While cloud systems are common for small to medium businesses (SMBs), many larger enterprises have yet to make the move due to concerns about data security and management. The solution is to pair a cloud management solution with a robust system that is proven and tested. The IBM Cloud 400 iSeries servers can be integrated with the IBM Cloud Management Console which provides a simple and easy to use interface that gives users the ability to manage their cloud services in a secure environment. The IBM Cloud 400 iSeries servers are designed for high performance and can handle the most demanding workloads. The servers are also scalable and can be easily expanded to meet the needs of growing businesses.
The IBM Cloud system is built on existing infrastructure that can easily be expanded by the use of basic off-the-shelf components. These are typically all connected through the use of standard industry connections such as either 100BASE-TX (TK1) or 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet). Infrastructure provider networks, using various Fibre Channel, Ethernet or even Internet or Wide Area Network connections are all considered as part of the standard for Cloud Deployment, providing high availability, redundancy and scalability for applications.
The security between end-to-end connections is provided by a comprehensive validation scheme built in the management protocol and an IPsec data encryption service.
To add a new IBM i cloud server, the customers perform a simple “double-click” job from the HMC and choose to perform a new install, after downloading the necessary CMC client installer. After completing the installation and the reconfiguration tasks a new Cloud 400 server is ready to go into action. Simply add new service instances using the ctnccli command, specifying the interface and hostname as necessary and the auto-configure script will do the rest of the work.
Developers find it simple to debug, administer and administer debug programs with the IBM Base Node’s integrated connectivity with the Cloud Services Gateway (CGW). CGW provides administrators, users and developers a complete global infrastructure, unified communications and mobility and data center messaging services. The IBM Base Node includes both optical fiber port and Wi-Fi interconnects that can support the creation of a full infrastructure with hosts that feature expansion, location or redundancy.
The IBM Cloud 400 iSeries servers are a great choice for businesses that are looking to move to the cloud. The servers are scalable and can be easily expanded to meet the needs of growing businesses. The servers are also designed for high performance and can handle the most demanding workloads.