Business Desktop Cloud accelerates the virtualization of your desktop environment. It delivers a security-rich, scalable, resilient IT infrastructure to provide users with single-point, consistent access to almost any traditional desktop application from almost any device.
A regional school district in the United States used IBM Smart Business Desktop Cloud to build a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure that restores 1400 aging desktops to usefulness and decrease the management overhead associated with maintaining multiple images. Students and teachers can now access school applications through a remote desktop environment with the same security and filtering as if they were in the classroom.
Bringing all of its business and technical know-how to the table, IBM helps customers focus on identifying and exploiting opportunities around the cloud. The aim is to determine how cloud computing could be used in your environment for maximum return on investment, and to create a high-level roadmap that considers your level of deployment readiness and leverages the power of your existing assets.
This portfolio of services enables organizations to quickly deploy the cloud computing model to drive efficiency, productivity, and control.