IBM SmartCloud Essentials

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  • Navigate the IBM SmartCloud portfolio, which contains a wide variety of cloud computing services
  • Explore the advantages of cloud computing, and the most important cloud standardization bodies
  • Create virtual servers and virtual storage
  • Create images, and perform basic functions using the self-service management console
  • Set up virtually any application topology.
  • Perform a cost estimate for your cloud system within minutes
  • Establish object storage to store terabytes of files and other important data in a highly secure way

IBM, the oldest technology company in the world, has a wide variety of powerful cloud services to offer from its IBM SmartCloud portfolio. Being able to differentiate them, and knowing how to use them efficiently gives you a competitive advantage over others.

Starting with the basics of cloud computing, this guide covers the wide range of cloud components, services, and solutions in the IBM SmartCloud portfolio. Following on from this, you’ll be introduced to the public , Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud service - IBM SmartCloud Enterprise; before peeking into the future of IBM cloud services. Using this book, you will discover the advantage of both traditional enterprise computing and public cloud computing.

You will explore IBM's portfolio of cloud computing solutions ranging from infrastructure services (IaaS), to business services (BPaaS), and private to public cloud. You will be taken through a number of in-depth use-cases, examples, and hand-on exercises that will help you to take advantage of infrastructure as a service solution IBM SmartCloud Enterprise quickly and easily.

You will learn everything you need to know about the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, including how to take advantage of cloud computing within your organization.

  • Understand the basic concepts of cloud computing and learn about common cloud standards
  • Learn about the IBM SmartCloud portfolio with its many facets
  • Full of clearly explained concepts, step-by-step instructions and hands-on exercises
Page Count 112
Course Length 3 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781782170648
Date Of Publication 20 Dec 2013


Edwin Schouten

Edwin Schouten is a Master IT Architect for IBM Global Technology Services. He is a Council Member and the Domain Champion for Cloud Computing in the IBM Benelux Technical Experts Council (TEC).

He has 15 years of experience in IT, holds a Master of Science in IT Architecture, 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 also a frequent speaker/panelist at cloud computing events, active member of Dutch cloud standardization bodies Platform Outsourcing Nederland and NEN, and blogger on his own website,, with featured posts on Wired Insights, The Atlantic, Thoughts on Cloud, and

You can reach Edwin at and his Twitter handle is @schoutene.