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3 ways IBM Cloud Private delivers business value

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IBM Cloud Private business valueAt the IBM Cloud Private Day event in Johannesburg, South Africa, last month, Soloman Barghouthi, a product manager for hybrid cloud, told ITWeb that IBM Cloud Private isn’t something leaders buy just because they have money to spend.

“I’m buying it to deliver business value,” he said.

How exactly is it delivering value? Here are a few ways:

1. Managing the politics of moving data.

Database administrators aren’t always willing to put sensitive data on the public cloud.

“Convincing the database administrators to give up control of the data is difficult,” Barghouthi says. “You’ll still have control, but someone else is managing it for you behind the scenes. So there’s a lot of politics with moving data, more so than for any security reason.”

2. Increasing the comfort level.

Leaving the management of your organization’s cloud to IBM — while it remains behind your firewall — helps business leaders “focus on what makes you money, which is the user experience and the business logic,” Barghouthi says.

Developers won’t have to worry about making room for new users; they can just ask for more computing power.

As users get more comfortable with private cloud, the transition to private cloud will get easier and more comfortable, he says.

3. Bridging the gap.

For companies that weren’t born on the web, such as banks, aviation and insurance companies, a lot of data and processes still filter through old, legacy systems. Cloud Private helps connect those systems to the cloud technology of the future.

“It’s going to bridge the gap between traditional data centers and what the public cloud will eventually look like,” says Aziz Alsharafi, cloud technical leader for IBM Cloud Private.

For more about the business value of IBM Cloud Private, read the full ITWeb article.

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