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IBM wins Frost & Sullivan 2016 Cloud Company of the Year award

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Frost Sullivan Cloud Company awardMarket research firm Frost & Sullivan has conferred its 2016 Cloud Company of the Year award to IBM, citing hybrid integration and affordability as major factors.

Lynda Stadtmueller, Vice President of Cloud Services for Stratecast/Frost & Sullivan, explained the choice of the IBM Cloud platform because it “supports the concept of ‘hybrid integration’ — that is, a hybrid IT environment in which disparate applications and data are linked via a comprehensive integration platform, allowing the apps to share common management functionality and control.”

The capabilities she noted enable Bluemix users to tap into analytics functionality and Watson.

Stadtmueller continued: “IBM Cloud offers a price-performance advantage over competitors due to its infrastructure configurations and service parameters — including a bare metal server option; single-tenant (private) compute and storage options; granular capacity selections for processing, memory, and network for public cloud units; and all-included technical support.”

IBM VP of Cloud Strategy and Portfolio Management Don Boulia said the award “recognizes the extraordinary range and depth of IBM’s cloud services portfolio.”

Other IBM capabilities Frost & Sullivan cited were its scalable cloud portfolio, extensive connectivity and microservices.

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