IBM and Juniper provided a preview at technology that lets enterprise IT managers easily reallocate computing resources between a private and a public cloud.
Using cloud management software IBM Tivoli and a Juniper network, the companies demonstrated a drag-and-drop interface for managing a hybrid cloud infrastructure. The console displayed virtual machines like small boxes with specific color, to show whether they were being used and what for. Identifying one application as less critical than another, he dragged several boxes from the private cloud to a public one. Then, with computing resources freed up on the private cloud, he allocated the empty boxes to the more critical function in order to meet the IT department’s service-level agreement for it.