IBM Power Systems clients now have a seamless path to the Cloud, which preserves their investments in AIX and IBM i systems and solutions, while giving them access to cutting edge Cloud technologies. IBM Cloud Private on IBM Power Systems simplifies the complex needs of modern IT. Typical traditional solution deployments, including Power, use a three-tier architecture model split into databases, application servers, and web or mobile applications running in virtual machines. ICP enables a seamless transformation by enabling the client to blend existing virtual machine tiers with new container-based elements, driving transformation at the client’s own pace.
Virtual machines and containers run side-by-side with a common dashboard and a catalog experience for developers and operators. Let’s see a few examples of IBM Cloud Private on Power Systems in action. First, installation is easy and streamlined with ICP. Many Power clients already use IBM PowerVC to manage their virtual machine infrastructure. Using publicly available Terraform scripts, ICP can be installed with a simple, automated process. Once IBM Cloud Private is installed, users can log in and manage their VM-based applications, along with new containers like IBM Db2, Liberty, and PowerAI Vision all in one place. Clients can get help modernizing their WebSphere Java applications with Transformation Advisor, which we see being installed here. This will gather environment preferences, analyze applications, and provide recommendations for migration and deployment, making the process of converting an application to containers straightforward.
Clients using ICP can take advantage of the four times performance of IBM Power Systems for AI. This example shows training, image, and video recognition models using PowerAI Vision. Clients can use Cloud Automation Manager to deploy VM-based applications, like SAP HANA and Oracle, linking back to their existing PowerVM infrastructure. Here, we’re watching an operator deploy an AIX virtual machine. ICP delivers a single UI for managing VM-based apps, and containerized environments and it can leverage other partner ecosystems, such as IBM Hyperconverged Systems by Nutanix. IBM Cloud Private on IBM Power Systems gives clients the best of both worlds, agility, and transformation alongside mission-critical applications and data.
How To Create A VPN Tunnel To The Mguard Secure Cloud?
I will tell you how to create a secure communication link to a machine. This demo shows a machine in the field or at the customer which can be connected to the mGuard Secure Cloud via the TC Cloud Client. When the customer flips the key switch, the TC Cloud Client establishes a VPN service connection to the mGuard Secure Cloud. A successful connection is indicated by the LEDs. The AMI shows the user interface of the machine. A small-scale assembly line is moving packages, the signal tower shows the status of the machine. If the machine is not working the signal towers red. Now the service connection LED is on. This is also indicated by the LED of the TC Cloud Client. Now log in to the mGuard Secure Cloud as a service technician. The screen shows in the active VPN section or machines waiting for service.
If you want to do a remote service you also need to create a secure link from your servers iPad to the mGuard Secure Cloud. Start the VPN on the iPad. The service icon on the mGuard Secure Cloud changes from red to green. Green means you have a secure VPN connection to the mGuard Secure Cloud. Then select the machine Click on the start button to connect the service iPad with the machine. The status icon changes to green, you are now online with a remote network of the machine and you can start your remote diagnostic and service work with the machine. Access the camera, access HMI, start machine. As you can see the remote service fixes the machine and it’s working again. The signal tower is green and the assembly line is moving.