Now’s the time for a multi-cloud strategy

After recent outages from major cloud providers affected thousands of businesses in the US, many CIOs and CTOs are thinking hard about their cloud strategies. Specifically, they’re looking at the risks of having one service provider across their entire cloud environment, which includes the vulnerabilities of internal, on-premises systems. This is very similar to the […]

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Enterprise cloud strategy: Platforms and infrastructure in a multi-cloud environment

In past posts about multi-cloud strategy, I’ve focused on two principles for getting it right — governance and applications and data — and their importance when working with a cloud services provider (CSP). The third and final element of your multi-cloud strategy is perhaps most crucial: platform and infrastructure effectiveness to support your application needs. […]

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Enterprise cloud strategy: Applications and data in a multi-cloud environment

Say you’ve decided to hedge your IT bets with a multi-cloud environment. That’s excellent, except, what’s your applications and data strategy? That’s not an idle question. The hard reality is that if you don’t coordinate your cloud environments, innovative applications will struggle to integrate with traditional systems. Cost management, security and compliance — like organizational […]

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Enterprise cloud strategy: Governance in a multi-cloud environment

Enterprises manage risk. It’s a business reality that applies as much to cloud computing as it does to finance, operations or marketing. To mitigate risk from data loss or downtime, or retain control of enterprise data and application strategy, organizations today often use two or more cloud providers in their cloud environments. This multi-cloud strategy […]

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Most enterprises tailor hybrid cloud to their specific needs

CIOs, CTOs and all line-of-business leaders looking to gain differentiation and strategic advantage: you’ve come a long way in the last four years when it comes to cloud technology. That’s one of the key takeaways from a new IBM Institute for Business Value report, Tailoring Hybrid Cloud. My co-authors — IBMers Justin Chua, Robert Freese, […]

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