March 5, 2013 – IBM unveiled a new private cloud offering based on OpenStack software as the first move toward basing all of its cloud services and software on open source architecture.

IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator cuts requirements for specific interfaces for different cloud services, and features a graphical organizer for automating cloud tasks. A self-service portal enables users to measure the cost and charge-back of cloud services. Along with SmartCloud Orchestrator, IBM released new versions of and integration capabilities with certain cloud offerings based on open source standards.

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