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IBM® SmartCloud® Essentials by Edwin Schouten

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Chapter 5. There's an Ecosystem for That

In Chapter 1, IBM® SmartCloud®, we covered the IBM® SmartCloud® portfolio and learned what IBM has to offer in terms of cloud computing solutions. Chapter 2 to Chapter 4 covered more specifically what IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise has to offer, where we have seen that it offers rapid provisioned, self-service, elastic, and on demand infrastructure services in a pay-for-use model. But wouldn't it be great if you would be able to extend these infrastructure services with an application stack that, just as fast, delivers the functionality that you require—without having to install the application yourself?

In Chapter 2, IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise, we already briefly covered that IBM® SmartCloud® Enterprise has ...

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