September 12, 2016 | Written by: Sharvari Nittur
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Global CEOs recognize cloud as critical to their business and understand that it is not always easy to manage their cloud infrastructures.
Organizations should be able to jump in and react quickly to changing demands, scale resources on the fly and accelerate performance across diverse resources. Automation and orchestration solutions are critical technologies to address this need. One of the biggest gaps that remains in many orchestration solutions is taking the cloud applications into production, which requires connecting to existing enterprise tools and adhering to existing policies.
“IT organizations need orchestration solutions that can consistently implement service models, governance and policies across complex, heterogeneous environments — including cloud, virtual and legacy infrastructure,” according to a 2013 IDC report on orchestration. This is where IBM Cloud Orchestrator can help organizations add value in the cloud. IBM Cloud Orchestrator provides cloud management for your IT services, allowing you to accelerate the delivery of software and infrastructure. It reduces the number of steps to manage public, private and hybrid clouds with an easy-to-use interface based on open standards. It also gives you access to ready-to-use content packs.
Here are some examples of how our clients have benefited from using IBM Cloud Orchestrator:
Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT), which managed and promoted the French Open, wanted to boost the global visibility of the tournament with a secure and cost-effective digital environment. It was looking for a flexible, reliable and high-performance IT infrastructure to manage unpredictable spikes in demand. With IBM Cloud Orchestrator software, FFT was able to automatically optimize workloads, dynamically create and allocate resources in real time, and deliver transparent and real-time access across resources. Jeremy Bottom, General Manager of FFT, said, “Partnering with IBM, we have demonstrated our ability to add to the excitement of tennis fans whether they are in the stands or at home.”
HBL, Pakistan’s largest bank, was looking to provide its enterprise customers the ability to execute high-volume transactions through a cash management portal. IBM Cloud Orchestrator software was used by the application team to manage HBL’s IT environment, orchestrate workloads across the PureApplication System, and oversee hardware, storage, networking and applications across the IT environment. The IBM platform delivered an immediate, up-front savings of approximately $500,000 in storage and hardware-related costs, as compared to conventional hardware and software procurement.
IBM Cloud Orchestrator can help customers rapidly implement more scalable and cost-effective data center management solutions across diverse, heterogeneous application and infrastructure.
Join us at IBM Edge 2016 to learn how you can simplify and automate your IT infrastructure across the hybrid cloud. Visit booth #525 to get a brief demo on how you can put this into practice in your organization. Register today.