Overview

IBM® Consulting Services for Google Cloud supports an open and secure path to multicloud transformation. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, IBM offers end-to-end services for Google Cloud to enable enterprises to accelerate their cloud transformation journey. Our cloud experts collaboratively support the modernization and migration of your workloads and applications to Google Cloud and other multicloud platforms, including IBM. Our cloud experts can help modernize your legacy apps using OpenShift, Kubernetes, microservices and APIs. We use agile methodologies and tooling to accelerate your migration process.

Google Cloud Premier Partner

A multicloud environment is the new reality

98% of organizations plan to use multiple hybrid clouds within three years.*

Only 38% of organizations have tools in place to operate a multicloud environment.*

Two-thirds of organizations say a multicloud environment is crucial to reducing costs.*

Services delivery model

IBM Garage Method for Cloud

Supports the full engagement lifecycle for multicloud, integrating all aspects of solution delivery through each stage of your cloud journey.

Cloud Advisory Tool

Automates data collection; gathers client portfolio information and determines the disposition, cloud affinity, strategy and transformation approach.

Cloud Automation Manager (CAM)

Provides end-to-end automation and the capability to compose cloud infrastructure and application management services into self-managed service objects.

Cloud Migration Factory

Embeds automation and AI into the migration process; provides clients with an accelerated path to cloud, helping to mitigate any impact to normal business operations.

The differentiators

Open and secure approach to multicloud

Open and secure approach to multicloud

Cloud solutions are open by design with billions of security events managed per day.

Cloud Innovate method and tooling

IBM Garage Method for Cloud and tooling

Cloud migrations may be up to 25% faster.

Expertise

Expertise

Close to 90,000 worldwide cloud and enterprise application consultants, experts and agile developers bring over 35 years of experience to designing and building enterprise hybrid IT environments.

Large scale cloud migration, modernization experience

Large scale cloud migration, modernization experience

With over 5,000 migration and modernization SMEs worldwide, IBM has completed over 15,000 projects and has secured over 30 migration and modernization patents for analytics.

IBM Cloud Services

Get end-to-end advice, design, road mapping and architectural services to help navigate your Google Cloud journey, including:

  • Cloud adoption strategy and business case
  • Application and infrastructure assessment for Google Cloud
  • Target Operating Model for Google Cloud Adoption
  • Migration strategy to Google Cloud

Accelerate application migration and modernization using IBM Garage Method for Cloud and Toolkit, including:

  • Pre-built and configurable migration toolchains
  • Integrated third-party tools 
  • Google proprietary tools for accelerated application migration to GCP leveraging for discovery, design and data migration
  • Google’s Velostrata enterprise cloud migration tool for lift and shift of workloads like SAP and ERP, custom apps and other enterprise workloads to Google Cloud

Develop rapid MVPs using modern and standard tools in Cloud Native development guide, including:

  • Take advantage of Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Competency Center for cloud-native development
  • Accelerate application deployment and enable the next-gen automation driven software delivery lifecycle and operating model using DevOps
  • Design, build and secure hybrid APIs and integrations leveraging Google’s cross-cloud API management platform
  • Design and build cloud native applications using microservices based architecture on Google Cloud using Cloud Services Platform (CSP)
  • Benefit from data management and analytics as-a-service offerings including data migration and warehousing with Big Query

Benefit from cloud platform architecture and engineering services for your hybrid and multicloud platforms, including: 

  • Integrated Cloud Service Management and Operations across IaaS, PaaS and SaaS based on Site Reliability Engineering practices
  • Cloud Competency Center for DevOps, SRE and multicloud operations
  • Monitoring and management of applications and infrastructure on Google Cloud powered with advanced automation and cognitive analytics capabilities

What’s new in IBM cloud services

IBM has introduced a group of new multicloud services aligned with AWS Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, in addition to IBM Cloud.

These hybrid multicloud services advise on open and secure strategies for application development, migration, modernization and management.

Dedicated teams combine their deep services expertise with industry-leading methods and tools, like IBM Garage Method for Cloud and tooling, to help clients accelerate their growth, efficiency and innovation. They can leverage open and secure multicloud strategies supporting their cloud application lifecycle. 

See what app modernization and multicloud means for this global heavy building materials company

A heavy building materials company wants to leverage digital strategies to monetize internal assets in its supply chain and delivery system for ready-mix cement and other building material clients. The company wants to disrupt the heavy building materials market.

  • Built an API Framework Developers Portal omnichannel platform. Evaluated the greenfield development and ensured a common framework
  • Created a business plan to monetize digital assets and incent internal and external developers to innovate
  • Migrated legacy apps to cloud with a technical debt focus
  • Modernized applications for the digital economy
  • Moved $1B to web, improving their business model, eliminating time delays and reducing costs
  • Discovered and unlocked 30 existing digital assets
  • Created a developer’s portal to enable innovation
  • Monetized a heavy building materials ecosystem to disrupt the industry

Related solutions

IBM Services for Cloud Strategy

Successfully shape end-to-end IT innovation initiatives with a focus on technology, modernization, rationalization, agility and migration to the cloud.

IBM Services for Cloud Migration

Move data, applications or other business infrastructure to a hosting environment and experience improved data and application availability.

IBM Cloud Garage

Visit an IBM Cloud Garage location where you can receive expert guidance, implementation support and managed services to help you simplify and accelerate your journey to cloud.

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*Results based on 2018 survey information from the Institute of Business Value with 1,016 executives in 19 industries headquartered in 20 countries. Thirteen percent of respondents held the title of CEO or Head of Strategy while 30 percent held the title of CIO, CTO, Head of IT or Head of Technology.