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Leveraging a Dynamic Application Infrastructure for Effective Private Cloud Computing
Private clouds leverage investments in virtualization. A fourth-quarter 2009 IDC survey indicates that 39% of the respondents consider production servers to be the most important environment to virtualize, including the shift of business-critical workloads to virtualized environments. Meanwhile, another IDC survey during the same time period indicates that more than 80% of both custom and packaged mission-critical applications run on application middleware.
That means there is an urgent need to focus on enabling the application platform to operate within a private cloud as a first step to offering the desired applications as services to business users.
IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance is a private cloud appliance designed to improve the speed and efficiency of the collaborative application life-cycle management process. The appliance provides self-service provisioning of WebSphere middleware images into private cloud development, testing, and production environments. Beyond the cost efficiency benefits, the goal of using WebSphere CloudBurst is to speed up development and testing cycles, improve the quality of the application, and aid the migration of WebSphere Application Server–based applications to private clouds.
Read this IDC white paper to learn more.