z/VM: A Key Cloud Infrastructure Component with Open Stack Enablement
OpenStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing project that is no-charge open source software managed by the OpenStack Foundation. With IBM's adoption of OpenStack as part of its cloud strategy, z/VM provides OpenStack enablement for z/VM, so you can use OpenStack to provision and manage z/VM virtual machines running Linux on z Systems.
Open standards offer a common foundation and compatible interfaces for companies to augment computing resources at a moment's notice to meet changing customer demands, such as adding a new mobile application for a new group of customers to drive additional revenue. Standards help enterprises be more nimble and address major client concerns, like vendor lock-in, the need to hire expensive specialized experts, long application development cycles, and security challenges.
The z/VM Cloud Manager Appliance (CMA) is designed to be an easy-to-deploy, simple-to-use OpenStack enablement component to help deliver new and improved private cloud and Service Provider solutions on z Systems.
Information to help you get started
- IBM z Systems Cloud Computing
- Blog: CMA announcements, installation experiences
- Wiki: OpenStack on IBM z Systems, CMA deployment
- User communities: CMA, z/VM general, Linux on IBM z Systems
- IBM z/VM Cloud Connector
- Enabling z/VM for OpenStack Documentation
Installation and service information for OpenStack enablement and xCAT
- IBM z/VM OpenStack Enablement and IBM z/VM Cloud Connector
- IBM z/VM OpenStack Enablement and Cloud Manager Appliance
- z/VM xCAT Maintenance
- A tool package, ZXCATIVP, to help with validation of the configuration files that reside on a z/VM OpenStack Compute node
This document is maintained by:
Chuck Brazie z/VM Development firstname.lastname@example.org