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An open, hybrid cloud strategy lets you build and manage workloads from anywhere, without vendor lock-in
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What is an open hybrid cloud strategy?

An open hybrid approach allows you to integrate the best features and functions from any cloud, or traditional IT environment, and tap the unmatched pace and quality of innovations from the open source community.

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Benefits 98% Growth-driven IT

98% of organizations achieved maximized availability and uptime through a comprehensive, well-designed cloud architecture.¹

83% Flexibility

A hybrid cloud environment delivers on the openness and flexibility that's needed for today and tomorrow.²

95% Enhanced security

95% of organizations with a well-planned, formal cloud architecture report an improved security posture.¹

Case studies

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American Airlines transforms customer experience with IBM Cloud.

To better respond to customer needs, American Airlines transformed the way they worked by teaming with IBM.

Abou Ghaly Motors fast-tracks its digital transformation

Inherent to its design, IBM Cloud® provided the efficiency, scalability and security-rich features to support AGM’s enterprise-scale SAP workloads.

Tomago Aluminium optimizes their cloud for mission-critical workloads

Tomago experienced performance improvements and an increase of actionable insight thanks to the IBM private cloud.

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Cloud managed services

Simplify complex hybrid IT management for greater visibility, manageability and flexibility.

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Business continuity

Enable resilient models to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity.

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IBM Cloud® for VMware Solutions

Modernize your VMware workloads and applications with IBM Cloud®.

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Linux® server solutions

Optimize your IT infrastructure — on premises and in the cloud — with the flexibility and control that comes with open source development.

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Resources Benefits of hybrid cloud and AI

IBM and Oxford Economics conducted a study asking IT leaders about the importance of cloud architecture and AI in enabling their businesses to adapt and thrive.

10 steps to prepare for the hybrid cloud era

Digital transformation is the critical path forward for enterprises today and optimizing and managing your hybrid IT environment paves that path.

Containers on IBM Cloud

Containers are ideal for application modernization, and for an open hybrid cloud strategy that lets you build, run and manage workloads anywhere.

Why IBM for your hybrid cloud approach
What’s your hybrid cloud advantage?

The new generation of hybrid cloud provides a common platform across all of your cloud, on-premises and edge environments. That means you can skill once, build once and manage from a single pane of glass. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments.

In fact, our hybrid cloud approach can offer up to 2.5x more value than a public cloud-only approach. With our hybrid cloud value calculator, you can determine the value that a hybrid cloud approach can bring to your business.

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¹ Forbesinsights, Renewing IT In The Cloud Era, 10 Steps CIOs Are Taking Now, 2019
² The Key To Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Strategy: An Annual Forrester Consulting Study Commissioned By IBM, January 2021