z/VM: A Key Cloud Infrastructure Component with Open Stack
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
Installation and service information for OpenStack enablement and xCAT
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