Move to the Cloud Easily with IBM SmartCloud Entry V3.1 and IBM Common Cloud Stack

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 31 December 2013, updated 15 August 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738453536
ISBN-13: 9780738453538
IBM Form #: REDP-5030-00
(78 pages)

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Authors: Juscelino Candido de Lima Junior, Louis Fuka


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes our newest product for helping businesses enter the world of cloud technology: IBM SmartCloud® Entry, Version 3.1. This software includes the IBM Common Cloud Stack, which is powered by open source OpenStack from the OpenStack Foundation. These products work together to help you move your business to the cloud. This paper explains the ways that you can take advantage of this extensive and powerful technology.

With the power of cloud computing, you can enhance your existing services, extend your market reach, and create new markets for your services. IBM SmartCloud Entry V3.1 is easy to use, even for first-time cloud service users. It can enable you to benefit from cloud technology in less time and with less effort than you might think.

This Redpaper features two scenarios that demonstrate the ease of carrying out processes with IBM SmartCloud Entry software. The information is directed to two primary audiences. Chapter 1 is directed mainly to decision-makers, such as CEOs, CIOs, and CFOs, who need to know about cloud technology and the power that it offers. The remainder of the paper is directed to IT professionals, such as information architects, business intelligence administrators, and database administrators, who need to know about the functions and capabilities of SmartCloud Entry and Common Cloud Stack.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Move to the cloud with IBM SmartCloud Entry V3.1
1.1 Take part in the power of the cloud
1.2 IBM SmartCloud Entry V3.1

Chapter 2. Architecture of the OpenStack products
2.1 The OpenStack products
2.2 A closer look at the architecture of the OpenStack products
2.3 Troubleshooting made easy

Chapter 3. Scenario for integrating IBM SmartCloud Entry with Microsoft Hyper-V
3.1 Overview of the scenario
3.2 The migration process

Chapter 4. Image Management
4.1 About building images
4.2 Image flavors
4.3 SSH key management

Appendix A. Cloud architecture standards

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