IBM Cloud powers Cloudsoft for global expansion

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Cloudsoft, a provider of hybrid cloud application management software, will run its Cloudsoft Application Management Platform (AMP), on the IBM Cloud to expand its global footprint while maintaining privacy and control over its clients’ data.

Cloudsoft and its customers can 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 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.

IBM’s network of Cloud Data Centers allows Cloudsoft to provide 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.

“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.

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.

Meanwhile, IBM announced IBM MobileFirst Foundation is available on the IBM Cloud to simplify and accelerate enterprise mobile application development.

IDC forecasts that cloud IT infrastructure spending will reach $57.8 billion by 2020 accounting for 47.9 percent of the total spending on enterprise IT infrastructure.

IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is built to reduce tedious development cycles and accelerate delivery of powerful mobile experiences in cloud environments.

IBM has supported more than 5,000 clients from around the world in industries ranging from finance and retail to healthcare and telecommunications as they transform into mobile enterprises.