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A new tool to manage multicloud with speed and control

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In this post, we’ll cover the most critical steps to adopting a multicloud strategy. But first, some exciting news:  We will be announcing the IBM Cloud Automation Manager at InterConnect 2017.

IBM Cloud Automation Manager will be released in March 17, 2017. Companies can use CAM to manage their multicloud environment through a single dashboard. It will provide cognitive operations to facilitate deployment of workloads to cloud based on application requirements. IT operations won’t have to guess ever again.

Why does multicloud management matter?

Three out of four companies today have deployed more than one cloud. Is your organization leveraging multiple clouds to run business applications? Is your IT operations team able to build, maintain and operate these multicloud environments with speed, security, compliance and enterprise-grade quality?

The rapid expansion of business cloud portfolios requires a uniform cloud management platform. They need to manage multicloud environments without losing the visibility, governance or operational control that IT teams require to address business needs. Companies need a solution that provides:

  • Speed and agility
  • Control and compliance
  • A single “pane of glass” to manage multicloud environments
  • Support for traditional and emerging technologies such as containers, cognitive and analytics

What is a multicloud management solution?

A multicloud management solution will enable you to automatically deploy and manage multicloud environments. At the same time, it will provide easy access for developers to rapidly and securely create applications within company policy.

Multicloud management solutions typically provide an automatic provisioning capability, workflow management. They also accelerate application deployment and automate manual or scripted tasks to request, change or deploy standardized cloud services. You can execute these tasks across a range of cloud platforms, often leveraging other automation tools like configuration management.

What’s stopping enterprises from adopting multicloud management solutions? Many companies manage cloud services as silos of workloads and platforms. They may already have multiple tools to manage their on-premises and off-premises cloud services. Adopting new technology may happen piecemeal, and some IT staff may resist change.

Explore multicloud at InterConnect 2017

As you finalize your InterConnect schedule, check out the following multicloud sessions.

Session #4112: Transform your IT operations with IBM Cloud Automation Manager

Automation is at the heart of cloud management in hybrid cloud environments. Hear about the new offering IBM Cloud Automation Manager from our esteemed panel: Judith Hurwitz, Hurwitz & Associates; Justin Youngblood, IBM; Vishal Rajpal, Perficient and Markus Echser, SwissRe.

Session: #7187: Hybrid cloud management: Trends, opportunities and IBM’s strategy

As businesses procure cloud resources from multiple IT vendors, they are looking for a single tool that can agnostically manage these complex environments with ease. Hear from IBM experts and clients about the IBM role in shaping the future of hybrid cloud management.

Session #2443: Introduction to IBM Cloud Automation Manager

This session will deliver a technical introduction to IBM’s new Cloud Automation Manager offering. The new tool supports the orchestration, automated provisioning and configuration, as well as lifecycle management of resources across a variety of target clouds. Watch the demo of the new solution and get a look into the future.

Session #3718: Hey IT operators: Automation content makes your job easier

In this session, learn from a survey of real-world accomplishments and quantitative results achieved by using automation content. Use cases from different industries will be shared to illustrate how clients could use blueprints and templates to get their jobs done while deploying applications in the cloud.

Session  #7254: Integrating hybrid cloud management with other services

IBM Cloud Automation Manager allows you to integrate multicloud services with additional DevOps, configuration, monitoring, logs, events, security, costs and identity management available in your business. Learn how this new capability applies to both on premises and off-premises cloud infrastructure and applications.

InterConnect 2017 is just around the corner, brace yourself for an awesome cloud conference. See you there.

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