Feeds

IBM parks beta cloud on development and test servers

Big-Blue software diet

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

IBM on Thursday kicked off a free public beta of a new cloud computing development and test environment that's hosted on Big Blue's machines.

The company also added new tools and services made special for testing cloud-based apps in a private cloud.

IBM Smart Business Development and Test on IBM Cloud (yes, they put the company name in there twice) provides customizable virtual machines and storage space along with IBM Rational Software Delivery Services, WebSphere, and Information Management software in the package. The service, (SBDaToIC, we suppose) supports Java, .NET, and open-source environments, the company said.

IBM claims businesses can provision themselves a fresh test environment in hours, or in some cases, just minutes.

An IBM spokeswoman told us the beta will be open and free until general availability, scheduled for the first quarter of 2010. Pricing and pay models haven't yet been worked out.

The company is also adding support for private cloud infrastructure to its existing IBM Rational Software Delivery Services for Cloud Computing toolset. It reckons the service will appeal to businesses who like the application lifecycle management tools, but prefer the governance and control of their own cloud environment.

The offering bundles a set of best practices for "agile development" in an enterprise, services for test management and planning, and a set of tools like asset-tracking software. And of course, it's also available with IBM's new cloud testing platform.

Curious developers can poke around IBM's development and testing platform on the IBM Cloud here. ®

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app
William Shatner less-than-impressed by Zuck's celebrity-only app
Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs
Ragegasm spills over as firmware upgrade kills machines
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade
Misc memory hazards 'could be exploited' - and guess what, one's a Javascript vuln
Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Google shows off new Chrome OS look
Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.