The importance of on-premises IT to your hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud integrates public and private cloud with your on-premises infrastructure. The right solution delivers a unified, flexible, cost-optimal hybrid cloud with reliable and securable on-premises infrastructure to deliver performance and protection across data-intensive and mission-critical workloads.


Realize the power of on-premises for hybrid IT


Protect data and manage privacy by policy across your hybrid ecosystem, without impacting performance.


Avoid downtime, achieve the highest service levels, recover without data loss and defend against cyberthreats.


Scale up and out with industry-leading performance, capacity on demand, and consumption pricing models.

Build on the most open and secure cloud for business.

The key to enterprise hybrid cloud strategy

Get insights from 384 IT decision-makers across industries on ways to future-proof your IT infrastructure and gain a competitive edge with a hybrid cloud environment.²

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¹ 99.99999% disclaimer: Internal data based on measurements and projections was used in calculating the expected value. The z15™ servers must be configured in a parallel sysplex using z/OS® 2.3 or above; GDPS®  management of data and middleware recovery across Metro distance systems and storage, including GDPS Metro Multi-site Workload and GDPS Continuous Availability; and DS888X with IBM HyperSwap®. Necessary resiliency technology must be enabled, such as System Managed CF Structure Duplexing, Sysplex failure management and Capacity Provisioning Manager. Other configurations may provide different availability characteristics.

² A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, January 2021