Explore the many facets of the IBM SmartCloud portfolio using Packt’s new book and eBook

February 2014 | Enterprise, IBM

Packt is pleased to announce the release of IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials, a practical tutorial that provides in-depth coverage of the basic concepts of cloud computing and common cloud standards. This eBook is available now in various electronic formats such as Amazon Kindle, e-pub, and PDF.

About the author:

Edwin Schouten has 15 years of experience in IT, holds a Master of Science degree in IT Architecture, and is the Open Group Master Certified IT Architect, IBM Expert Level IT Architect, and IBM Certified Solution Advisor for Cloud Computing Architecture V3. He is a Council Member and the Domain Champion for Cloud Computing in the IBM Benelux Technical Experts Council (TEC). He is currently a Master IT Architect for IBM Global Technology Services.


IBM SmartCloud is a branded ecosystem of cloud computing products and solutions from IBM. It makes up an increasingly large share of IBM cloud computing offerings. IBM SmartCloud includes infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) offered through public, private, and hybrid cloud delivery models. IBM places these offerings under three umbrellas: SmartCloud Foundation, SmartCloud Services, and SmartCloud Solutions.


IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials starts off by covering the basics of cloud computing, covering a wide range of cloud components, services, and solutions in the IBM SmartCloud portfolio. Following on from this, readers will be introduced to the public IaaS cloud service - IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.


The eBook explores IBM’s portfolio of cloud computing solutions ranging from infrastructure services (IaaS) to business services (BPaaS), as well as private and public cloud services. Readers will be taken through a number of in-depth use cases, examples, and hands-on exercises that will help them to take advantage of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise quickly and easily. Readers will learn everything they need to know about IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, including how to take advantage of cloud computing within the organization.


This eBook covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: IBM® SmartCloud®

Chapter 2: IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise

Chapter 3: Getting Started

Chapter 4: Advanced Use Cases

Chapter 5: There's an Ecosystem for That

Chapter 6: Further Developments


About Packt:

All books on IBM by Packt are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials
A practical, user-friendly guide that provides an introduction to cloud computing using IBM SmartCloud, along with a thorough understanding of resource management in a cloud environment

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/ibm-smartcloud-essentials/book

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