Cloud computing

Five things I learned about hybrid cloud from IBM clients

Hybrid cloud, IBM Systems Lab Services, Technical

Face-to-face conversations with clients provide a great opportunity to hear first-hand what challenges business leaders are facing around hybrid cloud for enterprise workloads. Whether these conversations take place at a conference or onsite during a client project, they’ve shown me what’s right and what’s wrong with cloud from the perspective of the IT administrators whose ...read more


Open flexibility with infrastructure-independent software

Multicloud, Storage, Technical

There is a rapid industry transition underway to a hybrid multicloud style of computing. It’s happening across all industries and all lines of business and being pushed along by stakeholders from IT managers to the C-suite and shareholders. Although the transition to hybrid multicloud infrastructure is touching every area of IT, its impact on storage ...read more


Met Office gives businesses the upper hand with fast, accurate weather data

Hybrid cloud, Insights, Mainframes

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Weather is one of the few things in life none of us ...read more


CAPEX or OPEX? The effect of hybrid multicloud on storage infrastructure pricing

Insights, Multicloud, Storage

This is part six in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. In Part 1 I set the stage — getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we took a ...read more


Innovation accelerates within the IBM Tape family

Multicloud, News, Storage

Last year IBM invested more than $5 billion in research and development, producing thousands of breakthrough innovations, which led to IBM’s 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership.[1] IBM leadership extends beyond the more than 9,100 patents granted to the company in 2018, however. We are also the leading tape storage vendor on the planet.[2] ...read more


Journey to hybrid multicloud: Innovating with an infrastructure-independent storage software foundation

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

This is Part 5 in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. In Part 1 I set the stage — getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we took a ...read more


Get Ready for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxONE

LinuxONE solutions, Mainframes, Multicloud

We are excited to share the news: IBM and Red Hat are planning to deliver Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE in early first quarter 2020. This brings together the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise container and Kubernetes platform with the enterprise server platforms of IBM Z and LinuxONE, combining cloud ...read more


Data protection for hybrid multicloud environments

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

According to IDC research[1], 60 percent of organizations will have a digital transformation strategy in place by 2020. IT infrastructure must keep pace, so IT teams are increasingly embracing containerized and hybrid multicloud environments that enable better resource efficiency, massive scalability, greater productivity and lower operational costs. IDC research reveals that: 70 percent percent of ...read more


Preparing for your journey to hybrid multicloud: modernize the storage infrastructure you already have

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

This is Part 4 in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. Part 1 set the stage – getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we took a look at ...read more