CloudBurst is a “ready-to-go” solution from IBM that’s designed to provide resource monitoring, cost management and services availability in a cloud. IBM CloudBurst is a key component in the company’s lineup of cloud computing solutions, which also includes IBM Smart Business Storage Cloud, IBM Smart Desktop Cloud and IBMSmartCloud Enterprise.
CloudBurst can also refer to IBM’s WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, a hardware appliance designed to speed application creation and deployment to cloud and virtualization environments. The CloudBurst appliance provides access to IBM middleware virtual images and patterns to facilitate cloud deployment, and can be securely deployed and managed in a private cloud. IBM recently rebranded the CloudBurst Appliance as IBM Workload Deployer.
Originally a Canadian-based business intelligence and performance management software solutions provider, Cognos was acquired by IBM in 2007 and has since had its software renamed as Cognos Business Intelligence and Financial Performance Management, or Cognos BI and FPM for short. Cognos software is currently used to help businesses gain a better understanding of their financial […]
- licensing technology
Software licensing technology enables software developers to protect their intellectual property by facilitating the process of creating, issuing and managing software licenses. Licensing technology typically includes license key generation, license registration and license management tools to prevent the developer’s software from being copied, shared or otherwise illegally used (aka pirated) by non-licensed users.
- licensing strategy
Software licensing strategy involves the decision-making process and implementation of rules or policies for protecting the intellectual property of a software developer. A wide variety of software licensing strategies exist to meet the needs of the software developer as well as the end user or enterprise that will be utilizing the software. Common licensing strategies […]
- Cloud Provisioning
The phrase cloud provisioning refers to the deployment of a company’s cloud computing strategy, which typically involves selecting which applications and services will reside in the public cloud and which will remain on site behind the firewall or in the private cloud. Cloud provisioning also entails developing the processes for interfacing with the cloud’s applications […]
- Cloud Migration
The process of transitioning all or part of a company’s data, applications and services from on-site premises behind the firewall to the cloud, where the information can be provided over the Internet on an on-demand basis. While a cloud migration can present numerous challenges and raise security concerns, cloud computing can also enable a company […]