IBM has announced that Cloudsoft, a provider of hybrid cloud application management software, will run its flagship product, Cloudsoft Application Management Platform (AMP), on the IBM Cloud. This allows Cloudsoft to expand its global footprint while maintaining privacy and control over its clients' data.
As part of the agreement, Cloudsoft and its customers can now deploy and manage applications in IBM Blue Box OpenStack-powered private clouds in IBM Cloud Data Centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, helping clients meet their regulatory and compliance needs. Cloudsoft AMP policies can control precisely which components run where — giving clients even more choice and control over where their data is processed. This is key for clients in regulated industries, as it allows them to keep their data in country.
Additionally, by tapping into IBM's global network of Cloud Data Centers, Cloudsoft provides its customers with faster software downloads and better application performance via IBM's private, high-speed network. Cloudsoft AMP on IBM Cloud gives customers a dedicated cloud infrastructure that enables them to run business-critical applications and services worldwide with greater transparency and efficiency.
"Implementing Cloudsoft AMP on IBM Blue Box across IBM Cloud Data Centers will allow us to meet the increased demand from customers for hybrid cloud solutions built on OpenStack," said Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO, Cloudsoft Corporation. "The combination of Blue Box's best-in-class OpenStack service and IBM Cloud's global footprint and unique private network will enable us to model, deploy and manage our customers' business critical applications and services worldwide."
Cloudsoft AMP blueprints can target multiple IBM Cloud Data Center locations running Blue Box clouds, simplifying the deployment and management of distributed applications. Use cases include blockchain networks, multi-site database replication and globally load balanced offerings with shared backend services.
Cloudsoft is also leveraging IBM Blue Box to create a Federated Keystone Identity Server, giving the company a singular, integrated view of its global cloud deployments for clients and simplifying the internal sign-on process.
"Over the past two years, we've helped Cloudsoft scale its footprint from one data center in the U.S. to three locations in major financial regions worldwide," said Jesse Proudman, IBM distinguished engineer, IBM Cloud. "We've also improved the offering by introducing features like Federated Keystone identity management, supporting hybrid cloud implementations through simplified management across multiple global data centers."