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What is IBM Cloud Private?

The need to respond with speed and agility to business requirements is equally important as protecting data, particularly in highly regulated industries.

Date: 11 April, 2018

For most IT Operation Managers, the need to respond with speed and agility to business requirements is equally important as protecting data, particularly in highly regulated industries.  Pressing business needs such as these are the driving force behind cloud adoption.

So, what exactly is IBM Cloud Private? Essentially, it is a reliable and scalable cloud development platform that runs on your infrastructure. It delivers cloud capabilities within your own data centre with an in-built set of application developer services.

A private cloud allows companies to customise their environments according to their own unique needs and based on their own security requirements. It leverages the benefits of public cloud, including rapid deployment, scalability, ease of use and elasticity but can also offer you additional capabilities such as greater control, increased performance, predictable cost, tighter security and flexible management options.

In a nutshell it is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerised applications in an integrated environment. IBM Cloud Private manages containers that include the orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console and monitoring frameworks. It also includes a graphical user interface that provides a centralized location from where you can deploy, manage, monitor and scale your applications.

One of its major advantages is that it combines a runtime environment for workloads leveraging Kubernetes a runtime for Cloud Foundry and a set of management functions and DevOps tools, with predefined workload content, based on IBM software.

Read our most recent whitepaper to find out more about the benefits of IBM Cloud Private: https://enterprise-software.co.uk/resources/how-to-get-the-benefits-of-cloud-behind-your-firewall/