IBM has launched the technical preview of its Cloud Satellite, which gives you the ability to use IBM Cloud services anywhere — on IBM Cloud, on premises or at the edge — delivered as a service from a single pane of glass controlled through the public cloud.
IBM Cloud Satellite enables you to run workloads where it makes the most sense. Unlike other public clouds, IBM Cloud is architected with an open source Kubernetes foundation for greater portability to IBM Cloud Satellite locations. As the company puts it, customers can run workloads, data, and services across any environment—whether that is public cloud, your data center, or an edge location—to achieve consistent application operations and improved performance across their environments.
IBM Cloud Satellite also allows access to a rich catalog of cloud services: provision API-driven cloud services with the click of a button, deployed to any environment and operated as-a-service with the built-in expertise of IBM.
IBM Cloud Satellite also employs a single dashboard, common identity and access management, and centralized observability across all your IBM Cloud Satellite locations. This helps with end-to-end security where data and workloads reside.
“Satellite locations also become targets for the IBM Cloud content catalog, enabling you to deploy software from IBM Cloud to clusters running in your Satellite locations. With IBM Cloud Satellite, IBM Cloud Paks can now be deployed anywhere on a cloud-managed OpenShift cluster,” IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO, IBM Cloud Jason McGee explains in a blog post.
IBM plans to launch Cloud Satellite later this year.