Hybrid cloud

Enterprise DevOps: Innovate with agility at scale

Cloud computing, Data centers, Hybrid cloud...

Increase the pace of innovation without compromising the stability of core business systems. Many enterprise CTOs and IT leaders are broadening the role of mainframes in response to that challenge as they accelerate the digital transformation of their organization. A key aspect of that transformation involves developing new services in dynamic environments where lines of ...read more


Hybrid cloud in a digital transformation mindset

Cloud computing, Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

CTOs, IT leaders and business executives face a variety of infrastructure options for cloud-based solutions. To gain some perspective into how business leaders envision the role of a hybrid cloud as they transform and embrace the needs of a digital economy, we spoke recently with Jo Peterson, Vice President of Cloud Services at Clarify360. Peterson’s ...read more


Mainframe reinvention: a digital growth catalyst

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Platform economics

What if your organization could sharpen its competitive edge? What if your enterprise could shift industry trends in its favor by leveraging existing IT infrastructure? What if your company’s experts could foresee a compelling new customer experience, then quickly develop and deploy an online solution that’s ahead of your peer group? Today, across numerous industries, ...read more


Hands-on experience with the IBM z Systems Trial Program

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Software

As I work with clients who are considering purchasing enterprise software, they are often challenged with quickly accessing and testing the software. Multiple steps are required, from download to installation and configuration, and many times multiple people need to be coordinated (like the people in operations, database administrator (DBA), systems programmer, application developer and so ...read more


Better together: Systems of innovation (part four)

Hybrid cloud, Linux on z, Mainframes

We’ve been redefining digital business over the last decade, but there’s a whole spectrum of optimized application development opportunities yet to explore. This is the fourth and final part of this series. We can help you apply your IT infrastructure as the catalyst for creating innovative new digital ventures or business models and enhancing your ...read more


Making a case for cloud computing

Cloud computing, Data security, Hybrid cloud...

My wife, who is home for the day, just informed me that her IT department moved their email and home directories to the cloud.  Previously, the company’s access policies were so restrictive that she could never see this information offsite.  As I reflected on what this change would mean to remote users, I wondered about ...read more


Improving chip yield rates with cognitive manufacturing

Data security, Hybrid cloud, Software-defined computing...

When we think about manufacturing in electronics we usually think about the assembly of the final product, rather than the manufacture of all of the individual components.  Right at the start of the supply chain are the microchips themselves.  As components, they are relatively cheap per unit, but the design complexity and manufacturing setup costs ...read more


Better together: Systems of innovation (Part three)

Hybrid cloud, Linux on z, Mainframes

Welcome to the era of rapid digital business innovation, where creating new value for your organization is limited only by your imagination. Working with executive leaders, we’ve envisioned a hybrid cloud architecture that’s enterprise strong and adaptive to industry-domain requirements, by design. It’s a forward-looking platform that will stand the test of time. Based upon ...read more


The new cloud conversation: How to build a high-performing cloud

Hybrid cloud, Linux on z, Mainframes

While most agree that cloud is the architecture of the future, IT leaders are learning fast that putting all clouds into one category is like saying that all cars are the same. An AMC Gremlin and a Porsche 911 both have an engine and four wheels, but produce vastly different results. With clouds, as with ...read more