Smarter Business Review stories about cloud

What is cloud orchestration and why is it critical for business?

Written by Rishi Ranjan | June 18, 2018 | Cloud, Manage cloud

Adopting cloud is now a part of every CIO’s agenda. The proliferation of public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud makes it more complex, but versatile as well. To make the cloud function the necessary way, we rely on an orchestrating system. When it comes to hybrid cloud, an orchestrating system is the new operating system Like more

How managed cloud services power digital transformation

Written by Lynda Stadtmueller | June 15, 2018 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Manage cloud

For enterprises, managed cloud services can mean the difference between living in the past and gaining a foothold in the future. Frost and Sullivan recently published an interactive white paper, “Find a Strategic Partner: How Managed Cloud Services Can Facilitate Your Digital Transformation.” We sat down with VP of cloud services at Frost and Sullivan more

Cloud migration: Today’s business imperative

Written by Laurence Guihard-Joly | May 3, 2018 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

For almost any business, there is a healthy dose of anticipation balanced with a fair amount of anxiety when it comes to migrating to the cloud. Added flexibility, improved agility and ready access to a rich set of cloud native services are just a few of the benefits of transitioning to the cloud. Moving a more

Get ready for hybrid IT and multi-path digital transformation

Written by Kevin Jackson | April 23, 2018 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

The cloud is ubiquitous in today’s business world. This operational model is changing both data center operations and application development processes across multiple domains. As the manager of data centers for some of the most significant companies in the world, IBM has observed this profound shift in the strategic outsourcing marketplace. These shifts are being more

The network is essential; now it needs to be programmable

Written by Archana Vemulapalli | March 8, 2018 | Cloud, Software-defined

Today’s enterprise networks fuel the way people live, work and play. But their ability to push out the rising volume of data and applications in real time and meet expectations is increasingly in jeopardy. The pervasiveness of cloud computing, along with the escalating demand for mobility and social collaboration, continues to place an enormous strain more

Managed services help enterprises power hybrid IT

Written by Jeanetta Clement | February 12, 2018 | Business resiliency, Cloud, Manage cloud

Staying up to date on technology trends and gaining access to the right skills requires an experienced provider that can meet your hybrid IT needs. Large or small, organizations look to trusted managed services providers to address a range of issues around cost, complexity, service quality and risk. Here are eight reasons why your organization more

Five ways SD-WAN equips enterprises to improve network security

Written by Rick Key | January 10, 2018 | Business resiliency, Cloud, Software-defined

Network security had a pretty tough year in 2017. From the WannaCry virus to the Equifax breach, the world of data communications has gotten a lot scarier for enterprises and consumers alike. While the headlines have been alarming, overall industry trends are mixed. According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost more

The future of hybrid cloud: Driving innovation, efficiency and growth

Written by Mike Fitzgerald | November 13, 2017 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

Where we were, where we’re going In 2011, only a third of senior business leaders we queried1 said they had already adopted or planned to adopt the cloud. Fast-forward five years to 2016, and more than three-fourths of the executives described their cloud initiatives as already included in a coordinated program, or fully integrated with more

How is cloud driving digital disruption across industries?

Written by Dayna Sargen | September 29, 2017 | Business transformation, Cloud, Journey to cloud

Why did companies and people first start using the cloud? Typically, it was a tactical play to save IT organizations time, human resources and money — table stakes issues. But the platform has quickly evolved, with a new generation of software products leveraging the cloud to drive business agility, scalability to match demand and improved more