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Cloud Automation Manager

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Welcome to IBM Cloud Automation Manager

Providing a consistent experience for managing cloud resources on-premise or extend your cloud across multiple providers to seamlessly manage your hybrid cloud.

Automate and standardize delivery of infrastructure and application stacks consistently in many clouds.

Compose and orchestrate complex environments into easy to consume cloud services that can be accessed with a DevOps tool chain or published into a self-service catalog.

Manage workload and service instance lifecycle across many clouds.

CAM Overview

Learn about the key features of CAM and how they relate to CAM Development.

Key features of Cloud Automation Manager

Templates Cloud infrastructure templates are written in Terraform and the Terraform engine is used to deploy and manage these templates.

CAM Variables Template parameters describe how each Terraform parameter is to be displayed and consumed, for example, if a parameter is a password or not. CAM variables are described in an editable, proprietary format.

Orchestration Services CAM includes an orchestration engine which provides a language to describe the orchestration flow needed to deploy and manage services.

Cloud Connections Cloud connections describe the necessary connection parameters to connect to supported clouds.

Content Runtime The Content Runtime is a collection of Chef, Software Repository and the Pattern Manager which run on a series of docker containers. The Content Runtime may be deployed from a Terraform template.

Template Management Once deployed, CAM provides an interface to manage day 2 operations via the Terraform Plan/Apply feature

Service deployment as simple as 1, 2, 3…

View the template and service deployment demonstration in three simple steps.

Built on common open tooling


Define and manage cloud resources using Terraform.


Manage Virtual Machine configuration in-built Chef Support referenced directly from Templates.


Manage templates using GIT natively to enable template management through your existing development toolchain.

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