multicloud

What are IBM Cloud Paks?

It’s been more than a decade since commercial cloud first transformed business, but even now only about 20 percent of workloads have moved to the cloud. Why? Factors such as skills gaps, integration issues, difficulties with established codes and vendor lock-in may be preventing most teams from fully modernizing their IT operations. Business leaders have […]

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How to navigate multicloud management

With most businesses already relying on multiple cloud providers to meet their business objectives, we are now living in a multicloud world. But how can organizations navigate multiple cloud environments while meeting the demands of their most critical business priorities? Research shows that most organizations haven’t been able to solve that problem yet. According to […]

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New Forrester study: What is the ROI of application modernization?

If you work in IT, you’ve probably heard grandiose-sounding promises about the ROI of application modernization. It might not be surprising, then, that businesses everywhere are embracing the hybrid, multicloud cloud model. According to an IBM commissioned study by Forrester Research, 62 percent of infrastructure decision makers reported using hosted private cloud in 2017, and […]

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Why organizations should make strategy central to cloud transformation

In his conversation with General Manager of IBM Hybrid Cloud Services Jim Comfort, InformationWeek’s Joao-Pierre S. Ruth asked a big question: what sets IBM apart from other cloud services? Throughout the interview, Comfort stressed that one of the key components is strategy. “All of the large deals that we’ve done have had a business strategy, […]

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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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New IBM services help companies manage the new multicloud world

Enterprises are going through a huge transformation in how they operate. Today, according to a recent study, 85 percent of enterprises operate in a multicloud environment. The IBM Institute for Business Value estimates that by 2021, 98 percent of organizations studied plan to adopt multicloud architectures. Navigating multicloud complexity There are no two ways about […]

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How to make the most of multiple clouds

Many customer-facing activities, such as marketing and customer service, are migrating to the cloud along with mission-critical product development activities, manufacturing and operations processes and standard administrative tasks. According to a study by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), cloud services are proliferating across enterprise environments so quickly that most IT teams already use […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2019

2018 was a landmark year for cloud with a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, perhaps none more so than the IBM bid to acquire Red Hat, the Kubernetes supporter through Red Hat OpenShift and open source powerhouse behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This and other new alliances are certain to accelerate technological advances that set […]

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3 reasons you can’t miss IBM Think 2019

Business has changed. And it’s going to continue to change. In this new age of rapid innovation, it’s essential to understand how the latest technologies will impact your industry. Organizations that wait to embrace transformation are finding themselves on the wrong side of disruption. IBM is determined to help its clients and partners harness this […]

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A guiding framework for digital transformation

This is the second blog post in a series on cloud adoption and transformation, following the release of The Cloud Adoption Playbook. You can read Moe Abdula’s introduction to the series here. “Think, transform, thrive.” This is a framework we use to help clients scaffold their organization-wide cloud adoption and digital transformation. We help our […]

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Why a multicloud strategy beats a one-size-fits-all cloud approach

When cloud computing first started, one size really did seem to fit all. Companies looked for quick wins, moving generic applications to public cloud infrastructures so they could take advantage of lower costs and increased scalability. More than a decade later, the industry has evolved. Organizations are moving from single-cloud implementations to multicloud strategies. Many of the […]

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What industry leaders think about IBM Multicloud Manager

New IBM research shows that 85 percent of enterprises operate in a multicloud environment, which means companies are working across public, private and hybrid clouds. Yet the same survey shows that IT leaders at well over half of these companies acknowledge they do not have all the tools, processes or strategy in place to manage […]

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