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Cloud integration takeaways from IBM Edge

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What a week at IBM Edge 2016! After a busy and productive week at our signature event for IT leaders, I’d like to share some of the key accomplishments and takeaways from a cloud integration perspective.

First off, a big thank you to all of the attendees, business partners and IBM employees who made this event a big success.

At the IBM cloud booth, the cloud integration team hit the ground running at the welcome reception on Sunday night, excited to showcase how IBM Cloud Integration enables clients to create, connect, and optimize on the cloud.


The IBM Cloud Integration booth at IBM Edge 2016.


We connected with clients and business partners to talk about the work we’ve done at IBM since acquiring Gravitant, a leader in cloud brokerage. Together with the experts from Gravitant, we’re delivering IBM cloudMatrix, a cloud brokerage platform that helps enterprises transform their IT with a versatile and agile platform.

Discussion in the cloud booth centered around the yin and yang of cloud computing and traditional IT, echoing the recent blog post from Dr. Ilyas Iyoob, IBM distinguished engineer and Gravitant chief scientist. We talked to clients and partners how cloud brokerage, powered by IBM cloudMatrix, can help our clients build and optimize their hybrid cloud.


At IBM Edge 2016, many booth visitors were interested in discussing hybrid cloud solutions.

At Edge, I heard many discussions centered around what CIOs and CTOs need to reign in a sprawling IT organization. They are looking for tools that give them better visibility and improved governance of their complex cloud configurations. In the booth, we used key modules in IBM cloudMatrix to show how CIOs and CTOs can plan, buy and manage their company’s entire hybrid cloud through a single dashboard.


We did find time for a little fun. On Tuesday night, we were treated to a concert by Train. In front of a packed house, Train rocked a number of their own hit songs, and even led the crowd in a singalong of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”


Train rocks IBM Edge 2016.

Edge is behind us, but there are plenty of ways to learn how to tune up your company’s hybrid cloud. If you’d like to find out more about IBM cloudMatrix in person, join us at IBM World of Watson in Vegas this October or at IBM InterConnect in May 2017. You can also dig deeper into IBM cloudMatrix by clicking here.


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