IBM adding development and test offering to public cloud

The new service follows a private cloud version released last year

IBM will soon offer software development and testing services through its public cloud, adding to a private cloud option launched in June 2009, the company said Tuesday.

Conducting development and testing with an elastic pool of cloud infrastructure is supposed to save IT shops money, since that work no longer has to tie up a fixed set of machines, much of which may sit idle at times.

In addition, cloud-based development can help programmers work more nimbly, since resources can be called up as needed, without the hold-ups associated with reserving time and space on in-house systems, proponents say.

Big Blue also released a list of cloud partners Tuesday, including RightScale and Kaavo, which make cloud management software; security vendor Navajo Systems; performance monitoring software maker AppFirst and application development vendors Aviarc, Corent and Wavemaker.

IBM's public cloud development and test service also employs virtualization technology from Red Hat and supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell's SUSE Linux and Java.

It is set for availability in the second quarter in the U.S. and Canada, with a global release occurring during the rest of the year. It will compete with public cloud infrastructure vendors like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, both of which have formed similar partnerships.

But IBM could have a competitive edge over those companies, given its long track record in enterprise IT and the widespread use of its Rational software development tools.

To the latter end, IBM announced Rational Software Delivery Services for Cloud Computing v1.0 on Tuesday.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags cloud computingIBMsoftware developmentapp testing

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Chris Kanaracus

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?