IBM Launches SmartCloud Enterpise Based On IaaS Platform

IBM has dished out the next generation SmartCloud Enterprise cloud computing platform to cater to Indian businesses.

The company said that the IaaS platform will help businesses increase efficiencies and manage costs.

The service will be offered from the recently opened Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore. IBM said that businesses will be charged according to hourly usage.

The platform will make use of IBM’s Development and Test Cloud infrastructure, which is capable to reducing application development times from days to mere minutes using automation and rapid provisioning tools. This allows businesses to save around 30 percent of the costs.

“The new IBM SmartCloud Enterprise aims to offer businesses the cost savings and scalability of a shared cloud,” said Akash Saxena, Vice President, Offerings Management & Development, Global Technology Services, IBM, India/South Asia.

“By introducing the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to Indian businesses, we aim to meet the increasing demand of local enterprises to capitalize on the economic benefits cloud computing can bring, including speed, time-to-market and driving innovation.” he added.

The company also said that businesses will be able to deploy their Lotus Domino applications on the SmartCloud Enterprise platform using the Lotus Domino Utility Server for LotusLive.