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2 IBM Rational solutions for cloud computingCloud computing is an emerging, smart IT delivery model a private, public or hybrid cloud. But how does a companythat can enable your business to signiﬁcantly reduce IT costs determine which environments to migrate and what kind ofand complexities while sharpening your competitive edge. cloud it needs—and how to implement one after it decides?Inspired by consumer Internet services—such as onlinebanking—and shared consumer models—such as power To ﬁgure out how to get to where you want to be in thegrids—the cloud is a centralized source for IT-supported serv- future, you need to ﬁrst understand where you are. Leveragingices and activities. Cloud computing helps end users get the an enterprise architecture approach to strategic planning canservices they need, lets businesses take advantage of economies help you:of scale and optimizes workloads. ● Understand the current state of your business and how wellLeveraging virtualization, standardization and automation, it operates today.cloud computing frees up IT staff, capital and operational ● Identify efficiencies, gaps, risks and opportunities forbudgets for strategic investments. It helps organizations change.get the most out of their existing hardware resources and ● Create transformation plans that help manage change andspeed time to market for new services and capabilities. With achieve your intended return on investment (ROI).the promises that the cloud delivers, many companies areconsidering building their own clouds—some private for This kind of planning and strategizing establishes an action-corporate use only and some public for their customers and able enterprise architecture, which is a dynamic blueprint ofusers outside of their ﬁrewall. Given all the things to consider the business and technology operations and components.when leveraging a cloud model, implementing one may seem Using one to model your cloud strategy can help you seam-daunting—but it doesn’t have to be. IBM Rational® solutions lessly transition workloads from a localized environment to acan help your organization: cloud environment.● Plan, manage and safeguard a public, private or hybrid IBM Rational software provides context for the integration of cloud. strategies, systems, people and processes and helps companies● Plan, prioritize, build and deliver applications for and visualize relationships, perform analysis, report on status and on the cloud. build governance. The Rational solution for enterprise archi- tecture can help you:Strategically implement a cloud using anenterprise architecture approach ● Align business and IT objectives by producing a consoli-When a company starts considering whether a cloud is right dated view of the business’s current state and cloudfor its business, it must identify how a cloud could ﬁt into its target state.business strategy—and associated business architecture. It ● Ensure that business requirements are driving cloudneeds to determine which workloads would be better in a deployment.cloud environment rather than a local environment and ensure ● Decide how and when to leverage new cloud services tothat the transformation to cloud improves operations without reduce risk and speed ROI.causing unforeseen disruption. Based on its needs, a company ● Establish a uniﬁed cloud analysis and reporting platform tomay want to elevate environments—such as storage, applica- track performance.tion development and testing, web services, and analytics—to
IBM Software 3 The IBM Security Framework is designed to help organiza- tions take a holistic, business-driven approach to security— 200 including in cloud environments. IBM organized its security framework around ﬁve security focus areas: 160 Application Data ● People and identity—mitigates the risks associated with 120 user access to corporate resources Location Organization ● Data and information—understands, deploys and 80 properly tests controls for access to and usage of sensitive Process Project business data 40 ● Application and process—helps safeguard applications, protecting them from malicious or fraudulent use and hard-Cost 0 ening them against failure Current state Future state ● Network, server and end point—optimizes service avail- ability by mitigating risks to network components ● Physical infrastructure—provides actionable intelligenceFigure 1: The Rational solution for enterprise architecture can help you on the desired state of physical infrastructure security andalign business and IT objectives by producing a consolidated view of thebusiness’s current state and cloud target state. on making improvements A recent study by the Ponemon Institute revealed thatMoreover, you don’t need to plan your cloud alone. The 76 percent of U.K. CEOs surveyed feel that reducing poten-IBM Rational Lab Services team can help you identify and tial security ﬂaws within business-critical applications is thetarget the best workloads to deploy to the cloud and recognize most important aspect of their data protection program.1 Asareas where your organization will likely achieve the greatest part of the security framework, IBM Rational solutions furtherROI. You can even leverage the depth and breadth of knowl- address security concerns by facilitating the security, compli-edge of the IBM Global Technology Services group to plan, ance and alignment with business policies of the web servicesset up and manage private cloud implementations. And for and applications they publish into the cloud. These solutionsorganizations that don’t want to or can’t create a cloud include:using existing assets, you can build a private cloud with theIBM CloudBurst™ solution—a ready-made cloud environ- ● A suite of web application security testing solutions thatment composed of hardware, software and services. automate vulnerability assessments. ● An automated online compliance solution that assesses qual-Gain peace of mind by safeguarding your ity, privacy and accessibility compliance issues.cloud ● An automated testing tool for functional testing, regressionSecurity is a top concern of businesses with regard to cloud testing, GUI testing and data-driven testing.computing. Companies want to ensure compliance and protecttheir intellectual property and data from third parties andsometimes even employees within the company. A widespreadconcern is that a cloud may not be as safe as an environmentwithin an organization’s ﬁrewall.
4 IBM Rational solutions for cloud computingPlan, prioritize, design, develop, test anddeploy cloud applications IBM Rational IBM RationalDevelopers worldwide have relied on IBM Rational software Focal Point™ System Architect Prioritizes projects Plans and manages transformationfor decades to deliver high quality applications across Planningplatforms—from web to desktop to mainframe. Today,Rational tools now have built-in capabilities speciﬁcally forcloud application development. These solutions can help you IBM Rationalplan, prioritize, design, develop and deliver superior software. Asset Manager Stores patternsThey were designed to integrate with each other, enhance Patternscollaboration, and automate development and deliveryprocesses—helping to improve software quality and speed IBM Rationaltime to market. Software Architect IBM Rational AppScan® Application Validates application Builds applications on patterns securityThe tools align the business and technology needs of your Applicationorganization by assessing your current enterprise architecture Patternsand helping you prioritize your investments so they align with IBM Rationalyour business objectives. Build Forge® Measured capabilities Loads applications Delivered by various products, into the CloudBurst such as IBM Rational Insight,Using automation, the integrated Rational application devel- appliance IBM Cognos® solutions and Application the executive dashboardopment tools help speed time to market for cloud applications application from IBMand reduce the total cost of software delivery. The tools IBM WebSphere Cloudempower developers to discover bugs earlier in the develop- CloudBurst Appliancement process when it generally takes less time to ﬁx errors, Deploys applications Application to cloudimproving software quality and further reducing costs. TheRational applications not only integrate with each other butalso with IBM WebSphere® CloudBurst Appliance software,helping businesses more easily, quickly and cost-effectively Figure 2: Rational tools have built-in capabilities that help you plan, priori-exploit cloud services. tize, design, develop and deliver superior software for the cloud. Because the tools are designed to integrate with each other, your information easily ﬂows among the Rational applications.Respond quickly to demands bydeveloping in the cloud But with many companies supporting geographically dispersedSoftware has become a differentiating component in smarter teams, it has become more difficult for developers and deliveryproducts and systems, so quality software development and professionals to create the right software right now.delivery must happen quickly if manufacturers want torespond to marketplace demands and remain competitive.
IBM Software 5IBM Rational software delivery services for cloud computing The time-saving capabilities of Rational software deliveryoffer an agile, ﬂexible cloud computing model designed to services for cloud computing help organizations:help you simplify and streamline your operation so engineerscan work faster—virtually regardless of where they are located. ● Speed application time to market.For example, you can provision temporary development and ● Reduce capital and licensing expenses.test environments on the IBM cloud as you need them in just ● Decrease maintenance, operating and labor costs.minutes—versus days or weeks to implement them on local ● Efficiently leverage your IT infrastructure.machines. The IBM cloud provides companies with the ● Scale development capacity as needed.infrastructure they need to develop and test applicationswithout the capital expenditure. For organizations interested Why IBM?in a private cloud deployment of Rational software delivery Our smarter planet requires infrastructure and software deliv-services for cloud computing, the software is also available for ery to be more dynamic—and cloud computing provides thethe IBM Smart Business Development and Test Cloud offer- virtualization, standardization and automation needed toing and the IBM CloudBurst solution: a prepackaged and increase ﬂexibility of and reduce costs for software delivery.self-contained service delivery platform that can be easily andquickly implemented in a data center. Successful implementation requires an overall strategic vision combined with a pragmatic, evolutionary approach to deployment—one that IBM has developed through its many cloud engagements within IBM and with clients around the IBM Rational software delivery services for the cloud world. Today, IBM is helping organizations get started on the journey toward cloud computing. IBM Rational Team Concert™ O/S IBM offers cloud solutions that can help you create a private, IBM Rational Build Forge O/S public or hybrid cloud environment; build applications for your cloud; or develop and deliver applications on the cloud. IBM Rational Requirements Composer O/S IBM cloud IBM Rational software and services for cloud computing help IBM Rational Quality Manager O/S you transform software delivery by providing best-in-class software development and test solutions across multiple IBM Rational Asset Manager = virtual machine platforms—including in private clouds and on the IBM cloud. O/S = operating system O/S You can even use Rational solutions within a traditional soft- ware delivery environment while leveraging others on your private cloud—or even on the IBM cloud to create a hybrid-Figure 3: IBM Rational software delivery services for cloud computingoffer a comprehensive, ﬂexible cloud computing model designed to help cloud-model development environment.you simplify and streamline your operation.