An Architectural Overview of IBM Workload Deployer

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 05 July 2012

Authors: Zhi Xian Chen, Seiichiro Imazeki, Matthew Kelm, Simon Kofkin-Hansen, Zhi Qiang Kou, Bobby McChesney, Carla Sadtler


IBM® Workload Deployer is one of the foundational elements of the IBM private cloud strategy. This appliance provides rapid adoption and deployment of both Infrastructure and Platform as Service offerings. It provides a proven path to better use existing IT resources by improving the efficiency and flexibility of these infrastructures. IBM Workload Deployer is the correct solution for organizations that seek agility in response to a dynamic
business environment.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Workload Deployer and its capabilities. In addition, it describes the primary tools available to create custom content to be provisioned and managed by the appliance.

This paper is Chapter 1 of IBM Workload Deployer: Pattern-based Application and Middleware Deployments in a Private Cloud, SG24-8011. It is available separately for use by those customers who want a high level architectural view of IBM Workload Deployer. You can find the more information about building and deploying virtual systems and applications by downloading the full IBM Redbooks® publication at

Table of contents

IBM Workload Deployer V3.1
IBM Workload Deployer patterns
The cloud
Administrative interfaces
Appliance settings
Tools for building custom assets

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