Hybrid cloud automation for digital transformation

A recent study by Forrester Consulting found that hybrid cloud implementations are maturing and automation management can help drive easier compliance and control of resources. Discover insights from decision makers surveyed and learn how an agile mindset can drive more efficient use of IT infrastructure.

By the numbers

The data shows why IBM is the right partner for your hybrid multicloud strategy

Top banks use IBM


44 of the top 50 banks run IBM Z hardware to support day-to-day data security needs ²

Scale that's hard to match


A single IBM z15™ or LinuxONE III system can run two million containers, for scale that is hard to match ³

Virtually no downtime


IBM z15 solutions deliver up to 99.99999%* availability and the resiliency on which you can depend ⁴

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¹ Source: IBM Global Financing (IGF)

² Source: IBM internal financial analysis plus list of banks at https://www.relbanks.com/worlds-top-banks/assets (link resides outside of ibm.com)

³ 2M+ disclaimer: Performance result is extrapolated IBM internal tests running in a Z15 LPAR with 1 dedicated IFL and 16 GB memory 980 NGINX Docker containers. Results may vary. Operating system was SLES12 SP4 (SMT mode). Docker 18.09.6 and NGINX 1.15.9 was used.

⁴ Source: Global Reliability Survey Mid-Year Update, ITIC, 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

*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.