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Is the hybrid cloud model right for your business?

Hybrid cloud deployments have become an increasingly popular choice among enterprises. According to MarketsandMarkets research, the hybrid cloud market is expanding at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate. What’s behind the popularity of the hybrid cloud model, which combines public and private cloud resources in the same environment? Does this setup really deliver the best of […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2018

About this time last year, I provided a set of predictions for cloud in 2017. This year, I’ve been asked back again to gaze into my cloudy crystal ball once more. Looking back at my 2017 predictions, which focused on agility, infrastructure, public cloud and cloud adoption, they pretty much hit the mark. Here are […]

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Lanka Bell and IBM team up to accelerate cloud in Sri Lanka

It just got easier for businesses, developers and government organizations in Sri Lanka to access all the benefits of cloud. Telecommunications provider Lanka Bell and IBM announced a new agreement to offer public, private and hybrid IBM Cloud services in Sri Lanka, including workload migrations, disaster recovery and capacity expansion solutions. Services available will include […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2017

2016 has shown that expert predictions don’t always play out in quite the ways people expect. If anything, the mantra of “expect the unexpected” seems to be the only one to follow right now. With this as a backdrop, I thought about what the world of cloud might expect to see as 2017 begins. With […]

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Microsoft server hosting on IBM Cloud

Did you know that tens of thousands of Microsoft workloads are running on IBM Cloud? Here are some of the reasons why organizations of all sizes are choosing cloud to support their Microsoft servers. Why choose cloud Businesses are looking for new ways to engage customers, drive digital transformation and make operations faster and more […]

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Report: IBM public cloud empowers developers

The latest edition of Forrester Research’s Forrester Wave report which evaluates global public cloud platforms characterized IBM as a “strong performer” in public cloud. IBM earned “the highest possible score for its private and hybrid cloud strategy as well as the top ranking for IBM’s infrastructure services,” eWeek reports. Forrester’s study used 34 evaluation criteria […]

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Keeping visibility, control and security simple with hybrid cloud

The best thing about hybrid cloud can also be the worst thing if you’re not careful. I’m talking about being able to run workloads in a variety of environments—public cloud, private cloud, on-premises data center—and having the flexibility to choose the ideal environment to do what’s best for the business in any situation. It sounds […]

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Why the hybrid cloud is imperative for business

As the old saying goes, “Adapt or die.” Businesses are often learning the hard way that if they don’t transform the way they interact with customers they risk losing to companies that move faster. These innovative companies know how to change their business models with new business realities. It is not a coincidence that these […]

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Community cloud: The answer to the public/private debate?

Should you turn to a public or private cloud solution? Discussions prizing the first or the second option are endless. Public cloud means flexibility, unlimited scalability, frictionless consumption and less worry for your CIO. On the other hand, private cloud gives you full control over the environment and keeps your data close to you, preferably […]

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How does private cloud stack up versus public cloud?

A few years ago, debates raged between supporters of public and private cloud. Public cloud fans pointed to its elasticity, pay-per-use models and deployment speed, and declared that theirs was the only sensible option. Private cloud advocates highlighted their side’s management visibility, privacy, security, and control, declaring that public should be relegated to dev/test environments. […]

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How a hybrid cloud strategy can boost security

Enterprises today are facing some difficult choices. They operate in a world in which anyone anywhere—armed only with a good idea and a credit card—can compete with them on an even footing. This is possible because the cloud has democratized access to large amounts of computing power and an unprecedented breadth of services and capabilities. […]

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United States of Cloud saves states millions of dollars

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, state and local governments are embracing the cloud. In all, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) finds that 20 percent of states are now investing heavily in cloud computing, according to their 2014 survey. And these early adopters are saving significant taxpayer dollars. In Iowa, for […]

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