PacktLib: IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials

IBM SmartCloud Essentials

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

IBM SmartCloud

A brief history of IBM

Beware of fake clouds!

The value of cloud services

The IBM SmartCloud portfolio

Summary

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

Introduction

Basic services

Premium services

Estimating your cost

Preparing to get started

Navigating to the SCE management console

Summary

Getting Started

Popular uses

Provisioning our first virtual machine instance

Connecting to the instance

Many more functions!

Summary

Advanced Use-cases

Using REST (and other) APIs

Image management

Securing your resources

Monitoring instances

High availability

Summary

There's an Ecosystem for That

IBM product images

IBM Business Partner solutions

Cloud ecosystem partner images

Ready for IBM SmartCloud Services solutions

Summary

Further Developments

IBM SmartCloud Application Services

Valuable sources of information

A glimpse into our crystal ball

Summary

A Brief History

Index