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Smarter computing: Managed with cloud technologies
In the era of Smarter computing, the infrastructure is managed with Cloud technologies to improve service delivery and efficiency. Leaders are embracing the transformative power of cloud technologies to reinvent the way they do business and improve the economics of IT.
IBM Cloud clients can now provision new services in 90 percent less time than before; reduce data center footprint over 80 percent; cut software licensing costs by up to 85 percent; significantly reduce time required to manage resources and deploy infrastructures that flex to meet changing business needs.
Only IBM offers IT infrastructure capabilities to support any cloud project. These capabilities support the delivery of infrastructure- platform-, or software as a service, and span the full adoption lifecycle from initial design through deployment and ongoing management.
A client's journey to cloud has multiple entry points. Explore our cloud infrastructure entry points to learn more.
Cloud infrastructure entry points
Build an efficient IT infrastructure
The journey can start with the desire to streamline, simplify and drive down costs by building a more efficient IT infrastructure. In this step we see organisations consolidating and virtualizing their infrastructure - servers, storage and networking - and implementing systems management. By improving the efficiency of your existing infrastructure you can help reduce operating and capital expenses while establishing a firm foundation for cloud delivery.
- Consolidate and virtualise servers, storage and networking
- Reduce operating and capital expenses
- Streamline systems management
Improve speed and dexterity
Automation enables organisations to build on an integrated foundation to improve speed and dexterity and reduce application development cycles. Simplifying administration through self-service provisioning and automated IT service deployment frees your team from mundane, manual tasks to focus on high value projects that accelerate business value.
- Deliver self-service provisioning
- Automate IT service deployment
- Simplify administration
Deliver IT without boundaries
Seamless orchestration of heterogeneous servers, storage and networks can allow you to deliver more with less by bringing diverse resources under a single point of management control. You’ll also be able to improve reliability, availability and security of service to help guarantee SLAs. At this stage you’re ready to deliver IT without boundaries, break down traditional silos and simplify information access to increase productivity and speed innovation.
- Deploy IT services more rapidly
- Increase agility by managing multi-tenant environments
- Speed innovation through seamless orchestration
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Frank De Gilio is a Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Architect for Cloud in STG. He is focused on providing enterprise wide cloud solutions to clients who are interested in leveraging figuring out how to modernise their IT to be more cost effective and agile. His unique approach looks at an enterprises holistic requirements on cloud, uniting the development, operational and business aspects of the cloud deployment model to ensure that a business is looking at all of the implications of implementing the technology.
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