September 16, 2016 | Written by: Sudipta Datta
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Edge 2016 is right around the corner! IBM Edge is one of the longest-running infrastructure conferences, and it has evolved over time to accommodate technologies that drive business outcomes. This year, the conference reinforces the importance of IBM infrastructure as the foundation for big data and analytics, mobile and social initiatives, and hybrid cloud.
Cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data technologies enable businesses to rethink their IT infrastructure strategy. In a world powered by cloud computing, you might think the importance of the mainframe data center is diminishing. On the contrary, the high-performing data center continues to play a critical role in transforming businesses.
Many large companies are shifting toward a hybrid cloud model, where on-premises IT infrastructure is just as important as the cloud, if not more. To remain agile, flexible and interoperable, you need to seamlessly connect and move applications, data and services across cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
In this fast-changing technical landscape, a lot of data is generated outside the walls of the enterprise. By connecting systems of record to systems of engagement on the cloud, you can create value across your business. It is crucial to integrate different sources of data and analyze them in a timely fashion. You can now seamlessly and intelligently integrate the controlled enterprise environment with new data from sources like sensors, mobile, cloud services, web and the IoT. All of this integrated data can drive new levels of business responsiveness and efficiency.
If you’re interested in messaging integration, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to connect with IBM MQ experts at Edge. Messaging solutions like IBM MQ provide versatile messaging integration, from the mainframe to mobile and from the cloud to devices. IBM MQ acts as a single, robust messaging backbone that gets the data where it needs to be, reliably, securely and quickly. When integrated with IBM Message Hub, it works across on-premises and cloud environments seamlessly as a single messaging solution. MQ has been tailored further to strengthen connectivity on IBM z/OS and the mainframe. It aims to meet the quality of service and security requirements that businesses demand.
Don’t miss the opportunity at Edge to hear how to connect cloud computing and mainframe data centers — and all the data that flows across both. Come visit Booth 525 in the Edge Solution EXPO to see how IBM cloud integration solutions are constantly evolving to deliver the best of both worlds.