New IBM Cloud Private brings public cloud to private data centers

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IBM New Cloud Private

IBM introduced a new product IBM Cloud private to help enterprises use open source technologies to bring a cloud deployment model to their private data centers.

The IBM Cloud Private help businesses arrange modern applications on their existing infrastructure, using Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry.

The new product offers a path for maintaining older IBM middleware products without forcing long-time customers to completely split and replace.

According to IBM, the tech company seeks to provide a consistent technology platform for building applications, making it easier for business users to move their workloads to and from the public cloud.

Build APIs to connect cloud services

Essentially, IBM providing a best way to build APIs to connect cloud services like Salesforce with the in-house data center and share data with those legacy applications. It also enables them to manage the legacy applications in a modern way by moving them to containers, while using Kubernetes as a management layer.

Technically this is the second version of Cloud Private, which IBM launched as an open source project earlier this year. The new version support for containers like WebSphere, DB2, and MongoDB. Cloud Private also adds support for running Cloud Foundry in addition to Docker containers.

This product could be an attempt to exploit that position, and help grow its market share. While also help customers move to a more modern computing environment.

Google, AWS, and VMware all these tech companies plan to bring cloud native computing to their customers. However, IBM remains the number three cloud infrastructure provider by its strength in private cloud services. However, IBM’s cloud business isn’t growing rapidly, especially compared to competitors.

Customers can try out Cloud Private without purchasing a license can use the software’s Community Edition, which available for free.

More information: [IBM Cloud Private]