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Title:
IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator and IBM PureSystems - compare and contrast
Stream:
Mobile and Cloud (5)
Speakers:
John Hawkins
Abstract:
IBM's SmartCloud Orchestrator is PureSystem's little known cousin. It uses exactly the same cloud modelling and deployment engine as PureApplication Systems and therefore can run exactly the same patterns of expertise as PureApplication Systems. However, the installation, configuration and management of CloudOrchestrator is far more complex than PureApplication Systems due to the very different nature of the underlying installation and infrastructure.

Icon Solutions is a company that specialises in building PureApplication patterns for non-IBM products. Icon runs a SmartCloud Orchestrator system in-house for testing its patterns and has also helped customers install and configure their own SmartCloud Orchestrator systems on-premise. This talk will give an overview of SmartCloud orchestrator in comparison to PureSystems, from the ground up - Hardware, through to firmware and running patterns. It will give an insight into the complexities of installing and managing both PureApplication and SmartCloud Orchestrator in the context of a large scale banking deployment. At the end of this talk the audience will understand more about how PureApplication uses Openstack and then how this technology has been re-used in the SmartCloud Orchestrator product. They will be able to articulate the differences between the products and have a high-level understanding of the architectural components of each virtualisation architecture which the same pattern-engine utilises.
Bio:

John Hawkins:

John is Icon Solutions’ Principal Consultant for PureApplication and is joint Chairman of the European Pure User Group. John has extensive experience in PureApplication as well as the software development lifecycle including DevOps and tools like urbancode. John worked at IBM for 17 years where he led IBM's Cloud strategy and architecture for next generation Cloud Messaging. He also has expertise in Messaging, Mobile, IBM brokers and has a large patent portfolio.

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