IBM Launches WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance


Earlier this week IBM launched WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, software that revolves around private cloud computing.  IBM is the first major company to create a cloud appliance for their customers.

What are private clouds?  They are resources that enables businesses to run applications and sources using virtualized workloads.  The servers that run the applications are generally configured by IT departments across various data centers.

IBM’s WebSphere Appliance stores virtualized images of applications in their xSeries servers.  When the customers are ready, the applications can be plugged into private clouds and can be called upon on demand.

As of right now, the virtualized images will be store in VMware ESX Server file formats.  Other formats will follow in the near future according to Tom Rosamilia, GM of apps and integration middleware at IBM.

The WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition will also be stored as a virtualized image that can be called on demand.  The Hypervisor Edition is part of IBM’s WebSphere Application Server line of products and will be running on the x86 server series.  The appliance and server will cost roughly $45,000.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

IBM Launches WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance Comments

  1. NicholasK says:

    This new revolution in technology will probably start to move things in the appliance parts sector as well. The example here is very good for the time to come and the truth is that you never know what to expect when it comes to technology revolution. More and more amazing things appear on the market every day.

  2. NicholasK says:

    This new revolution in technology will probably start to move things in the appliance parts sector as well. The example here is very good for the time to come and the truth is that you never know what to expect when it comes to technology revolution. More and more amazing things appear on the market every day.

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