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February 28, 2014

IBM's SoftLayer Supports RackWare's RMM Software Product

RackWare, a software provider that integrates intelligence and automation in the cloud, has announced the availability of RackWare Management Module (RMM).

RMM, with support from infrastructure as a service by  IBM’s (News - Alert) SoftLayer, enables enterprises to rapidly and easily migrate their data centers into the cloud.

The integration of the RackWare Management Module software with the SoftLayer’s (News - Alert) cloud infrastructure has created a dynamic and flexible computing environment and provides key features including intelligence and automation for the cloud as well as workload mobility with on boarding for rapid migration of enterprise data center workloads into private or public clouds.

In addition, workload elasticity is made possible with auto parking, auto scaling, and cloud bursting features.

Enterprises can also easily and cost-effectively make use of private, public or hybrid cloud environments without application re-writes or changes in operating systems.

With the help of auto parking, enterprises can also reduce costs significantly, as it enables the automatic shutdown of cloud host resources when they are not in use.

Auto scaling can also be used to provide cloud hosts with Scale-In and Scale-Out operations to facilitate coordination with other activated or deactivated hosts and the use of cloud bursting enables the automatic expansion of resources of the data center during peak periods to other heterogeneous private or public cloud infrastructure, and synchronizes back to the data center during off-peak periods, and contracts cloud resources to reduce costs.

Mac Devine, chief technology officer, Cloud Services Division at IBM said, "RackWare streamlines migration from any public or private cloud to SoftLayer. It also provides additional workload mobility and dynamic scaling capabilities on our platform. RackWare provides unique advantages for dynamically matching SoftLayer resources to dynamic changes in business demand, which leads to better customer service, less power consumption, and more efficient costing."

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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