IBM Platform Computing Cloud Services
Deploy analytics, technical computing and Hadoop workloads with confidence on high-performance clusters in the cloud
IBM® Platform Computing™ cloud services deliver versatile, application-ready clusters in the cloud for organisations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity for high performance application workloads. The services include market-leading IBM Platform LSF® or IBM Platform Symphony workload management software and IBM Spectrum Scale software defined storage. The software is integrated, provisioned and deployed as part of complete, integrated services which include a dedicated InfiniBand interconnect, bare-metal IBM SoftLayer® infrastructure and support from an experienced cloud operations team. A global presence with the choice of data centre location helps ensure that data regulations are met.
The cloud services are optimised for compute and data-intensive technical computing and analytics applications as well as a variety of Hadoop distributions, which as now available as part of the new IBM High Performance Hadoop Services.
Meet New and Peak Demand Challenges
IBM Platform Computing cloud services are designed for:
Add High Performance Computing Capacity as Needed
IBM Platform Computing cloud services enables speedy deployment of technical computing, analytics or Hadoop workloads in the cloud. Organisations using the service can easily meet additional resource demands without the cost of purchasing or managing in-house infrastructure, minimising their administrative burden and quickly addressing evolving business needs.
To burst workloads from local infrastructure out to the cloud, organisations can add capacity on demand with application-ready clusters provisioned on the SoftLayer cloud and connected to an on-premise cluster. For companies experiencing new or emerging resource demands, a stand-alone cluster running on the SoftLayer cloud provides compute and storage resources as needed, accessible on a temporary basis with drastically reduced wait times.
Platform Computing cloud services provide:
Achieve Faster Business Results
Organisations using IBM Platform Computing cloud services benefit from:
Leverage IBM Software with SoftLayer Infrastructure and Support
In addition to offering fully integrated workload management spanning on-premises and on-cloud resources, the Platform Computing cloud service provides a security-rich cloud environment for demanding technical computing, analytics and Hadoop applications. The SoftLayer infrastructure includes dedicated physical machines, InfiniBand interconnect, Aspera for high speed data transfer and the latest processor technology to ensure optimal application performance and fastest time to results. SoftLayer public, private and out-of-band management networks are fully integrated, spanning data centres and network points-of-presence in multiple locations around the world.
Architected to meet your organisation’s needs
Platform Computing cloud services eliminate the complexity of architecting, integrating, provisioning and managing a high performance cluster. Organisations have a choice of four cloud service options: