IBM public cloud — Use the technology of tomorrow, today
By Maria Fernanda Velazquez | 3 minute read | December 9, 2019
According to a recent IDC report, by 2022, 90 percent of business innovations will happen using a public cloud. The report also says that from the year 2018 to 2023, 500 million new applications will be created, which is equal to the number built over the last 40 years.
These stats tell us that the demand for cloud services is growing tremendously.
Beyond general innovation, the role of the public cloud is also increasingly becoming important for organizations who want to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.
In fact, the same IDC report also predicts that in 2021 over 75 percent of mid- and large-sized organizations will adopt a multicloud and/or hybrid IT strategy. However, in spite of these clear growth indictors, so far only a mere 20 percent of current workloads have moved to the cloud.
What’s hindering this rapid modernization?
Until recently, the demand for enterprise clouds had been focused on migrating simple applications and workloads. But now, due to increasing expectations for platform agility and for data to quickly generate new insights, the focus is shifting from just migrating to building and innovation. And from these new demands, we see the need among our Business Partners and clients for more secure solutions to manage compliance and security across multiple clouds.
After all, every industry has unique apps and workloads, with specific compliance and data residency requirements, security and resiliency needs, and other factors that demand greater choice in where you run your workloads. Clients today are ready to undertake the cloud journey but only with a trusted partner by their side. Moving to cloud requires an understanding of what should move where and when, as well as the new skills to do so.
Where do we go from here?
With these factors in mind, we worked with our clients from across industries to fine-tune our public cloud platforms to help make them more open and secure.
For example, we created a hybrid cloud offering for IBM Business Partner NexJ Systems, that enables it to deploy solutions for its financial customers in 15 – 20 percent of the time than previously required.
Similarly, we helped a start-up, IBM Business Partner UneeQ (formerly FaceMe), to develop a new digital human platform. This solution, in turn, will support the business in creating a better man-machine interface to aid in giving a more unique, personalized experience to people when they interact with digital humans.
Through these solutions, we observed that open architectures, particularly those based on Kubernetes and containers, are driving the next wave of cloud-based business innovation. So when we renewed our public cloud, we built it on a foundation of hardened, open-source software, security leadership and enterprise grade infrastructure.
With this updated, public cloud, your clients can now:
- Build and run applications more easily by either using cloud native services or deploying on managed Red Hat OpenShift, which supports automated vulnerability management and self-healing resiliency
- Take advantage of the streamlined deployment of IBM Cloud Paks to provide a seamless “out-of-the-box” experience
- Access the same state-of-the-art cryptographic technology on which financial institutions rely while using your own key that no one else can see—not even us
- Span both classic enterprise multi-architecture lift-and-shift and broad VMware® migrations to cloud native leadership with broad support for Kubernetes, Knative, Istio and Cloud Foundry
No matter where you are in your cloud journey, the public cloud will play a critical role in the digital transformation of your business. Why not join the various clients from all over the world and from every industry that are entrusting their business to the IBM public cloud?
Learn more about IBM’s public cloud and help your clients start their journey.