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Creating Smart Virtual Appliances with IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool by Kerry Staples, Moises Romo, David Peraza, Pat Nickel, Jarek Miszczyk, Li-Fang Lee, John Jacobson, Rashed Ferdous, Greg Hurlebaus

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Preface
In a traditional deployment model, software is installed on a physical server, and it is configured for the particular data center environment. The cloud deployment model requires that the dependency on a specific hardware configuration is severed. This IBM® Redbooks® publication guides you through the transition from the traditional application deployment model to the cloud-friendly deployment model. It explains how to achieve these goals by packaging the software stacks into industry standard virtual appliances.
A key part of this transition involves using the IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool. This tool is the IBM tool for creating virtualized workloads that target several private cloud deployment platforms, including platforms ...

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