New IBM application services for cloud include middleware, DB2, SAP services and CRM.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) is rolling out a new set of SmartCloud services and software, providing new opportunities for enterprises to move their applications to a cloud model.
The new offerings include the debut of SmartCloud Enterprise 2.0, which is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. The new SmartCloud will also enable IBM DB2 database-as-a-service as well other IBM applications. IBM isn’t just enabling its cloud for IBM software; the SmartCloud also has a service for SAP ERP applications.
The SmartCloud platform is being delivered on a Linux infrastructure with future plans to expand with Windows and IBM’s AIX Unix. IBM is using KVM and Red Hat as the underlying technology vendor platform.