Hybrid cloud

Cloud integration takeaways from IBM Edge

Hybrid cloud

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 ...read more

Deploy VMware workloads with confidence on IBM Cloud

Cloud computing, Hybrid cloud

Organizations today have a growing number of cloud options available to them, and the demand for hybrid cloud solutions is on the rise. Companies know that success depends on competitive hybrid cloud adoption. At VMworld 2016 US, IBM Hybrid Cloud CTO Simon Kofkin-Hansen shared best practices to achieve hybrid cloud success, presenting core concepts around ...read more

How gravity can help your business move faster

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Platform economics

The world of physics has long operated under the concept of gravity–the larger the mass of an object, the stronger the force pulling it toward Earth’s center. Those who understand and respect gravity find ways to move objects with less energy. Those who ignore gravity… well, they waste a lot of energy and see their ...read more

Is your enterprise ready for the API economy?

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

Think for a moment about the way we do business today and how that’s changed in recent years. Instead of in-person meetings and phone calls, our interactions happen largely through messages, videos and posts using laptops, smart phones and other mobile devices. The digital world has transformed the way we communicate and get work done, ...read more

IBM Blockchain on IBM z Systems: Streamlining business processes

Blockchain, Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

The concept behind blockchain technology borrows from the age-old business practice of using ledgers to record transactions. In the case of blockchain, the parties have a replicated electronic ledger. Each party can access their authorized data on those replicated ledgers. Blockchain could lead to sweeping changes in our economy when implemented along with modern technology. ...read more

IBM Enhances LinuxONE for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Ecosystem & partners, Hybrid cloud, Linux on z...

Today IBM has announced new technology features and collaborations for its LinuxONE family of high-performance Linux systems. The enhancements will enable organizations of all sizes to develop, deploy and manage applications for the cloud simply and efficiently with robust security. IBM LinuxONE gives clients the choice they desire with the consistency they need in the ...read more

Best fit deployment using open standards

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Servers

Recently, I have been spending quite some time with “non z” clients—line of business folks, non-z application developers, distributed IT teams—discussing the role of z in their cloud strategy. These are interesting discussions, ranging from “I didn’t know the mainframe has anything to do with cloud,” to “When are you guys going to have a ...read more