I can’t wait for IBM InterConnect 2017, where we will preview the new hybrid cloud management platform we are building for our clients. Why? Read on.
More companies are investing in hybrid cloud strategies. Many businesses have a multi-cloud strategy. And that strategy must include a cloud management platform that agnostically manages any cloud so developers are empowered to innovate. And they need it soon. IDC predicts that by 2018, 65 percent of companies will have a management platform for self-service automation that powers developers.
It’s my belief that today, most cloud services are managed in workload and platform silos. That needs to change. It is imperative that companies embrace a holistic approach to cloud management for service reliability, cost, and accessibility. IT leaders need to treat all cloud services as if they are one unified environment, and eliminate the multiple and redundant tools used to manage the cloud.
That’s why at IBM InterConnect 2017, we will preview the new cloud management platform we are building for our clients. We’re planning to show a comprehensive, multi-cloud management solution for IT operations and developers. And with the cognitive capabilities of IBM Watson, we’ll show how to use operational analytics across multiple cloud providers to optimize and govern public and private clouds.
InterConnect will feature IT leaders who will share their automation and hybrid cloud successes and lessons learned. Here are just a few of the sessions and client stories at InterConnect:
Session #4610: How Royal KPN leveraged IBM cloud technologies for automation and insourcing of operations work
With cloud automation, Royal KPN cut significant amount of cost and improved service level agreements by delivering a standardized process to IT operations. Learn how they achieved quality and speed of service, with policy-based governance and controls in the process flows such as management approvals.
Session #7187: Hybrid cloud management: Trends, opportunities and IBM’s strategy
In this session, we will have analysts, IBM experts, and clients discuss multicloud management trends and directions along with real use cases and IBM’s role in shaping the future of cloud management.
Session #4593: IT as business in SwissRe: ITSM processes using BPM in IBM Cloud Orchestrator
Swiss Re automated and standardized internal IT processes to reduce delivery time and increase flexibility. Join Swizz Re to discover the growing importance of BPM as a business driver for IT to better harvest the benefits resulting from digital transformation.
There’s much more to explore. Join us at InterConnect and learn how you can manage complex, multicloud environments with ease using cloud agnostic managements tools, to reduce costs and improve your time-to-value. Our subject matter experts and executives will meet with business leaders. We’re also running a hands-on demo lab where attendees can see first-hand what the new cloud management platform looks like and how it applies to their job role.
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