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Comparing IBM Cloud Private to Bruce Lee might sound like a stretch for most people. I mean, Bruce Lee was Kato from the Green Hornet! He used nunchucks! He even defeated Walker Texas Ranger, aka Chuck Norris! But if you strip away the top layer and replace the nunchucks with a transformative private cloud platform located behind your firewall, I think you will find they have a lot in common in terms of their methodologies and their underlying foundation for success.
The iconic martial artist once said, “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
This idea of being flexible and adapting to your environment is exactly what IBM Cloud Private is about. With the dynamics of the marketplace constantly changing, it is no longer a one size fits all world. While businesses look to public cloud technologies as a model to gain efficiency, they are unwilling to sacrifice the control required to enforce compliance with corporate and regulatory security policies. For this reason, along with the increasing pressure for digital transformation, enterprises are beginning to embrace a variety of cloud deployment models that go beyond public cloud to address challenges with privacy and the security of data in a public cloud setting. These include running mission-critical applications on public cloud, cost of networking bandwidth and data movement for data-intensive workloads (scaling up) and application performance issues.
As a result, according to a Mckinsey IT as a service survey, the number of enterprises provisioning on-premises private cloud workloads is expected to double from 24% to 46% in large enterprises by 2018.
Staying along the lines of Bruce Lee’s philosophy, IBM Cloud Private is helping organizations adapt and restructure to better align with a constantly changing environment. Whether this means pouring water into a cup, or easily integrating existing on-premise software with data services that provide cloud capabilities and services to innovate faster in a secure environment, you are setting yourself up for the best possible outcome.
As part of IBM Cloud Private, Microservice Builder, a toolchain offering end-to-end development and deployment experience, will allow you to easily and efficiently automate, deploy, scale and manage your containerized applications across private and public clouds. With automated, built-in dashboards, organizations are able to better manage applications and services across multiple clouds for flexibility and choice. Users will then be able to add in the services needed to do key functions like connect APIs and data, while also monitoring, logging and managing events. All of this provides you with a foundation built to rapidly produce quality code and accelerate business value.
IBM WebSphere Liberty is also available in the IBM Cloud Platform content catalog. This fast, dynamic, easy-to-use application server is ideal for developers but also ready for production. When combined with the rich palette of middleware technologies available through the content catalog, this offering solution reduces the amount of integration required for plumbing several middleware components such as databases, caching solutions and messaging solutions, allowing organizations to focus on creating new insights to drive better business outcomes.
Much like Bruce Lee enlightened millions of people by bringing Eastern thought to Western audiences, IBM Cloud Private will help you modernize existing applications and workloads while enabling new technologies and DevOps models for application creation and deployment – all with a single platform.
Join a new webcast on December 6, 2017, IBM Cloud Private and WebSphere Application Server: A Single Platform Allows Developers to Harness the Power of Private Cloud
Learn more about IBM Cloud Private here.