IBM Debuts Cloud Manager with OpenStack [VIDEO]

Friday May 16th 2014 by Sean Michael Kerner

IBM explains what its new Cloud Manager release is all about and how it integrates with OpenStack and IBM hardware platforms.

IBM officially announced its new Cloud Manager with OpenStack release this week. The new release provides organizations with a starting point for managing and deploying OpenStack clouds.

In a video interview, Jeff Borek, World-Wide Program Director for Cloud Computing and Systems Software at IBM, details what the Cloud Manager 4.1 release is all about.

"Cloud Manager with OpenStack is an evolution of an offering we have had in the market for over two years now and was formerly known as IBM Smart Cloud Entry," Borek said.

Borek explained that in the past the product was an overlay to an organization's existing VMware vSphere deployments as well as IBM systems director and VM control technology. IBM has evolved the platform over the last two years to increasingly become based on OpenStack.

Watch the full video interview with IBM's Jeff Borek below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Datamation and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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