IBM Cloud Computing
IBM Cloud Computing is a portfolio of cloud platforms, applications, infrastructure, and related services geared toward enterprise IT organizations that build and deploy various configurations of private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, as well as IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) frameworks. IBM’s core cloud ecosystem is composed of IBM’s Bluemix cloud development platform, Cloudant’s scalable NoSQL database service; SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure (which is verified to run SAP apps in the cloud); and Tivoli middleware management tools to automatically provision resources and monitor operations. IBM’s cloud marketplace provides users with alternative database and management tools, as well as tools for application development and testing, data warehousing and analytics, social business collaboration, and managed security and risk assessment.
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