The Private Cloud, Now In A Purple Box

The IBM WebSphere CloudBurst offers a private cloud in an appliance.

The IBM WebSphere CloudBurst offers a private cloud in an appliance.

The private cloud exists, and is living in a purple box. On Thursday IBM announced the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, a hardware appliance that manages and maintains virtual machines in a “private cloud.”

IBM says WebSphere CloudBurst helps customers quickly develop and deploy applications. Once finished, resources are automatically returned to the shared resource pool and logged for internal charge-back purposes.

“The WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance combines the flexibility of SOA (service-oriented architecture) with the adaptability of the cloud,” said Tom Rosamilia, general manager of WebSphere at IBM, in a press release. “It’s new  capabilities for rapid deployment deliver a fast return on investment to our clients.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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