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



A hybrid cloud environment delivers on the openness and flexibility  hat is needed for today and tomorrow. ⁽²⁾

Enhanced Security


95% of organizations with a well-planned, formal cloud architecture report an improved security posture. ⁽³⁾

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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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¹,³ Forbesinsights, Renewing ITIn 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