IBM launches Platform Computing Cloud Service

In these days IBM launched its new hybrid cloud offering called IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service.

The service, that runs on IBM SoftLayer infrastructure, integrates IBM Platform LSF and Platform Symphony workload management software delivered as SaaS and aims at that market segment that requires high-performance computing, where cloud adoption is still proceeding at a slow pace.

IBM PCCS is available in two models: a stand-alone cluster running in the Softlayer cloud (private cloud) where users directly access workloads and data and a hybrid cluster (cloud bursting) that integrates on-premise and cloud resources in a proper hybrid model.

This announcement, alongside with the recent IBM expansion of its worldwide datacenter presence, highlights IBM’s strategy to valorize the SoftLayer acquisition and to invest in the growing hybrid cloud market.